The BIG ride to Paris



Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls. Following the very successful Tour of Normandy ride we have decided to head to Paris in 2020.

Therefore, ALL club members are welcome to join us but don’t spend a lot of
time thinking about it as we must get the accommodation booked and due to
the route’s popularity, it is already filling up.

The route will be fully supported with road crew (which means you don’t have
to carry anything!) with refueling stops every 20 miles and a cracking lunch at
about halfway.

The route is advertised as self-guided with downloadable routes being made available, although inevitably groups will form. This route takes in both Avenue Verte routes, going down to Paris on the Western route and coming back via the Eastern route. This route is mainly quiet roads or cycle paths with a few sections of gravel where it is the best option, and a few unavoidable short busy sections. Please note that the only time restriction is on the final day when riders will need to get to Dieppe by about 16.30pm. it is therefore advisable that riders adapt their bikes to ride at an average of about 12mph….or get up early!

Proposed Itinerary (May vary by a week depending on accommodation availability)

Date and Overnight accommodation

Thurs 18th June 17.30 Ferry Dieppe

Fri 19th June Cycle 71 miles 2516ft Avenue Verte (W) Gissors

Sat 20th June Cycle 67miles 2644ft Avenue Verte (W) Eiffel Tower

Sun 21st June Rest Day to do what you want Paris

Mon 22nd June Cycle 87 miles 3500ft Avenue Verte (E) Beauvais

Tues 23rd June Cycle 70 miles 2090ft Avenue Verte (E+W) Dieppe 18.00 Ferry Home

Approximate cost £270 per rider

What’s included?
Accommodation, Ferry, Lunch and refuelling, shared road crew costs.

Joining Instructions:
Pay a £50 deposit per person to (Lloyds TSB Bank Plc – Account Number: 22902360 – Sort Code: 30 – 65 – 37) using
the following reference:
BIG (followed by your membership number)
Eg BIG19

Availability will depend on the amount of rooms we can reserve (particularly in
Gisors) and in the event that we are oversubscribed the event will be on a first
come first served basis. Where possible. accommodation will be in twin rooms
or doubles although this may not be possible in Gisors.

General inquiries to Kirstie Forcey through the events contact tab

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