Equipment

A guide to what kit you need to cycle from London to Paris

It goes without saying that the London to Paris bike ride challenge requires you to purchase some kit in order to complete the ride. How much you spend is entirely up to you but it’s a good idea to have the basics.

We’ve put together a selection of bicycle equipment recommended to us by previous London to Paris cyclists as well as those reviewed highly by national cycle magazines.


We’re gonna be adding lots of advice on what gear to buy and what you need to take with you shortly. In the mean time, if you have a specific question then try our forums.

Bicycle friendly hotels


Need somewhere to stay?
We've got a list of hotels which are cycle friendly for your London to Paris bike ride.

Cycle friendly hotels

Recommended book


Avenue Verte (Green Way)

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

Find out more

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