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Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2023 7 days France

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About the Challenge

Test yourself with 5 days of challenging yet fun cycling, covering over 300 miles alongside your comrades; fellow fundraisers and members of the wounded, injured and sick service men and women, and join them in remembering the fallen at thought-provoking ceremonies along the way.

 

Our exciting cycle challenge takes us from Etretat through Northern France to Dunkirk, visiting some of the region’s most significant battle sites from both World Wars, including Dieppe and Ypres, before following in the footsteps of the British Expeditionary Force.

 

We have some long days in the saddle as we pedal through this historic region. Our expert battlefield historians will bring to life the experiences of those who were there, who lived to celebrate victory, and who brought their stories home. You will have time to reflect at daily ceremonies and to pay tribute to the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for peace.

Previously described by supporters as being “inspiring” and quite simply “awesome”, the Big Battlefield Bike Ride (BBBR) offers you an exclusive opportunity to be part of something truly inspirational in 2023!


Itinerary

Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2023


BESPOKE 7 DAYS
PLEASE NOTE: THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS IS REQUIRED TO TAKE PART


Dates & Prices

Prices may vary depending on date.


WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • All transport from Portsmouth (4 berth cabins) and Eurostar return to London
  • Coach transfers
  • All meals except where specified and accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Discover Adventure leaders, mechanics and drivers
  • Full vehicle support throughout the trip
  • Route information
  • Celebration meal   
  • DA leader, crew, drivers and doctors
  • Mechanics
  • Bike transport from Portsmouth to the start point and from Dunkirk back to London
  • Lunchtime catering and water stop snacks on cycle days

 

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle
  • Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles
  • Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
  • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
  • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions


Detailed Information

  • Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.

  • We have a Passenger Portal which will give you more details of the challenge itself. It also enables you to see any outstanding information we need, the countdown to your challenge departure, see your outstanding balance, make payments and update your contact details. You can access this via the following link - Passenger Portal Log in.


Preparing for the Challenge

  • We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.

    If you are still to buy some kit don’t forget that Cotswold Outdoor, Snow and Rock, Cycle Surgery and Runners Need offer all Discover Adventure participants 15% off any purchases you make with them. Please ask us for the code if you do not have this already.