The London to Paris cycle challenge

Added 19/05/2010

Eiffel Tower

If you are feeling fit this summer, and you are keen to raise money for charity, why not take part in a London to Paris cycle challenge?

There are many organisations that run the event throughout the summer, lasting 3 to 5 days. You might want to raise money for Diabetes UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice. Charities provide fundraising packs that include training tips and how to raise money, and they will organise meals and accommodation. If some of the finer details are organised for you, you can spend more time enjoying the ride!

Your life might have been affected in some way by cancer or diabetes or some other illness, making this a fantastic event to raise money for a charity that is close to your heart.

Charities post information about the London to Paris cycle challenge on their websites, and each charity runs the event on a specific date. It can be a great experience to join a group of cyclists all peddling for the same cause.

Cycling over 200 miles, your ride will take you through beautiful countryside in England and France, and the magnificent Eiffel Tower is the finishing post! Some organised trips take you on the ferry across to France while others go by Eurostar.

Be sure to train thoroughly for the London to Paris cycle challenge in order to make the most of it. Training with friends can be a fun way to socialise and get fit at the same time.

Make sure you buy travel insurance to cover you while you are in France. offers a range of travel insurance policies for people with or with pre existing medical conditions.

Paris is an enchanting city, so it might be worthwhile staying for a few days after you’ve finished the ride to see the sights.

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