London to Paris Cycle
Tackle one of Europe’s greatest cycling challenges
Peddle to Paris
Passing through picturesque Kent countryside, we cross the Channel and continue through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France. With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower will give you a real sense of achievement!
- 5-9 June 2019
- 24-28 July 2019 (Tour de France special – see the cyclists depart!)
- 4 September-8 September 2019
- 3-7 June 2020
- Plus more in 2020
There are two fundraising options
1. Fundraising option
You commit to raising the target. Girlguiding will retain 50% of the target, plus any additional fundraising you achieve.
Registration fee: £149
Fundraising target: from £1,600 - covers your donation to Girlguiding, all return transport from London to Paris (by ferry and Eurostar), all meals where specified and accommodation on a twin-share basis, leaders, mechanics and drivers, vehicle support, maps and route information and a celebration meal in Paris.
2. Full-payment option
You raise as much money as you can and 100% will go to Girlguiding.
Registration Fee: £149
Trip Cost: from £800 – covers all return transport from London to Paris (by ferry and Eurostar), all meals where specified and accommodation on twin-share basis, leaders, mechanics and drivers, vehicle support, maps and route information and a celebration meal in Paris.
Fundraising Target: As much as you can!
Please note: This open challenge is organised and run by our partner Discover Adventure. Anyone can take part in the open challenges! And all communications regarding trip registration and logistics should be discussed directly through them, whilst Girlguiding will support you every step of the way with your fundraising.
Questions? Email the team at [email protected]
About the challenge
Keep an eye out for distinctive landmarks as you cycle through Parisian streets. You will sweep around the Arc de Triomphe on your last day of cycling, down the famed Champs-Elysées to our finish beneath the lofty arches of the Eiffel Tower.
How do I reach my fundraising target?
You’ll receive a supporter pack when you sign-up, chock full of fundraising ideas to get you started. Take a look at our A-Z of fundraising ideas too. Our dedicated fundraising team can also help you create a tailored fundraising plan to support you in reaching your goal.
How fit do I need to be?
This cycle is designed to be challenging to those of good health and fitness and is achievable for most people provided they train well in advance. After you have signed up, we will provide you with a thorough training guide.
Can I do this on my own?
Yes! When you sign up, you will be joining a team of 20+ dedicated fundraisers for various charities – many of which will also be taking on this challenge solo. It’s a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself, to meet new people, and to get out and explore the dynamic landscapes of the UK and France with a friendly team by your side.