Frequently Asked Questions
Is the trip for me?
Definitely! This trip is a fantastic challenge for anyone wanting to do something amazing for a great cause or just a fantastic challenge! There are plenty of like-minded rider taking part, all looking for a great challenge and you will meet new friends. Some people come with friends or family but most people come on their own. Sign up today for a fantastic experience and the opportunity to make life-long friends.
How fit do I need to be?
You don’t need to be Bradley Wiggins or Laura Trott to do this challenge. The majority of people on the trip will be just like you and will not necessarily have done anything like this before. However you need to be fit and trained for ride to get maximum enjoyment from the challenge… training is important and if you go to the training page on our website.. this will give you all the tips you will need. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the experience. You must train to be able to cycle an average of 12mph.
What deposit do I have to pay?
Will you help me?
YES! One of our experienced admin staff will be on hand to help you in the lead up to the event. You will be sent a rider information pack shortly after you register for the event which will give you all the information you need but we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible!
What is the food like?
Lots of familiar European dishes will be on the menu! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided throughout the trip except for 3 meals (dinner on the ferry on the way out to France and lunch and dinner in Paris on Sunday (day five). We can of course cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements – as long as you let us know in advance!
What do I need to bring?
No specialist kit is required although we strongly recommend that you use your own bike for both your training and the event itself. You will also need to bring your own cycle helmet. We will send you a full packing list for the trip you are going on once you have registered.
What will happen to my luggage during cycling days?
There will be support vehicles with the group at all times which means your luggage will be transported in one of these vehicles for you. You will just need to carry a bum bag for any essentials like a camera and sun tan lotion
How many people can take part?
The average group size is about 10 to 20 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip
What type of accommodation will I be staying in?
We will be staying in minimum three-star hotels throughout the trip
What’s included in the cost?
Travel by ferry to France and return travel to London on Eurostar, accommodation, , mechanic, guides and First Aid medical support
Is there an age restriction?
You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.
What about insurance?
You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event or just a challenge) The British Cycling Federation can help you on this one.
Bicycle insurance is not compulsory but is advised. You may wish to use your home insurance policy or take out specific cover.
How do I book my place?
As soon as possible! Simply click here to book online today. Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don’t miss out!
There are a limited number of places available on our next London to Paris Bide Ride so click here to read more on the itinerary.