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Pedal to Paris 2014

The Legion's flagship cycling event will take place from 4-8 September in 2014.

Our four-day 460 kilometre adventure from London to Paris, through some of the best cycling landscape of England and northern France has become a firm favourite in the Legion's calendar, with every aspect of the ride planned with precision  - from accommodation and transport to the all-important mechanics, outriders and sports physios. We plan so you can ride hassle-free. Just one of the reasons so many cyclists come back to us again and again.

Tour description

Cyclists looking for a long distance ride, where they are afforded the same support and back up as the Tour de France, need look no further.

Participants ride through some of the finest cycling terrain in England and France - from sweeping wooded countryside and quaint hamlets to quiet rural lanes and city streets closed just for the event. It is challenging, but the Legion's specialist team of mechanics, sports physios and motorcycle outriders are there to support riders throughout the journey.

Cyclists can bask in star treatment as they ride through the streets of Paris closed especially for the event - one of a select few bike rides other than the Tour de France offered this special privilege. Yes, riders need to put in the training to make the most of this amazing event, but the Legion helps them every step of the way - from the day they sign up to the end of their exciting adventure.

Tour details

Maximum no of cyclists 300
Three speed groups,
Social (12 mph), Medium (14 mph), Fast (18+ mph)
Minimum age 18 (16 if accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Payment options Sponsorship Self Funder 
Registration £150 £650
Sponsorship committent £1,300 £800
  £500 of your sponsorship must be paid to The Royal British Legion no later than 8 weeks before the event in order to cover the cost of your participation * £150 deposit and the balance of £500 to be paid no later than 8 weeks before the event *
Single supplement  £200 £200 
Payment Date Friday 4 July 2014
Price includes Four nights accommodation (2 or 3 star), including all meals, refreshments at pit stops, full technical back-up (not including costs of spare parts), a souvenir T-Shirt and medal. Dover to Calais ferry crossing, Paris to London Eurostar return. Return of your bike from Paris to London. Sports therapist services throughout the ride.
Bike spec  A standard hybrid or road bike in roadworthy condition. No mountain or fixed wheel bikes are allowed on the ride.

* For further details, see the full Terms and Conditions.

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If you prefer you can register via our application form, downloadable here. Terms and conditions are available from the navigation on the left.

Complete your application form and send to Fundraising Events, The Royal British Legion, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA.

Or contact us by email at poppybike@britishlegion.org.uk or phone Graham Akins on 020 3207 2270.

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