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  • #543 Reply

    Hi Guys,

    I was looking to to organise my own london to paris cycle ride with my friends and family. I was wondering how hard this is and what you need to start it up. The questions im looking to be answered are 1. do you need a doctor or physio with you 2. would you need a support vehicle with spare parts? 3. if so is there people that you can hire for the ride.

    Hope you can help


    #544 Reply
    Martin Bodocky

    Hi George,

    I’m looking for people to do that race as well. I’m not expert but i know i want to do it.

    Please write here if you are still interested in chatting about collaboration.



    #545 Reply
    Alan Bull

    Providing you are all reasonably fit individuals, and do an adequate amount of training then you won’t need a doctor with you for a personally organised trip. if there are a large number of you planning to do this then you would be obliged to arrange this.

    As for a support vehicle – don’t bother. Just grab a decent pannier rack and bag and carry them with you.

    #729 Reply
    Debbie McLean

    I am planning to do the London to Paris via Newhaven route (3 day or 4 day route) April 2015
    Ideally i’d like to be in paris for my 40th (26th April) but open to doing it a little earlier or later.

    Would like to ride with at least one other. – I’m a bit of a newby to this. (Building up at the moment by around 10 miles each month) I Live in Central Scotland. Please get in touch.

    #734 Reply

    Debbie – I wish to do the London to Paris Bike Ride but not for charity. I am keen on organising a group. Ideally we would need someone to do backup – take the luggage, be around for any problems and perhaps provide the picnics. Usually there is someone who is happy to do this for having their trip paid for but I am open to suggestions.

    #735 Reply
    Rob Sutherland


    I’m also looking to do London – Paris in 2015 (don’t care when as long as not too cold) at a reasonably leisurely pace (60-70 miles a day), possibly along the Route Vert. Would prefer an informally organised group (I cleaned out all my friends doing a charity ride last year) but having someone as backup would be ideal.

    I do parlez a bit of the local lingo, not well but enough to get by, which may be a help

    Rob Sutherland

    #737 Reply

    Lesley and Rob sounds good. Where are you based and does April work? I think back up vehicle isn’t really needed if only doing 50-100 miles each day but the reassurance of another person on the route would be great. Weegiewoman@gmail.com is my email if you fancy chatting it over.

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