London to Paris cycle ride to see the final stage of the Tour De France 20 – 24th July 2023
DAY ONE 131km (8am Thursday 20th July); Ride from RUISLIP to NEWHAVEN, catch 5pm ferry to Dieppe and stay in Ibis Dieppe. ROUTE HERE
DAY TWO 80km (TBAam Friday 21st July): RIde from DIEPPE to GOURNEY EN BRAY Stay in and around Gourney en Bray (2 hotels) ROUTE HERE
DAY THREE 160km (9am Saturday 22nd July) GOURNEY EN BRAY TO PARIS two nights in hotel near Montmartre (See Day TwoRoute)
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. LATEST Eurostar now booked at £65 each.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
The final cost depends on exchange rates and fuel costs, Fixed costs such as van hire will be shared across the riders. We have hotel spaces reserved but are yet to be in a position where we can confirm the petrol costs and any other incidentals, combined with exchange rate fluctuations. The van will bring the bikes back, and take riders’ luggage outbound. Riders will need to drop off and collect before and after accordingly.
However, we have costed this out and we are of the opinion that it should cost around £500 each. Of this, we will collect £425 from participants and they will need the other £75 to pay for their return on Eurostar (choosing their own return time) UPDATE Eurostar now booked at £65 each.
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, 15 bikes. However, if some riders were interested in riding there and back, numbers might be increased. We would expect the ride back to go all the way from Paris to Dieppe in one go. LATEST Now fully booked with 13 riders plus van driver
Participants will need to pay in advance as the pricing is unlikely to work if people drop out and can’t be replaced. We estimate that he ferry, hotels, driver and van hire (to take your bikes home) together with your Eurostar fare should not exceed £500 per person. If there is any underspend once we know the final 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’. Hotel reservations do do include hotel breakfast.
We have collected £125 per rider in January, and will ask for £150 in March and £150 in May … you should book your Eurostar return independently. LATEST Eurostar now booked.
Because numbers are limited, we have organised this in Spond and Whatsapp groups, so please register your interest if this is something you’d like to participate in. LATEST Spond and Whatsapp now operationa.l