Four days. 500 kilometres. Take the London | Paris cycle challenge.
Want to be part of one of the most incredible journeys you can have on two wheels?
London | Paris is a four-day endurance bike ride, covering the varied landscapes of Kent and northern France. It's one of the only London to Paris cycle rides to offer rolling road closures throughout France, full mechanical backup, experienced ride captains, sports physios and motorcycle outriders as part of the sign-up price. And it's the only ride where all the money you raise goes directly towards improving the lives of blood cancer patients.
You'll ride as part of a peloton with time trial and timed hill climb sections, you can test your ability and find out where you rank against the rest of the riders: it's the nearest thing to being in a professional road race. You’ll be blown away by the stunning ride to the Arc De Triomphe alongside a team of new found friends, under closed road conditions, cheered on by our support crew and locals.
And you’ll know that with every mile you cycle, together we’re closer to completing the ultimate challenge – beating blood cancer. We ask all our riders to raise at least £1,000 to fund life-saving blood cancer research and vital patient support for families affected by blood cancer.
Watch the video of our 2015 team shaking it off in our round up video to get a taste of our London | Paris ride.
*fundraising resources - materials to assist you to reach your target
*bespoke cycling kit - shirts, shorts and rain jacket
*rolling road closures - with full mechanical support
*nutritional support - courtesy of TORQ
*ride captains - to support and coach each speed group
*training support - pre-event and during the ride; provided by RG Active
*timed speed sections (optional!)
*goodies from our sponsors
What our riders say:
"It was the closest I'll ever feel to being a pro-rider and it's an experience that will remain with me for the rest of my life."
Paul Carless, Bloodwise Ambassador and 2016 participant
"This trip was, without a doubt, the best thing I have ever done. the level of organisation, the attention to detail and just the sheer caring and hospitality shown by all the support staff was WORLD-CLASS. It was a privilege to be part of it"
Saul Mervis, 2016 participant from South Africa
“Taking part in the Bloodwise London | Paris cycle was an experience I’ll never forget. I’d never taken on a challenge like that before – i'm much more comfortable running on my own but it was brilliant, wonderful and inspiring – often all at the same time! The support team were superb and I love rolling road closures…. See you next year!”
Angela O’Farrell, Publishing Director, Time Inc
"Thank you so much for having us, I really had the most amazing time and have come away truly inspired. Everything was absolutely spot on."
Rebecca Charlton, Deputy Editor, Cycling Weekly
"I’ll never forget the spine tingling feeling of cycling through Paris, with the traffic held at bay by our fabulous motorbike outriders."
Martin Abrahams, 2015 participant
"The support from the crew was extraordinary – they knew what we wanted before we did. So many riders had inspirational stories and the camaraderie was superb!"
Sheila Greaves, 2014 and 2016 participant