Call us now 01722 718444
Myeloma Group Shot

Myeloma London to Paris Cycle Challenge 5 days France

Cycle
Cycle
Hotel
Hotel
Long Day
Long Day
YELLOW 3
Grading


About the Challenge

Riding in a peloton, you’ll be flanked by motorcycle outriders, fully backed up by mechanics, remedied by sports physios and propelled forward by your very own support crew, making this the ultimate ride experience.

Rolling road closures ensure you ride safely without stopping for traffic lights or junctions and with three different speed groups led by experienced Ride Captains, anyone who’s willing to put in some training can take on this challenge.

All this combined with the beautiful French countryside and enjoying the camaraderie with other riders makes for the ultimate London to Paris experience.


Itinerary



Dates & Prices


 

Each rider commits to raising a minimum of £1,500 (excluding Gift Aid) in sponsorship for Myeloma UK.

WHAT'S INCLUDED 

  • All accommodation (twin share)
  • Meals as included in the itinerary
  • Water stop provisions
  • Bike transportation back to St Pancras
  • Discover Adventure leaders, crew, mechanics, ride captains and doctors
  • Coaches from finish line to hotel in Paris
  • Full vehicle support
  • Over-view maps and GPX files

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Breakfast day 1, lunch & dinner day 5
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal travel insurance (to cover personal injury, cancellation/curtailment, lost items etc)
  • Bicycle, helmet and high visibility jacket (obligatory)
  • Single rooms
  • Pre-night accommodation
  • Travel arrangements and accommodation for friends and family
  • Bike courier
  • Sports/energy products at water stops
  • Bike storage in Paris for bikes not returning to the UK on day 5


Detailed Information

  • Your trip will be led by experienced Discover Adventure leaders and support crew, including mechanics. Our leaders are selected for their knowledge and experience, friendliness and approachability, sense of humour and ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises; they are also trained in first aid. The crew will have mobile phones and/or radios where appropriate, medical kit and other safety apparatus where necessary.

    The number of crew and support vehicles looking after you will depend on the final size of your group, but the team will be looking after every aspect of your trip whether that’s transporting your luggage, ensuring your route is well-marked, making you lunch and sorting out any mechanical problems. Support vehicles are with the group all of the time, and carry all luggage and spares.

  • 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 usually stay in hotels or lodges of a 2-3* standard or equivalent. Standards may vary between the hotels but they are generally comfortable and convenient for our route. Hotels are often on the outskirts of towns to minimise unnecessary extra mileage and avoid traffic.

  • Accommodation is usually on a twin-share basis in hotels convenient to our route. Please tell us if you know somebody else on the trip that you would like to share with and we will try our best to accommodate your request. If you don't know anyone else in the group don't worry, we always pair you up with someone of the same gender, and a similar age where possible. We do not charge a single supplement if you are a solo traveller in a shared room.

    There may be a limited number of single rooms subject to request, on a first-come first-served basis, after you have booked. Extra charges will apply.

  • We like to support local businesses and will source food locally. Lunches will be in restaurants along the route and dinners are usually eaten at the hotel. Do make sure you eat enough to give you the energy for your exertions. Being vegetarian or having other dietary requirements is not usually a problem provided you let us know well in advance. If you know there are plenty of foods you cannot eat you may wish to bring extra snacks from home so you can top up your energy supply.
  • 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.

  • Travel Insurance is compulsory on our challenges; we strongly suggest that you arrange insurance cover as soon as your booking with us is confirmed. Should you need to cancel on medical grounds, you will need insurance to cover the costs involved (registration fee and any trip costs depending on cancellation date). 

    You should also ensure that you have adequate cover for the type of challenge you are taking part in as well as medical emergencies, evacuation and repatriation.

    You can obtain a quote with Insure to Travel from our website here, or you may choose to take out your own travel insurance, just remember to let us know the policy number and emergency phone number!

    For more information about travel insurance, please click here.