London to Paris - The 24 Hour Challenge

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This 24-hour cycle challenge from London to Paris is on every cyclists' bucket list. Incredible highlights of this 294k route include Ditchling Beacon, the famous Avenue Verte route, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. You'll end on a grand note as you catch the final stage of the 2022 Tour de France.
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24 Hour Challenge
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Fri, 22 Jul 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Coca-Cola London Eye, South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
Start times
Fri, 22 Jul 2022
24 Hour Challenge:
12:00pm
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24 Hour Challenge
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294km
£175.00
Route information
A classic challenge for all road bike aficionados bucket-list.
Friday: This 120k route takes you from London to Newhaven via Brighton with a 1500m ascent. Starting at the London Eye, you will wind down through Surrey's country roads, then pass the famous Ditchling Beacon before arriving on the coast at Brighton. From here you will make your way along the coastline to Newhaven to catch the ferry over to Dieppe.
Saturday: After a short sleep over the channel, the cycle continues from Dieppe with 174k and 1450m climbing until Paris. The second half of the challenge sees the riders join the well-renowned Avenue Verte cycle route for 35k of traffic-free riding. After that, riders take on the final 124k to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. There will be plenty of opportunity to take some souvenir photos with the group. Then, head to the 4-star hotel to relax, have a shower, drink and evening meal.
Sunday: After a celebratory Saturday night, Sunday will offer a much needed day out of the saddle. Nevertheless, cycling is still the centrepiece and the group will watch the final stage of the 2020 Tour de France, before catching the Eurostar back to London.
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What's included
  • Experienced ride leaders
  • Accompanying driver and mechanic
  • Support vehicle to transport your luggage
  • Refreshments throughout the ride
  • 2 nights in a 4 star hotel in Paris
  • Breakfast prior to the final stage of the Tour de France
  • Outbound ferry
  • Eurostar return
  • Organised transport for your bicycle on return
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How to get there
Coca-Cola London Eye, South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
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Further information regarding the starting point will be communicated once you have registered.
Event day logistics
Friday 22nd
23:00 Ferry to Dieppe
Saturday 23rd
05:00 Arrive at Dieppe
Sunday 24th
Use this day to sightsee and watch the final stage of 2022 Tour de France.
Monday 25th
13:03 Depart from Paris on the Eurostar back to London
*Further information, including a clear itinerary will be sent out to those who have entered nearer the time.
Travel Insurance
Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all guests of Viva Velo Cycle Tours. It is a condition of your booking that you agree you will have obtained adequate and valid travel insurance for your booking by the date of departure.
Bike Return
On Monday 25th July, participants will ride back to London on the Eurostar. Viva Velo will transport everyone's bikes back to London.
Payment
You will pay a £175 deposit to confirm your place, and then pay the final £675 (plus any additional services) at a later date.
Single Room Occupancy
Please note that rooms in the hotel will be a shared 2 person room. If you require a single room, there will be an additional charge of £130.
Ferry Berth
If you wish to sleep on the ferry, you can sleep in a shared ferry berth (up to 4 people) for the additional cost of £35.
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Viva Velo
Dyll Davies and Guy Apter, keen amateur cyclists, set up Viva Velo with one very clear idea in mind: to create a cycle tour company that had the ethos of a club and which specialised in the bespoke at a price that wouldn't break the bank. As a result our tours begin and end with your needs. This applies whether you’re participating in blue ribbon events like the Etape du Tour or the Maratona, taking advantage of our training camps in Mallorca, or perhaps enjoying a more leisurely approach on one of our cycle touring trips. Whatever your requirements you can be assured your group leaders will be keen cyclists themselves, and each ride and itinerary will have been designed to ensure you have the opportunity to experience the joy of riding through stunning scenery at a level to suit you and your party. And when we say ‘bespoke’ we mean bespoke. Each trip from training camp to a point to point adventure is tailored to your needs as far as is practically possible (we can’t find you 5 star hotels in the Atacama Desert!) Making sure you get what you want from each of our tours is what makes us different. And it seems that people are noticing the difference. The attention to detail and care for each and every cyclist who joins one of our trips marks Viva Velo out from the crowd. But don’t take our word for it, just take a look at our excellent customer feedback. For us cycling is a passion and we love what we are doing – and, it seems, people love what we are doing too. So much so they come back again and again! To find out what we can do for you, talk to us. Let us show you what ‘bespoke’ truly means.
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Spectator Info
Family or friends can meet the cyclists in Paris if they wish as well as cheering them off from London.
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What to bring
Entrants must provide their own road bike in good working order. Helmets are mandatory.
It is strongly recommended that you have good quality road cycling gear.
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