London to Paris

3 June 2020 to 7 June 2020

Cycling over 4 days and covering almost 300 miles, the London to Paris bike ride will take you on an exhilarating journey to and from two of the world's most chic capital cities, whilst taking in views of the stunning English and French countryside on your way.

No matter if you are travelling alone or with friends and family, you can be sure to have a fantastic time and make plenty of friends along the way. You will be surrounded by like-minded individuals, all doing their bit for a great cause. Highlights include 

  • 290 miles of stunning countryside
  • Fully signed route so that you can concentrate on enjoying the cycling
  • Luggage truck to transport your luggage
  • Full support vehicles including mechanic and spares
  • Free training plans
  • Exciting ideas on how to raise sponsorship
  • Facebook group so that you can meet other riders before your trip
  • Help and support from the experienced London to Paris cycling team throughout
  • The Tour de France trip adds the unique opportunity to cycle the 300 miles from London to Paris and to arrive in time to watch the finale of the Tour de France!

Watch our interview with Dr Reema Pal, one of the Hospice's very own Palliative Care Doctors who is cycling from London to Paris, and Steve Storey who is a long time supporter of the Hospice who gives lots of advice for the challenge!


Our route takes us the 300 miles from Crystal Palace in southeast London to the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris. Cycling through stunning countryside and quiet country roads the following gives you a breakdown of the days, routes and distances:

Day 1: London to Calais

Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south en route to the coast. Our route winds through the beautiful Kent countryside before we reach the famous white cliffs of Dover. From here we catch the ferry to Calais for our first overnight stop 95 miles (approx.)

Day 2: Calais to Abbeville

La belle France! Stunning picturesque countryside awaits us in northern France as we travel south from Calais to Desvre, a small market town known for its ceramics. From here we follow river valleys before finally arriving in Abbeville – steeped in history from the war but despite being destroyed in one night it has managed to retain its beautiful gothic church
75 miles (approx.)

Day 3: Abbeville to Beauvais

Our route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. The Somme is perhaps most famous for its battles but it is also a Celtic word for ‘tranquility’, summing up the feeling of the day as you cycle through this beautiful region. We finish the day in Beauvais where the market square is a true highlight with several of the buildings dating from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries
70 miles (approx.)

Day 4: Beauvais to Paris

Our final day of cycling and the big push to Paris! We are still treated to some stunning countryside all the way up to our lunch spot by the River Seine. After lunch we follow the river down through the suburbs until we reach the Bois de Boulogne – the largest park in Paris. From here it’s a short ride along the famous wide boulevards of Paris before reaching our finishing point at the Eiffel Tower! 60 miles (approx.)

Day 5: Paris to London on the Eurostar

The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life and explore the city and visit the landmarks only yesterday you were cycling by. We will meet you in the afternoon at the Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar home arriving at St Pancras where you will be reunited with your bike which will have been transported for you overnight.

Register now - Be part of the fun!

Join us on the London to Paris Cycle Ride. You can be sure to have a fantastic time and make plenty of friends along the way. You will be surrounded by like-minded individuals, all doing their bit for loads of great causes. Get involved by choosing a trip below. See you on the adventure!

The sense of achievement you’ll experience will be one that you’ll treasure forever.

3rd June to 7th June 2020

Registration Fee: Normal fee £125.00

Minimum Sponsorship: £1,650

What's included: 

  • 2-3 star accommodation
  • Train and all internal travel
  • All food (excluding dinner on the ferry on day 1 and lunch on day 5)
  • Water and refreshments
  • Guides
  • Doctor and medical support

No. of days: 5 days (4 days cycling)