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Care – London to Paris Cycle Challenge (July 2012)

July 5, 2012 - July 8, 2012

This challenge will see individuals cycle from London to Paris in three days, enjoying the idyllic countryside along the way.

You will cycle through the tranquillity of rural England to Portsmouth, where you will cross the channel by ferry to Ouistreham. The route then winds through peaceful vineyards and quaint villages, where you can sample fine French cuisine before cycling to your final destination, Paris!

After cycling an impressive 234 miles in 3 days, you’ll enjoy an unrivalled sense of achievement on reaching Paris. Knowing you’ve helped raise much-needed funds to support CARE’s work overseas will make your lap of honour around the aptly-named Arc du Triomphe truly significant.

The minimum fundraising for this London to Paris cycling challenge is £1,300 ($2,500). The funds you raise will support CARE’s work around the world. CARE works to help poor communities lift themselves out of poverty. For example, we provide farmers in remote areas of Zambia with bikes. This enables them to travel to urban areas where materials and supplies are cheaper. These bikes also enable them to avoid high transport costs and sell their products to a larger customer base.

We will support you throughout your fundraising, training and general preparation, as well as on the event itself with experienced guides.

Event summary

Event dates:
5-8th July 2012
£1,200 per person + £50 registration fee ($2,500 for USA participants)
Day 1:
App. 70 miles / 130 km – Estimated vertical ascent 1,200 metres
Day 2:
App. 60 miles / 96 km – Estimated vertical ascent 630 metres
Day 3:
App. 160 miles / 160 km – Estimated vertical ascent 1,035 metres

What is included on the challenge?

  • Guides, medics and support staff
  • Three nights’ accommodation
  • Meals and refreshments for the duration of the challenge, including a celebration meal on the final night in Paris
  • Ferry from Portsmouth to Ouistreham
  • Return Eurostar from Paris – London
  • T–shirt and certificate

For further details on this London to Paris Bike Ride please visit the Care Challenge.

Details correct at time of publishing and are subject to change. If you are the event organiser and would like to update the details for this event please contact us


July 5, 2012
July 8, 2012
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