Pedal to Paris in 24 hours. Are you up for the challenge?
Watch our film and find out what Cycle 24 – London to Paris is all about.
This is a London to Paris cycle challenge with a difference – you have just 24 hours to reach the Eiffel Tower. Ride the full 175 miles in 24 hours solo, or in relay as part of a two-person team.
Starting at Crystal Palace, the busy streets of London soon give way to the beautiful Kent countryside. You will travel onwards, along the edge of the North Downs – a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. After an overnight ferry crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe, you’ll head straight into the picturesque Normandy countryside, dotted with quaint villages and beautiful meadows.
Finally you will enter the magical city of Paris, when the excitement will build as you cycle through the Bois de Boulogne. Your final revolutions will take you across the Seine to finish your incredible challenge underneath Paris’ most iconic landmark – the Eiffel Tower.
Solo or relay?
This is an exciting challenge for those keen cyclists who want to take on the full 156 miles in 24 hours of cycling. However, for those who are new to cycle challenges, or would just like to take part with a friend, we can also offer you the option of taking part in a two-person relay. Encourage a friend to take part, or we can find a partner for you. You’ll take it in turns to cover the distance, but with both crossing the finish line together.
There are two funding options for this challenge; minimum sponsorship and self-funding.
Entry fee – £99
Minimum sponsorship – £1,450
Entry fee – £49 + £429* tour cost
Minimum sponsorship - please raise as much sponsorship as you can.
*Please note there may be a small group surcharge if the group falls below 30 riders
- A Diabetes UK cycle jersey.
- Lots of fundraising support.
- Fully signed route.
- Regular feed stations.
- Lead cyclist.
- GPX route files available.
- Mechanical support.
- Luggage transfer.
- Newhaven to Dieppe ferry crossing.
- Celebratory dinner in Paris.
- Hotel and breakfast in Paris.
- Bike transfer from Paris to London.
- Eurostar travel Paris to London.
- Broom wagon and support vehicles.
- Medical support.
All Cycle 24 participants will receive free entry into the RideLondon-Surrey 100
Stage 1 – London to Newhaven (approximately 60 miles)
13:00 – Assemble at registration in South London. Make final checks and go to briefing
14:00 – Depart
20:00 – Evening meal in Newhaven
22:30 – Ferry departs from Newhaven for Dieppe with approximate crossing time of five hours. Cabins are optional
05:00 French time – Arrive in Dieppe
Stage 2 – Dieppe to Paris (approximately 115 miles)
Now the challenge really starts.
15:00 – Our deadline in Paris. Celebrations at Eiffel Tower then ride to accommodation for the evening
Next day – travel back to London
10:00 – Checkout of hotel and a brief couple of hours enjoying Paris
12:00 – Coach transfer to Gare du Nord International Rail Station to return by Eurostar**
15:30 – Arrive at St Pancras rail station. Collect bikes
**Special note: the time of departure by Eurostar to London is subject to availability.