London to Paris Cycle 2023 - Bespoke ride

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19 Jul 2023 to 23 Jul 2023

Cycle

Fundraising total: £1,600

Registration fee: £130

Distance: 300 miles

This is the ultimate cycling adventure - the London to Paris challenge.

Four days of cycling, covering a total of 300 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 Discover Adventure. You can find out more information on their website.

About the ride

Our four-day challenge covers 300 miles of beautiful countryside, through the picturesque hills of Kent and the stunning villages of northern France. Starting in Chessington, Greater London, the route weaves its way out to the coast along country roads, passing through picturesque market towns and the rolling Surrey Hills. Once across the channel, immerse yourself in the French countryside with peaceful hamlets and wooded valleys paving the way.

On day four, the finish line awaits in the shape of the iconic Eiffel Tower...what better way to finish such an incredible challenge! You are free to enjoy the sights of Paris on the Sunday and soak up the spectacular atmosphere of the Tour de France before returning home on the Eurostar.

Costs

Registration: £130

Minimum fundraising: £1,600

There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options, the event organisers require a non-refundable registration fee of £130.

Option 1 - Sponsorship

  • You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,600 per person
  • £1,200 of this amount must be received by the charity by 26 April 2023 towards your trip costs
  • The rest of your sponsorship must be sent in no later than 6 weeks after your return. 

Option 2 - Self funder

  • You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. To do this, please contact the Challenges Team on 0203 841 3164 by 26 April 2023 to make a payment of £1024, from which we pay the balance of your trip costs.
  • Choosing this option means you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £576 and will aim to send in as much as possible to us before the trip and no later than 6 weeks after your return.

What's included

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

  • Ferry and Eurostar transport
  • Hotel accommodation (twin share)
  • All food (exclusions detailed in itinerary)
  • Highly qualified, experienced leaders and mechanics
  • Full vehicle support
  • Celebration meal in Paris
  • Bike transport to St Pancras at the end of the trip
  • Maps, GPX files and route information
  • Marked route
  • GOSH cycling jersey

Itinerary and Route

Sponsorship statement

As the amount that Great Ormond Street International Promotions Limited (GOSIPL – a wholly owned subsidiary of the charity) pays to Discover Adventure 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 £1,600 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 supporter.care@gosh.org

Any questions?

Email the Challenge events team or call 020 3841 3164.

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