London to Paris cycle ride to see the final stage of the Tour De France 20 – 24th July 2023
DAY ONE (Thursday 20th July); Ride from RUISLIP to NEWHAVEN, catch overnight ferry to Dieppe. ROUTE HERE
DAY TWO (Friday 21st July): RIde from DIEPPE to GOURNEY EN BRAY ROUTE HERE
DAY FOUR (Sunday 23rd July): Free day. See Paris and the Tour de France plus the Tour de France Femmes.
DAY FIVE (Monday 24th July): Catch Eurostar home, bikes will be in the van for collection during the week. We are proposing that individuals book their own Eurostar as some may wish to leave early whilst others may want to enjoy a day in Paris. Therefore this will not be included in the price, but we anticiapate it may cost arounf £75.
At the time of writing the cost is yet to be fully calculated and it will depend on deals available. It will also depend on the number of riders as, fixed costs such as van hire will be shares across the riders. We have hotel spaces reserved but are yet to be in a position where we can confirm the ferry costs and the van-hire costs. The van will bring the bikes back, and take riders’ luggage outbound. Riders will need to drop off and collect before and after accordingly.
The limiting factor is the availability of hotel rooms and the capacity to carry bikes in the van. It is likely that with one van we will not be able to accommodate more than, say, 10 to 12 bikes. However, if some riders were interested in riding there and back, numbers might be increased to 16. We would expect the ride back to go all the way from Paris to Dieppe in one go.
We will be asking participants to pay in advance as the pricing is unlikely to work if people drop out and can’t be replaced. As a guide, we would suggest that the ferry, hotels, driver and van hire (to take your bikes home) and including your Eurostar fare should not exceed £500 per person. If there is any underspend once we fix a price, then the excess will be refunded. You will need to pay for your own food and drink over the trip which we haven’t ‘priced in’.
Because numbers are going to be limited, we will organise this in Whatsapp groups, so please register your interest if this is something you’d like to participate in.