Gear up for the ride of a lifetime - leaving Cherry Trees around 4pm, you’ll first take on the 95 km through the Surrey and Sussex countryside to Newhaven Ferry Port, before boarding the 11pm ferry to Dieppe (with a cabin bed reserved for each rider). 
 
Arriving in Dieppe, we set off early (just after 4am French time) for the near 200km ride, first along an old French railway line before the triumphant finale into central Paris, arriving at the Eiffel Tower before 4pm to complete the challenge. We will celebrate in Paris with some nibbles and fizz, in which you are more than welcome to bring some supporters along to!
 
We will have two guides on the road to support you through the challenge and a support vehicle to ensure you only have to focus on the riding. 

Date:  

  • 5 September 2024  – Depart from Cherry Trees  

  • 6 September 2024 – Arrive in Paris  

After the challenge is finished you have the choice to stay in Paris and extend your trip or to make your way home straight away. Please note – the return journey or any accommodation in Paris is not included 

 

Booking:   

Registration is now open ! To book a place to take part in our epic challenge please fill out this form. Please note we have only got space for 10 participants for this event so act fast!  

Registration Fee - £195 

Minimum Fundraising Target - £500 

What do you need to know   

 

Date and times 

We will be meeting at 13:00 at Cherry Trees (East Clandon, GU4 7RS) on Thursday 5 September with the challenge finishing late afternoon in Paris on Friday 6 September.  

 

Route and Distance  

We will be cycling 95km from Cherry Trees to Newhaven through the Surrey and Sussex countryside. We board the 11pm Ferry from Newhaven and arrive in Dieppe, France at 4am (local time). From there, we cycle the near 200km to Paris, first along an old French railway line before the triumphant finale towards the Eiffel tower.

Details of the route will be shared in late July. 

 

Registration and Fundraising  

Registration is £195 and covers the cost of the trip.  

We ask that you fundraise a minimum of £500 to raise money to support the children and families who rely on Cherry Trees. On completing the registration form you can join our Just Giving Event page and set up your own fundraising page to collect all donations securely.

 

What’s included  

·        Route planning and guidance from the on the road captains  

·        Support vehicle with a medical kit, basic bike kit, snacks and drinks. The support vehicle can also carry a small bag with clothes or other items you might want in the evening or once in Paris.   

·        The ferry with a bunk in a shared cabin 

·        Leaving part at Cherry Trees 

·        Evening meal in Newhaven 

·        Celebratory drink in Paris 

·        Option for your bike to be returned back to Cherry Trees 

·        Car parking at Cherry Trees  

·        Option to join a training ride from Cherry Trees to Newhaven (date tbc) 

·        Fundraising and training support 

 

What’s not included  

·        Return journey from Paris (this is not included as we know different return journeys will suit different people). 

·        Insurance – you will need to ensure you have travel, health and equipment insurance that suits you. 

·        Any equipment – you will need to provide all your own equipment and kit. We have shared a suggested kit list below.

·        Accommodation in Paris  

 

Suggested Kit list  

·        Bike (we recommend a road bike that you have trained on) 

·        Helmet (this is mandatory and will need to be worn when on your bike) 

·        Dry and wet clothing and any spares you feel you need 

·        Passport (with an expiry post April 2025) 

·        Any additional visa or travel documents you may need 

·        Sun cream or any medication required  

·        Extra inner tubes or puncher repair kits 

·        Pump

Please see our Terms and Conditions here.

Please see our Health Wavier Form here