Pedal to Paris starts in London in the grounds of the stunning Eltham Palace. We've picked out a few nearby hotels all accessible by walking, driving or via public transport. Please note, there are not facilities for vehicles to be left onsite, so we recommend getting a taxi or someone to drop you off.
Hotels within walking distance of the start line:
Hotels within driving distance of the start line:
Take a look at all our suggested hotels and their locations on our Google map.
Eltham Station and Mottingham Station are the nearest train stations to the start line at Eltham Palace. We recommend that you download the Citymapper app, or visit the TfL website, for London transport advice and routes.
Cyclists will be
staying at the Marriot Rive Gauche in Paris. For friends and family who would
like to cheer their loved ones across the finishing line, we have a limited
number of rooms available in the same hotel, you will be able to request a room
for your friends or family members, as well as a gala dinner ticket to join the
celebrations with you.
Riders will arrive at the Arc de Triomphe at 3.20pm, your supporters should aim to be there by 3pm at the latest. Once everyone has arrived, there will celebratory drinks, the medal presentation and some time for photos too!
Following the medal presentation, there will be a wreath laying ceremony which you are very welcome to attend.
The gala dinner will be held in the evening at the hotel we are staying in. There will more awards and dancing after the dinner! The dress code is smart casual.
Following the ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, you will collect your bike and cycle a short distance to meet the trucks taking your bikes back to London. You'll be given padding for wrapping your bike, before it's loaded onto the truck. Coaches will then take you to hotel, where you will be reunited with your luggage.
If you decide not to stay with us on the final night, please be aware that you will still need to make arrangements to collect your luggage from the hotel after dropping off your bike.
Cyclists will depart Paris by Eurostar at Gare du Nord on Monday 9 September at 10.30am and will arrive in London at St Pancras at 11.30am. Tickets are included in your registration fee. Additional tickets for friends and family can be bought at www.eurostar.com or on 08705 186 186. It will be possible to switch seats around the group once we have boarded so you can sit together.