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Stories from those who have already completed the London to Paris bike ride

We often get asked by those looking to cycle from London to Paris “what’s it really like?” – good question, let’s see if we can help answer that.

Everyone who has completed this famous ride will have their own story to tell. The best way to find out is to hear it from them directly.

Here are some stories from others who have completed the London to Paris bike ride

Londres a Paris Bike Ride (Aug 2013)

I and my sister, plus 5 others cycled from London to Paris last year. We struggled to find a good route for amateur cyclists to use. In the end we chose the route, Day 1. Dartford to Dover via Faversham and Canterbury, Day 2 Calais to Hesdin, via Desvres, Day3 Hesdin to Beauvais via Ameins Day 4; Beauvais to Paris via Mery sur Oise and Pontoise. Not the easiest of routes as it is very very hilly and mainly travelling west, so we were head to wind all the time. Our experience was:

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London to Paris bike ride … done! (Sep 2009)

Simply said, the London to Paris bike ride was one of the best things I have ever done!

The idea for the London to Paris was conceived in May 2009, not giving us as long to train as much we would have liked, but the hard work that went in to planning the trip was certainly worth it.

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Done it , And what’s next (Sep 2009)

I really still can’t believe that I have done it, knowing that I should of as always done more training. The trip WAS AMAZING, I think we found the right balance between enjoying ourselves and completing the task .With a couple of the team coming down with injuries close to the start date, made our achievement even more special. !!

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Bicycle friendly hotels


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Recommended book


Avenue Verte (Green Way)

The official guide to the 345 mile / 550 kilometre route between the London Eye and Notre Dame.

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