Thursday July 15th – Monday 19th 2021
2021 hopefully ( COVID restrictions dependent ) will now be our 10th anniversary year riding to Paris from Oxshott.
The route will be the same as previous years via Portsmouth and ferry to Caen. Up the coast through Deauville and Honfleur and across country to Rouen. Third day is via Giverny and Monet’s garden into Paris. Distances/elevation are the same –
Day One 113.6km / 1794m O2P2019DAY1 Categorised climbs – Cote de Staples Cat 2 / Cote de Sampleoak Cat 2 / Cote de South Downs Cat 1
Day Two 133.4km / 923m O2P2019DAY2 Butte de Houlgate Cat 1 / Cote de Hennequeville Cat 2 / Cote de la Brehellarie Cat 1 / Cote de Jean Jaures Cat 2
Day Three 151.8km / 1331m O2P2019DAY3 Cote de Camille Cat 2 / Les Monts d’Amphreville Hors Cat / Cote des Cretes Cat 1 / Cote de Meulan Hors Cat / Mont Valerian Cat 1
We have categorised the climbs which are between 1km and 4km long and vary in gradient with one ramp of 18% on the Butte de Houlgate and we will have a KOM and a QOM . Please note – the categories are in relation to the event and not equivalent to those on le Tour so don’t fret.
All the routes are available to see on ridewithgps.com via the links above and both TCX and GPX files are emailed out to riders for those that have Garmins.
Turn by turn cue sheets are also available.
Riders are grouped according to average speed and each group has a rider who has previously ridden to Paris with us and at least two Garmins. There are also ride captains leading each group riding out on the road.
The support vehicles shadow the riders – one with each group.
There will be several advice and support emails counting down the days to the trip including info on weather, clothing, equipment etc.
We are finishing on Saturday 17th in the centre of Paris at The Arc de Triumph/Champs Elysees and then onto the hotel this year Ibis Tour Eiffel Cambronne via Place de la Concorde and Eiffel Tower. I have stayed here previously on a London to Paris 24 hour ride and 24 hours back challenge with Coutts.
We will watch the tour finish again on the Sunday 18th and those that want to can join us and ride around Paris on the Sunday and ride part of the final stage.
We intend to grab the corner close to where we came out of the metro early with views of the finish, screen and podium near the photo above.
Bikes and bags will be returned in the vans via Eurotunnel again and riders will come back eurostar Monday afternoon and collect bikes and bags in Oxshott.
Groups will leave at 0600/0630/0700 again on the Thursday and get the afternoon ferry to Caen. We plan to stop at Roko again which is 2km from the terminal where we can shower, change and there will be a buffet and you can also order lunch if you prefer. We will then ride the short distance to the terminal and ride our bikes onto the ferry. You can eat and drink on the ferry as well.
In France we will ride off and ride to our hotel next to the terminal where breakfast is included.
First come first served on the single rooms. There is an extra cost to the trip for single occupancy.
In Rouen we have booked this year the Ibis Rouen Parc Expos next door to the Novotel as the Novotel is not taking bookings but this might change.
Dinner and breakfast included on Friday morning, Friday night, Saturday morning and Saturday night, Sunday morning and Monday morning.
There will be support vehicles/vans with – mechanic support and osteopath/physio support .
There will be energy bars / gels / powders / water / bananas / jelly beans available en route.
Lunch each day is extra and optional – we usually stop in Lodsworth outside the pub for either a quick lunch or sandwiches from the farm shop. We take lunch on the quayside in Honfleur on Friday and Giverney on Saturday.
Sunday lunch and dinner are extra as we normally eat out in Paris.
COST – same as 2019!
£995 – twin room/double – two sharing – cost per person.
£1295 – single occupancy – cost per person.
Deposit on booking required please – £500
Balance payable March 31st 2021
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