London to Paris 2016
This is it, the cycling trip of a lifetime! How would you like to cycle from London to Paris on a fun packed weekend with your fellow Rouleurs?
We shall ride on beautiful country roads in hopefully fantastic weather before rolling into wonderful Paris for our obligatory iconic picture in front of the Eiffel Tower and proceed to paint the town red!
The ride into France's capital city is an event every aspiring cyclist has on their bucket list, so please don’t miss this opportunity of a fun packed weekend.
This is on the May bank holiday weekend although you will need to take the Friday off work. It will be worth it! 🙂
Day 1- Friday 27th May
9am: London to Dover-90 miles
6:20pm Catch ferry from Dover to Calais
8:20pm Arrive in Calais and check into b&b
Day 2- Saturday 28th May
9am ride to Blangy-sur-Bresle(97 miles)
5pm: Stay overnight in villa and refuel for the next day
Day 3- Sunday 29th May
9am- Blangy-sur-Bresle to Paris(97 miles)
4pm: Arrive in Paris, get our pictures, check in to our accommodation and proceed to paint the town red.
Day 4-Bank Holiday Monday 30th May
Free day: Do our touristy stuff. Eiffel tower, etc. Relax in Paris.
7pm: Mosy on down to the Eurostar to catch the train home. These are going for around £75 at the moment.
10:00pm-Arrive at London Kings Cross
For this fabulous adventure the price for the full three nights accommodation comes to £160, this is an approximate price for now, it could alter slightly depending on the accommodation type.
This does not include your food, the Ferry or Eurostar. You will have to book these yourself. Here are the links.
Ferry(Dover to Calais 6:20pm) http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/
Eurostar(Paris to London, Book whichever time suits you guys) http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en
Call them on 0344 822 5 822 and book bike space a space on the train you're on for £30, quoting your reference number.
What to bring
Pack light as we will be carrying our gear on the bikes(panniers or small backpacks). Besides your normal cycling items bring your passport, change of clothing/footwear for night time, small lock is optional, phone/garmin chargers and wash kit.
Ideally this will be for people able to ride 90 miles for three days on the bounce, remember we will be taking kit so will be challenging. Have put this as Intermediate/Advanced levels who are riding regularly on the Sunday rides. If any of the Steady level group, or anyone without a ranking is interested or have any questions then feel free to message me.
The maximum number of riders for the weekend will be capped at twelve to avoid congestion.
How to sign up
If interested then sign up to the Meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/Richmond-Park-Rouleurs/ to pop yourself on the waitlist and myself or one of the leadership team will be in touch. If you wish to guarantee your place then just message me so we can organise a deposit of £50 and I can pop you on the RSVP list, we will require the full amount at least one month before departing.
Hope to see you there!