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The London-Paris by Tour de France

15 - 18 July

from £1700pp
More Info
3-days / 500km
Rolling road closures
Timed race sections
5 Speed Groups
Pro level support

London - Paris 2018 Trailer

  • Stage 1 2017

  • Stage 2 2017

  • Stage 3 2017

Join the team

  • Package includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation and all meals
  • Secure car parking for the duration of the event & baggage forwarding
  • Timing and race number & access and use of event digital photos and film
  • Full service corps technical support & rolling road closures and escorts where appropriate
  • Event t-shirt, event massages, water, tea and coffee & Musette
  • Monthly training rides from registration to the event

The London-Paris by Tour de France

4 Days / 4 Nights . 15 - 18 July 2021. From £1700 per rider

This is the ultimate ride for any Tour de France junkie! You’ll arrive in Paris the day before the Tour de France and ride the closed course of the Champs-Élysées under official race escort just hours before the pros.

After a finish-line photo the weekend is topped off by access to trackside seating to watch the pros race the iconic laps and accommodation in an official Tour de France team’s hotel.

Stage 1 - 175KM . 2007m

Stage 1: There’s a Channel to cross on today’s stage, so prepare for an early start. Each group will set off individually with a lead car, mechanic’s van and paramedic all in radio comms with your Hotchillee Ride Captains who will be looking after you for the next few days. Expect a few nerves on the first morning as the route takes in part of the iconic 2012 Olympic Road Race circuit and we head South East towards Kent and the Garden of England. As we roll past traditional Oast Houses don’t burn all your matches if you’re riding in Group 1 and competing in the timed race sections – it’s a solid first day to the coast. Lunch will be in a quintessential traditional country pub where sports therapists will be on hand to help with any niggles before we push on to Folkestone and you clock up your first century. Once at the finish you’ll swap your bike for your suitcase, board a mid-afternoon coach and go over (or under) the Channel to your hotel in time for a well earned traditional French dinner with your new cycling buddies.

Stage 2 - 164KM . 1626m

Stage 2: The morning’s stage is always fizzing with excitement at the prospect of riding on French soil, and with no Channel to cross expect a more sociable start time. Potholes vanish, the tarmac smoothens and with the french motor-outriders having the power to stop traffic entirely it’s the closest us mere mortals get to feeling like a pro cyclist. Lunch will be a stop in Frevent, and what else could be more fitting than baguettes and apple tart? The stage will finish just outside Amiens and after bag collection a coach to the hotels beckoned, giving you time to relax before dinner. A good meal, evening stroll around the cathedral and an early night are on the cards for the sensible. However, for some the socialising is known to go on late into the evening. Naming no names Sven Thiele.

Stage 3 - 183KM . 1548m

Stage 3: Today it’s the turn of Group 5 to set off first, waiting at lunch where all groups join and form one giant peloton. Excitement inevitably builds as the Parisian cobbles beckon so expect the peloton to start to fizz as we reach the outskirts of the city and cross the Seine for the first time. The only other cycling event our size to close roads in Paris this weekend is the Tour de France so goosebumps are inevitable. Whether you’re a racing snake in Group 1 or a newbie in Group 5 you’ll cross the closed Arc de Triomphe and roll towards the Eiffel Tower with a lump in your throat – we (almost) guarantee it! Friends and family welcome riders at the finish, medals will be handed out, bikes are stored and inevitably the hotel bar will be busy. After a well earned meal the celebration party will get into full swing, the jersey presentation concluded and one too many beers drunk. Perfect preparation for tomorrow’s Tour de France finale!

WHATS INCLUDED

4 day / 4 night event entry
Champs-Élysées lap under official Tour de France race escort
Tour de France finish line photo
Access to track side seating for Tour de France Pro race
Four nights accommodation (twin sharing – upgrades available)
All meals*
Celebration Party in Paris
Full Service Corps technical support
Medical support
Rolling road closures and motorbike outriders
Exclusive Tour de France London-Paris cycling jersey
Secure car parking for the duration of the event
Baggage forwarding
Bike return from finish line to the UK (if required)
Access to and use of digital photos and film
Timing chip (Group 1 only)
Event t-shirt
Event massages
Water, tea and coffee
Musette
Monthly supported group rides from registration to the event (COVID-19/ British Cycling guidelines dependent)
Free membership of Hotchillee with access to The LONDON-PARIS by Tour de France channel on the Hotchillee App.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED:

Travel insurance
Return travel
Alcohol
*Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch and dinner

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