2014 Charity Cycle Challenge
London - Paris, 2nd - 4th May
Get involved and start fundraising for Diabetes UK!
Supporting his chosen charity of Diabetes UK, Mark Alexander, NACO President will lead a group of NACO members on the Avenue Verte and UK National Cycle Network from the Tower of London to the Eiffel Tower, Paris.
The NACO team will leave central London on Friday morning, cycling south through the South Downs en route to Brighton for Friday evening. Over the weekend the team will continue south from the port of Dieppe, through the rolling country of Normandy and on to Paris and the team's final destination, the Eiffel Tower!
If you're a keen cyclist looking to support a great cause and take on a personal challenge, why not join Mark and the team on this three day event over the May Bank Holiday?
NACO will provide a support vehicle for this event, allowing regular rest stops and support in case of emergency. As a result we can only accommodate a maximum of 12 riders on a first-come-first-served basis. If you want to join the challenge, please contact NACO and return an application form as soon as you can.
Cycle Challenge: Route Overview
Friday 2nd May: London to Brighton. 58 miles
- 8:30 am Meet at the Tower of London
- 11:30am Rest Stop at Fairdean Downs
- 2:15pm Lunch Stop Eight Bells pub, Bolney
- 5pm Arrive at Hotel, Brighton
Saturday 3rd May: Brighton to Gournay-en-Bray. 61 mile
- 6:45am Depart Brighton
- 3pm Arrive Dieppe Port
- 5:15pm Rest Stop at Neufchatel-en-Bray
- 8:15pm Arrive at Gournay-en-Bray
Sunday 4th May: Gournay-en-Bray to Paris. 62 miles
- 9am Depart Gournay-en-Bray
- 10:30am Rest Stop at Château de Gisors
- 2pm Lunch Stop at Neuville-sur-Oise
- 5pm Arrive Eiffel Tower
- TBC OPTIONS FOR RETURN JOURNEY*
*Your return journey is not included in the deposit for the Cycle Challenge. NACO can offer a number of options at an additional charge (please see Info Pack), or you can make your own arrangements (e.g. if you would like to stay on in Paris or return by air to a regional airport)