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Name: London to Paris Bike Ride

Date: 20 Jul 2022

London to Paris Bike Ride

Cycle from capital to capital just in time to witness the thrilling finale of the Tour de France and support The Kirkwood at the same time! 

Ready for a challenge in 2022?

Setting out on Wednesday 20th July and reaching your final destination on Sunday 24th July, you'll be pedalling between two iconic capital cities just in time to witness the finale of the world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France!

If you're looking for something challenging and want to support a great cause at the same time, The Kirkwood's London to Paris bike ride is for you!

There are a number of ways you can choose to fundraise for this challenge. For more information, please contact our friendly Fundraising team on: 01484 557 911 or email: fundraising@thekirkwood.org.uk

For more information and FAQs, please see the downloadable brochure at the bottom of this page.


The route

The Kirkwood's ultimate bike ride challenge takes you through the beautiful Kent countryside to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. 

Ride along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling, green fields of Northern France, and pass the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme. 

The pièce de résistance of this incredible challenge will be the final cycle to the Arc de Triomphe and on to the Champs-Élysées, following in the tyre tracks of the cycling greats before you see them cycle the same route the next day in the finale of the Tour de France!

Set yourself the ultimate challenge and cycle 315 miles in five days for The Kirkwood!

Day one - London to Calais (90 miles)

Day two - Calais to Arras (78 miles)

Day three - Arras to Compiègne (75 miles)

Day four - Compiègne to Paris (72 miles)

Day five - Paris to UK 



Registration Fee: £125

Option A - Minimum Sponsorship 

Registration Fee + Minimum Sponsorship of £1,640

This option means the challenge balance of your event cost is met through raising a minimum sponsorship for Kirkwood.

Step 1 – To join the challenge you pay the non-refundable registration fee directly to Global Adventure Challenges and commit to raising the minimum sponsorship

Step 2 – Start fundraising and send your sponsorship money to Kirkwood

Step 3 – 80% of your minimum sponsorship must be received by The Kirkwood no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you have raised the required amount, The Kirkwood would then be in a position to pay the challenge balance, which is never more than 50% of the minimum sponsorship figure

Step 4 – The remaining 20% of your minimum sponsorship should be sent to The Kirkwood no later than 4 weeks following your return after the challenge. Some charities may request you send this 20% to them before the challenge takes place – your charity will guide you further on this.

Option B - Self-Funding 

Registration Fee + Self Funding £820

This option enables you to fund the entire challenge yourself, which means you do not have to commit to raising a set sponsorship. Although no fundraising is required, we do strongly encourage you to support The Kirkwood and raise as much as you possibly can.

Step 1 – You pay the non-refundable registration fee to Global Adventure Challenges, in order to join the challenge.

Step 2 – 10 weeks before departure, you will receive an invoice to pay the challenge balance as shown on the respective challenge page.

Step 3 – The challenge balance invoice is to be paid no later than 8 weeks before departure.


Are you ready? Register your interest now!

If you'd like the chance to be part of The Kirkwood team and take on this challenge, you can sign up online. Simply click the Sign up button below, or click here to access our online registration form.

Please note: bookings for this challenge are being handled by our partner, Global Adventure Challenges. You will be redirected to their website to sign up.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: guidance on booking and attending our events

This guidance applies to everyone involved in one of our events, including; participants, volunteers and suppliers.

We take the wellbeing of those attending and supporting our events seriously. We are closely monitoring guidance from the Government. Any decisions on these events will be taken by The Kirkwood Fundraising team with the best interests of all parties in mind. Should it be necessary to cancel or reschedule any of our events, we will communicate the information with lead bookers, volunteers and suppliers. We will also communicate any cancellations or postponement via our website and social media platforms. If one of our events doesn't go ahead, a full refund or transfer of registration fee will be offered if applicable.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Fundraising team on: 01484 557 911 or at: fundraising@thekirkwood.org.uk

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