London to Paris Bike Ride

Connecting two of the world's most chic capital cities, the London to Paris bike ride is an exciting cycle challenge which anyone can enjoy.

WHEN: Various dates

WHERE: UK/France

DIFFICULTY: Challenging

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Connecting two of the world's most chic capital cities, the London to Paris bike ride is an exciting cycle challenge which anyone can enjoy.

A £99 entry fee and a sponsorship target of £1470

We leave London in the early hours of day one; the transition from the bustling city streets to the rolling English countryside is beautiful – however, do not underestimate the Kentish hills they can be quite unforgiving!

After a tough first day we reach la belle France and can enjoy three challenging days cycling through the beautiful northern French countryside. If you’re ahead of schedule you may even have chance for a quick café au lait in one of the many typically French villages we pass through.

The final days cycling sees a very fast day on smooth roads with plenty of down hills, but be warned, that’s after a big climb! And so to Paris this beautiful city welcomes us with open arms! And as you approach the Eiffel Tower, strangers on the street, in cars, on buses will stop and cheer as you finish your challenge – truly exhilarating!

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  • Practical Action fundraising pack and support
  • Accommodation in 2-3 star hotels
  • Ferry to France and return to London on Eurostar
  • A Practical Action cycling top
  • All meals (excluding dinner on ferry and lunch and dinner day 5)
  • Bike mechanics, support vehicle, guides and medical support
  • Dedicated events staff to help with any fundraising or events questions
 

If you are a lucky ballot place winner or have secured your own place, we'd be delighted if you used it to support us. We'd love to see you in a Practical Action t-shirt!

However much you can raise will be very gratefully received.

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In villages surrounded by flat topography, journeys to hospitals can be long. Poor people are dying because they cannot reach medical care when they need it. Yet even in the poorest villages, people have bicycles. Practical Action works with villagers to build bicycle trailers to transform them into 'ambulances'. Practical Action provides the expertise, and the villagers themselves provide the hard work. Lives are saved.

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Please get in touch to let us know what you are planning, if you’d like further information or how we can help in any way. Thank you for considering to support us in this way.

Email: fundraising@practicalaction.org.uk
Tel: 01926 634506