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Join hundreds of riders to cycle 315 miles from capital to capital!

Join our team to cycle from London to Paris next July and create incredible memories while raising money to make a real difference to cats and kittens in need.

You'll spend four days in the saddle, cycling 309 miles from capital to capital. Your journey begins in London with a route through glorious English countryside, before crossing the Channel to Calais.

Once across the water, you'll start cycling ‘French style’, remembering to keep to the right! You'll cycle along quiet French country lanes, with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France.

A spectacular finish will await you as you pass the Arc de Triomphe and ride along the Champs Elysées, before reaching the pièce de résistance, the Eiffel Tower, which marks your finish line. 

The days in the saddle may be long but imagine the sense of achievement you’ll feel as you soak up the amazing atmosphere and celebrate your achievements in the French capital!

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How much do I have to raise?

For this cycling challenge there is a registration fee of £125 which is payable on sign up with Global Challenge Adventures and we ask for a minimum sponsorship commitment of £1,750.

Every £150 you raise could provide a full health check for a cat including blood tests, neutering, microchipping and vaccinations, or your full sponsorship amount could feed all the cats in a small centre for a whole year! 

How can I sign up for the event?

You can sign up directly with our travel partners, Global Challenge Adventures. There are a number of dates available next year, including the Tour de France Edition taking place 19-29 July 2023. This includes the chance to arrive in Paris in time to witness the finale of the world's greatest cycle race!

What support will I receive?

The Global Challenge Adventures team will provide full support during your ride. Please see the Challenge FAQs section below for details of what's included.

We'll support your fundraising all the way to the finish line at the Eiffel Tower! We'll provide ideas and guidance to help you exceed your fundraising target.

You'll get a branded yellow jersey to wear for your challenge, plus you can join our Strava cycling club to stay motivated and connect with other cat-loving riders!

How we're helping cats across the UK

Teams at our 34 adoption centres and around 210 branches work tirelessly to help abandoned, unwanted and neglected cats but they couldn't do it without your support.

You're able to nominate any local Cats Protection branch or centre to receive 100% of the money you raise from your challenge, helping the cats and kittens in your chosen area.

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Itinerary

Click here to find out more on the Global Challenge Adventures website.

Day 1

Registration for challenge early morning in Croydon and start cycling at 7am through Kent to Dover. Ferry to Calais. Distance – 86 miles

Day 2

Cycle from Calais to Arras through charming villages and along quiet country lanes. Distance – 82 miles

Day 3

Cycle from Arras to Compiègne passing numerous WWI memorials and monuments through the Region of the Somme. Distance – 76 miles

Day 4

Cycle to Paris, along the Champs-Élysées, round the Arc de Triomphe and finish overlooking the Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars. Celebratory meal. Distance – 67 miles

Day 5

Free morning in Paris, before catching the Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle. If you're on our Tour de France finale date, you'll spend the day watching the greats cycle into Paris before making your own way to Gare du Nord to catch the evening Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle. Please note, this is a complex itinerary and subject to change.

FAQs

Click here to read more on the Global Challenge Adventures website.

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What's included

  • One way ferry crossing from Dover to Calais
  • One way Eurostar ticket from Paris to London
  • All accommodation with the exception of the evening prior to the start of the challenge
  • Lunch on day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner on days 2, 3 and 4, and breakfast on day 5
  • Refreshment stops including water, fruit and a variety of snacks/energy bars/cereal bars every 15-20 miles cycled approx.
  • Back up and support vehicles
  • Route markers or cycle guides
  • English-speaking 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
  • Challenge Medal

What's not included

  • Breakfast and dinner on day 1, lunch and dinner on day 5
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Bicycle hire – each participant must bring their own recently serviced bicycle
  • Bicycle insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Click here to download the FAQs.

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