London to Paris Cycle for Children's Hospitals

8 Jun 2022 to 12 Jun 2022

Cycle

Fundraising total: £1,640

Registration fee: £125

Distance: 309 miles

Be part of something bigger – ride with us, and 6 other children’s hospital charities, from London to Paris, and raise vital funds for life changing work across the UK. Four days in the saddle, covering 309 miles, with a final day relaxing in Paris, soaking up the atmosphere of the last stage of the Tour de France.

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

Virtual Information Evening

Interested but want to find out more? Attend our virtual Information Evening on 23 September at 6pm for a chance to hear all about the event, meet the team, and talk fundraising. Register your interest here and we'll send you the zoom link.

Overview

Join the team and bike from London to Paris for a truly unforgettable experience - make friends for life, push yourself beyond your limits, but most importantly - make memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime while raising funds for an amazing cause!

We’ll spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 309 miles from capital city to capital city. Our adventure starts in London, taking us through glorious English countryside on our route from Kent to Dover. Once across the channel, we start cycling through France, remembering to keep to the right!  We bike along quiet country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme.

A breathtaking finish awaits us as we reach the home stretch, cycling around the Arc de Triomphe and along the Champs Elysées, before reaching the piece de resistance, the Eiffel Tower! The cycling may get tough but the sense of achievement we’ll feel crossing the finish line and the euphoric atmosphere as we celebrate our achievements in this magnificent capital, the saddle soreness soon wears off!

Costs

Registration: £125

Minimum fundraising: £1,640

You pay the non-refundable Registration Fee of £125 to Global Adventure Challenges. In addition, you then commit to raising the minimum sponsorship of £1,640. You send the sponsorship money to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity as you raise it. 80% of the minimum sponsorship (£1,312) must be received by Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity by 30th March 2022. Failure to do so may mean non-participation in the challenge. The balance of the challenge costs will be paid for you by the charity out of the sponsorship raised. All outstanding sponsorship must be sent to the charity no later than 6 weeks after the challenge. Please do try and raise as much as you can, as every penny you raise over the minimum sponsorship will be retained by the charity too.

What's included

What’s included?

  • One way ferry crossing from Dover to Calais
  • One way Eurostar ticket from Paris to London
  • Lunch on day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner on days 2, 3 and 4, and breakfast on day 5
  • All accommodation with the exception of the evening prior to the start of the challenge
  • Refreshment stops including water, fruit, and a variety of snacks every 15-20 miles cycled approx.
  • Vehicles for back up and support
  • Route markers or cycle guides
  • Global Adventure Challenges Event Crew
  • Mechanic support. Basic spare bike parts will be taken but please note, we cannot cater for every eventuality, therefore it is vital that participants ensure that their bike is in full working order and in good condition. You will be billed for any spare parts used in repairing your bike
  • Transfer of bikes back to London
  • Coach transfer back to start venue at the end of the challenge
  • Fundraising advice, training tips and unlimited support from our Challenge Events team

Itinerary and Route

Looking for different dates or route?

Join our London to Paris Cycle - GOSH Bespoke ride from 20 to 24 Jul 2022

London to Caen- Caen to Lisieux- Lisieux to Évreux- Évreux to Paris.

This is the ultimate cycling adventure just for GOSH riders. Four days of cycling, covering 300 miles of beautiful countryside, through the picturesque hills of Kent and the stunning villages of northern France.

Sponsorship statement

As the amount that Great Ormond Street International Promotions Limited (GOSIPL – a wholly owned subsidiary of the charity) pays to Global Adventure Challenges 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 £1,640 for the charity, of which approximately 60% 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 supporter.care@gosh.org

Any questions?

Email the Challenge Events team or call 020 3841 3164.

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