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Join CLIC Sargent and take part in this iconic cycling challenge for children with Cancer. Starting from the capital city of London, our 300 mile, 4 day bike ride takes us through Kent countryside along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green fields of Northern France. We’ll pass monuments and war memorials and the days will be long, but upon reaching Paris we’ll know our efforts will be much rewarded. The pièce de résistance of this cycle challenge will be a spectacular view of the 324-metre high Eiffel Tower, which marks the finish line of our epic bike ride. We then celebrate our fundraising achievements Parisian style!
Day 1 – London to Calais – After registration at the start point in Croydon we start early at approx. 7am to avoid the hustle and bustle of the London traffic. It’s not too long before we’re past the outskirts of London and hitting the countryside of Kent. We board the ferry to Calais and have dinner whilst on board. We then cycle to our hotel and get our heads down for the night. Cycling distance – approx. 84 miles
Day 2 – Calais to Amiens – We cycle through traditional French countryside, with views of green meadows as Calais is left behind us. We ride through the Somme region heading immediately south. We ride into the picturesque city of Amiens where we overnight after a triumphant day in the saddle. Cycling distance – approx. 101 miles
Day 3 – Amiens to Creil – A shorter day awaits us today after the challenging ride yesterday. After breakfast we continue with our cycling challenge as we head south following tree-lined avenues that wind their way through traditional market towns. We soon reach our overnight stop in Creil, situated in the Picardy Region. Cycling distance – approx. 64 miles
Day 4 – Creil to Paris – Leaving Creil behind us we venture immediately south towards the majestic capital of Paris. We will stop at the Louvre for the group to re-assemble before reaching the Champs-Elysees, then we ride through as a group finishing our challenge beneath the most famous landmark of Paris – the Eifel Tower. This evening we celebrate our achievements at our celebratory dinner. Cycling distance – approx. 50 miles
Day 5 – After breakfast at our hotel, we are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of Paris. In the early afternoon, each participant will be responsible for getting themselves to Gare du Nord in order to catch the Eurostar back to St Pancras. Bicycles will be transported back to London this morning in the support vehicle and upon our arrival; we’ll catch our short transfer back to the starting point for farewell and goodbyes.
*Please note that whilst we make every effort to adhere to this schedule and the accommodation stated, this is subject to alteration.