Hotchillee London-Paris Cycle 2024

Cyclists riding past the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

This is the ultimate cycling adventure - the Hotchillee LONDON-PARIS challenge.

“Riding into Paris under motorbike escort, over the cobbles and past the Arc de Triomphe is a unique experience that you will remember forever.” - Editor, Conquista Magazine

Three days of cycling, covering a total of 520 km, with rolling road closures through France. This is the trip of a lifetime.

Event details

520 km

Thursday 13 June - Sunday 16 June 2024

London - Paris

Fundraising pledge: £2,000

Registration fee: £149

About the Hotchillee LONDON-PARIS Cycle

Join 350 riders on this three day challenge covering 160km+ of beautiful countryside each day. The 20th anniversary of Hotchillee's LONDON-PARIS, this will be a celebration of this iconic route, and the last chance to take on the event in its current format with rolling closed roads.

The Hotchillee LONDON-PARIS Cycle Route

Day 1: Kingston Upon Thames - Folkestone (180km)

Day 2: Calais - Amiens (162km)

Day 3: Amiens - Paris (178km)

For full route details and the itinerary, please visit the Hotchillee website.

At a glance

  • Rolling road closures (France) and traffic calming measures (UK) along entire route

  • A fully supported group riding experience

  • Ride 160km+ a day for over 3 days

  • 350 riders over 5 ability groups - from experienced to beginner

  • Lead car, motorbike escort, mechanical, medical and sports therapist support

  • 100+ event crew with 19 years experience

  • Stay in 3* and 4* hotels

What are the costs involved?

Registration: A registration fee of £149 is payable when you sign up.

Minimum fundraising: You'll need to commit to raising a minimum of £2,000 in sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid).

Please note, £1,200 of this amount must be received by the charity by 21 March 2024 towards your trip costs.

You'll receive fundraising advice, training tips and unlimited support from our Challenge Events team.

What's included?

  • 3 days in the saddle

  • 3 nights accommodation (twin sharing – upgrades available)

  • Eurostar return packages available

  • All meals*

  • Celebrations in Paris

  • Full Service Corps technical support

  • Medical support

  • Rolling road closures and motorbike outriders

  • Secure car parking for the duration of the event

  • Baggage forwarding

  • Bike return from finish line to the UK (if required)

  • Access to and use of digital photos and film

  • Event t-shirt

  • GOSH Charity cycling jersey

  • Hotchillee commemorative 20 year cycling jersey

  • Sports massages

  • Water and snacks on road

  • Musette

  • Monthly supported group rides from registration to the event (COVID-19/ British Cycling guidelines dependent)

  • Free membership of Hotchillee with access to the LONDON-PARIS group on the Hotchillee App.

What's not included

  • Travel insurance

  • Alcohol

  • Dinner on Saturday evening

Sponsorship statement

As the amount that Great Ormond Street International Promotions Limited (GOSIPL – a wholly owned subsidiary of the charity) pays to Hotchillee for your package exceeds £500, you will be considered a ‘professional fundraiser’ as defined by the Charities Act 1992. This means that you must give the following statement when you are obtaining sponsorship:

“I am participating in a cycle ride to raise funds for the benefit of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. I have guaranteed to raise at least £2,000 for the charity, of which approximately 60 per cent will be used to pay for the costs of my travel and accommodation.”

If you'd like more information about being a professional fundraiser, please email our Supporter Care team

Any questions?

Email the Challenge events team at Challenges@gosh.orgor call 020 3841 3164.

The logistics of this ride are run by Hotchillee. You can find out more information on their website.