London-Paris - Gravel Route
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Take on this unforgettable cycle from London all the way to Paris. You’ll ride a gravel route, covering a staggering 350k of ground. Cross the finish line at Champs-Élysées with your fellow riders, and take home a finish-line photo and epic memories.
London - Paris (Gravel Route)
Wed, 20 Jul 2022
East Molesey, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Ln, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 0BT, UK
Wed, 20 Jul 2022
London - Paris (Gravel Route):7:00am
Split across 3 days from 20th-24th July, cyclists will be taken past iconic sights and stunning views on this Tour de France inspired event.
Stage 1 Hampton Court to Newhaven
- Distance: 128k
- Elevation: 380m
This flat and fast stage following the Downs Link to the coast is a biggie, and with a ferry to catch it's an early start with all eyes on the prize.
Riders will finish their first day in the saddle by crossing the channel.
Stage 2 Dieppe to Vernon
- Distance: 140k
- Elevation: 1300m
On your second leg of the journey, and your longest day of riding, you'll see beautiful French scenes of poppy fields and rolling hills as you weave through farm tracks, bridal paths and gravel trails.
Stage 3 Vernon to Paris
- Distance: 96k
- Elevation: 800m
If you've ever dreamt about being a Tour de France Pro before, this last leg will be your favourite part of the journey. After a tough 46k off-road you'll merge with the road riders at lunch and cycling into the centre of Paris on rolling closed roads as one giant peloton. There's nothing more iconic in cycling than the Eiffel Tower finish line, arriving the day before the Tour de France pros epic finish on the Champs-Elysees.
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- 3-day event entry
- 3-nights accommodation
- Option to upgrade to Tour de France package
- Rolling road closures into Paris
- Celebration Party in Paris
- All meals*
- Neutral service on the course
- Hotchillee Ride Captain support
- Medical support
- Static feed stops
- Bike wash facilities
- Secure car parking for the duration of the event
- Baggage forwarding
- Bike return from finish line to the UK (if required)
- Access to and use of digital photos and film
- Event t-shirt
- Event massages
- Water, tea and coffee
- Monthly supported group rides from registration to the event (COVID-19/ British Cycling guidelines dependent)
- Free membership of Hotchillee with access to The LONDON-PARIS by Tour de France group on the Hotchillee App.
- Travel insurance
- Return travel
- *Saturday dinner
How to get there
Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Ln, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 0BT, UKGet full directions
3-nights accommodation is included within the cost of the trip. For nights 1 and 2, you will stay in 4* hotels, sharing a twin room with another participant (you can request to stay with a particular person when you enter). For the final two nights in Paris, riders will all stay in the same 4* hotel.
Riders can opt for single-occupancy rooms and can purchase travel back to the UK from Paris, for an additional cost.
- For single occupancy for the entire trip, it's an additional £500
- For single occupancy only in Paris, it's an additional £300
- Travel back to the UK: TBC
Bikes are available to hire from Sigma Sports for this event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Event day logistics
14:00 – 17:00 Sign-In
17:30 - 18:00 Rider Briefing
Sunrise start, departing from Hampton Court.
Wake up to a continental hotel breakfast before you take on your first day riding in France.
This is the day you cross the finish at Champs Élysées with all your London-Paris comrades.
(This day is part of the optional upgrade) You will stay at the pro teams' hotel, have access to trackside setting at the new women's race and an exclusive Tour de France experience to be announced late this year.
To confirm your place, you will pay a £50 deposit with entry. Then the event organiser (Hotchillee) will be in touch to collect the remaining balance of £1400.
You must be aged 18 years or older on 20th July 2022 in order to participate in this event.
What to bring
All bikes must be roadworthy - road bicycles or E-bikes only.
No bicycle is permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, and cow bars.
How do I get back to the start line after the Hotchillee London - Paris by Tour de France?
Your bike will be returned to the start point at Imber Court from Paris unless you've asked to have your bike box transported to Paris. Your return travel is not included as many of the riders are international and not returning to the UK, so riders will be responsible for their own travel back.
Can I sign in on the first day of racing for the Hotchillee London - Paris by Tour de France?
No, all riders must sign in on Wednesday between 2pm and 5pm at the Imber Court Sports Club. There is a race briefing at 5pm that riders must be present for.
What kind of bike can I ride at the Hotchillee London - Paris by Tour de France?
This event is restricted to roadworthy road bicycles or E-Bikes only. If you are in any doubt then contact the organisers whose decision is final. Please note that no bicycle is permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, and cow bars.
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