Event Details
Event Date
24 September 2019 - 29 September 2019
Event Type
Challenge, Corporate, In Memory, Sports Event

About London to Paris - Cycle for St Gemma's

Join us as we cycle from London to Paris in aid of St Gemma's Hospice. Whether you're a cycling enthusiast or beginner, this is the perfect cycle challenge for you.

Free Wine and Cheese Info Evening - Wednesday 20 March, 6pm at St Gemma's Hospice. Come along to discover more about the challenge, no obligation, just come and enjoy some delicious French food and drink. If you are planning to attend please let us know on emma-h@st-gemma.co.uk or call 0113 218 5570.

Starting from the capital city of London, our 311 mile, 4-day bike ride takes us through Kent countryside, along quiet French country lanes and through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green fields of northern France. 

We’ll pass monuments and war memorials and the days will be long, but upon reaching Paris we’ll know our efforts will be much rewarded. The pièce de résistance of this cycle challenge will be a spectacular view of the 324-metre high Eiffel Tower, which marks the finish line of our epic bike ride. We then celebrate our fundraising achievements Parisian style!  

Click here for full details and to register!

24th - 29th September

Day 1
We will all meet at St Gemma's Hospice to be cheered off before getting a coach together to London. We then meet at our hotel for event registration and overnight stay.

Day 2
After registration we have an early start to avoid the hustle and bustle of the London traffic. We start our challenge at 7am, cycling through beautiful Kent and on to Dover, where we board our ferry to Calais. Cycling distance – 86 miles

Day 3
Today we cycle from Calais to Arras through charming villages and along quiet country lanes. Cycling distance – 80 miles

Day 4
Cycle from Arras to Compiègne passing numerous WWI memorials and monuments through the Region of the Somme. Cycling distance – 74 miles

Day 5
The final day of our European cycling adventure! Today we cycle to Paris, up the Champs-Élysées, round the Arc de Triomphe and finish overlooking the Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars. We then enjoy a celebratory dinner. Cycling distance – 68 miles

Day 6
After breakfast we are free to enjoy the sights of Paris, before catching the Eurostar back to St Pancras.

Included in the package:
  • Coach from Leeds to London
  • Eurostar from Paris to London
  • Ferry crossing Dover to Calais
  • Support Vehicles including route markers, mechanic support etc.
  • 3 meals a day from breakfast day 2 through to breakfast day 5
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • Return bike transfer from Leeds to London, Paris to Leeds 
  • 2 water stops per cycling day including hot drinks and snacks
  • Medals and a fizz finish!

This is a bespoke challenge organised in partnership with Global Adventure Challenges, so you'll be supported by experts every step of the way. Plus everyone you'll be cycling with will be taking part in support of St Gemma's, so you'll all be part of #TeamStGemmas.

Costs and Fundraising

Option A - Minimum Sponsorship: Registration Fee £139 + Min Sponsorship £2175

Option B - Self-funded: Registration Fee 139 + Self Funding £1086 + raise whatever you can

Our fundraising team will be on hand throughout to provide advice and support with your fundraising. Together we can help you raise vital funds for the Hospice, which will make such a difference to the lives of local patients and their loved ones. 

To register for this challenge now, click here for the Global Adventure Challenges website.

Supporter at the finish line - Eiffel Tower
Celebrating at the Finish Line
London to Paris nails
Cycling through the iconic streets of Paris