Pedal to Ypres cyclist on beach

Pedal Normandy Beaches

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  • Portsmouth to Normandy

  • Secure you place from £250. Fundraising options below.

Join us for a new ride to explore Normandy’s wartime history.

Over three-days we’ll cycle through Normandy, marking the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings and remembering the sacrifices made by all those who fought in both World Wars.

On this fully supported ride we’ll cycle 351km and tour the five D-Day beaches: Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha, and Utah. We’ll also visit other key historical areas including Bayeux, Arromanches-les-Bains, Pegasus Bridge, Sainte-Mère-Église and many more. Joining us for the trip is our dedicated historian who will bring the history to life as we venture through the frontlines of the Battle of Normandy.

We have over 25 years' experience of organising cycling events and will have every detail covered, so all you’ll need to do is focus on the road ahead. This ride is led by our team of experienced ride captains and support crew including mechanics and medics. Get yourself to the start line and we’ll take care of the rest, including the ferry to France.

Event dates

  • 28 June – 2 July 2024 SOLD OUT

  • 12 – 16 July 2024

This ride is about comradery and creating a personal community of riders for a remarkable experience together to explore the history of the region.

When you take part in our events you ensure the Royal British Legion can continue our vital services to support the Armed Forces community.

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Initial payment £250£250
Balance due 08/04/24£450-
Fundraise £1,000*£1,450


*Please note if you choose the option to Fundraise, £450 of your fundraising needs to be raised before the 8th April 2024. See T&Cs for for details.

If you choose to Fundraise, a proportion of your fundraising will go towards covering the cost of your place in the event. Please ensure this is clearly communicated to anyone who donates towards your challenge.


What's included

  • A dedicated historian will be your personal tour guide at all the sites and battlefields we visit.

  • Three days of cycling; you’ll leave Portsmouth by ferry on Friday evening and return to Portsmouth early morning on the following Tuesday.

  • Two overnight ferries between Portsmouth and Normandy for you and your bike. 

  • Two nights’ hotel accommodation on Saturday and Sunday night (if you do not wish to share a room, single rooms are available for an additional supplement of £120).* 

  • All meals and catered pit stops during the ride. Add dinner on Friday night before the ferry for an additional £25 at registration. 

  • Celebration and disco on the ferry ride home.  

  • All your luggage transported to each overnight stop. 

  • Medics, mechanics, and ride captains all on hand throughout the ride. 

  • Full pre-ride support including a dedicated supporter care team, training plans and fundraising advice.  

  • An exclusive money-can't-buy medal for completing the ride! 

  • An official RBL cycling jersey.

*Please note the single room supplement only applies to hotels. Cabins on the ferry are shared two people in a four-bed cabin. 


Route summary: 

  • Total distance over three-days is 351km (day 1: 104km, day 2: 166km, day 3: 80km). Please note these are subject to change. 

  • Pedal Normandy Beaches offers a hilly ride, with total elevation 2,600m (day 1: 1,050m, day 2: 1,000m, day 3: 550m), with rolling terrain throughout each day.  

  • This event is suitable for experienced riders as well as enthusiastic amateurs – we advise that anyone registering be able to cycle 160km (100miles) by the start of the event.  


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