Cycle London to Paris | ActionAid UK

Two triumphant bike riders at the end of their 100km cycle ride for ActionAid UK


Cycle London to Paris

Tackle one of the greatest cycling challenges in Europe – from one iconic capital to another.

  • Date 25 July – 23 September 2019
  • Registration fee £125 - £145
  • Sponsorship target £1,500 - £1,550

Hop on your bike and tackle one of the greatest cycling challenges in Europe – London to Paris! Join hundreds of riders and cycle over 300km from one iconic capital to another, in three exhilarating days.

Pass through the picturesque Surrey and Sussex countryside down to the south coast, crossing the English Channel by boat to reach France. From then on you’ll encounter historic towns, sleepy villages and rolling hills before heading into Paris, down the famous Champs Elysees for the final stretch, with the Eiffel Tower looming ahead. Take up the challenge in July and you’ll have the opportunity to see the finale of the Tour de France 2019.  

Don’t forget to secure your place. You need to register with event organisers Charity Challenge before joining the ActionAid UK team.

Get your place for London-Paris in July

Get your place for London-Paris in September

Cycle London-Paris itinerary

25 July/ 20 September 

Kick off your journey through south-east London, making your way towards the Surrey countryside and finishing your day with a ferry trip from Newhaven across to Dieppe with your fellow cyclists.

26 July/ 21 September

Weave through quintessential Normandy villages, from Torcy le Grand to Bosque Eveline. An uphill climb towards the end of the day pays off with magnificent views of Saint Aubert-en-Bray, and a night’s stay at Gournay en Bray. 

27 July/ 22 September

Cross the River Seine then navigate more urban terrain as you head for your final destination, the City of Light: Paris!


28 July/ 23 September

The day is free to take in the sights of beautiful Paris and enjoy the rest of your stay.  

What’s included in my trip to Paris?

  • Ferry ticket Newhaven – Dieppe
  • Eurostar Paris – London tickets
  • Accommodation in Paris
  • Transfers
  • Full medical support
  • Experienced guides
  • Water and all meals except lunch and dinner on your last day in Paris 

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What’s not included

  • Bicycle
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and dinner on day 4
  • Breakfast on day 1 if you travel in July
  • Any optional tours

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Whether you’re a first timer or experienced at raising money, we can help you meet your fundraising target. Plus we’ll send you lots of resources to help promote your event — everything from balloons to posters.


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Page updated 21 December 2018