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BHF - London to Paris Off-Road

Our three day challenge is the ultimate team event and the ONLY charity off-road ride of its type.

Jul 05 2014

Jul 08 2014

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With the unique support of our dedicated crew, we combine the perfect mix of individual and team freedom, with full back-up every step of the way over the 300km off-road from London to Paris.

You can join our London to Paris off-road challenge as a team (the bigger the better), a relay, or if you’re doing it with work colleagues, get more than one team together and add a real competitive edge!

Alternatively you are very welcome to take part as an individual. We will support you all the way with transport for you and your bike. Don't worry you won't ever really be alone, last year over 30 people took part this way!

Go for it. Sign up today for the ONLY off-road version of this classic route as you go from capital to capital over fantastic off-road terrain.

This bike ride has been rated a Grade 3. Find out more about our off-road route gradings.

Team challenge

You can choose how your team takes on the challenge, you can either cycle the whole route as a team or do it relay style, whatever suites you!

You will need a support driver and a vehicle that can fit your team and their bikes in. Your support driver will be one of your most important team members; they’ll supply you with food and drink along the route, give some mechanical support and, most importantly, hugs, support and encouragement!

Your entry fee for the team event is £99 per team member and £35 for your support driver. This fee  covers travel you, your support vehicle and equipment to France and back on the Eurotunnel or ferry. We’ll also provide a meal for the whole team at the end of ride on Monday evening.

Individual challenge

For those who want to take park on their own you can join our event as an individual. Your individual entry fee is £199. The fee covers travel for you and your bike to France and back on the Eurotunnel or ferry. We’ll also provide a hearty meal at the end of the ride on Monday evening.

Accommodation and day to day meals are not included in your entry fee, but we can give you plenty of advice on where to stay and when to buy food. So whether you want 5 star luxury or camper van chic, we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

The route
Day 1:

Over 100km on (mostly) well surfaced, flat, off-road trails until the last leg where you climb on to the South Downs. A fast descent brings you in to Shoreham Harbour. You then head over to France via the Eurotunnel for a well deserved night’s sleep in Calais!

Day 2:
Starting from Dieppe, we'll ride 80km of mixed terrain, heading south-east towards Forges les Eaux. Then the final push as we climb up to the medieval town of Lyons la Forret.

Day 3:
We head south, using a wide mixture of trails, providing the toughest riding so far. Around 120km of riding takes you to the finish line at the Palace of Versailles. It’s then time to celebrate at our fabulous end of ride dinner.

How it works
We provide a fully signed route with daily briefings to keep you on track. Your entry fee covers your Eurotunnel or Ferry crossing as well as the end of ride dinner.


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Event Type

Active & Health – Cycling

Event Contact Details

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0845 130 8663

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