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Just a wee update – I did the L2P ride solo in 2015. It was very much do-able as a solo rider. I used http://www.warmshowers.com for accommodation in London and in France and followed the Donald Hirst route.
Donald Hirst route is VERY hilly but the Avenue Verte is absolutely fantastic. It is easily our main road condition, is really easy to join up to from Dieppe ferry (even at 4 am like I did), it was well signposted and I had a blast. The most I’d ever done in training was 60 miles in one run. I did it on an old Edinburgh Bike Company Cyclocross with Gatorskin tyres but it is very much do-able on a road bike from France side. London to Newhaven was the most difficult part. I had one Puncture, never felt in any danger at all, and met lots of others cycling in April.