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London-Paris Cycle Challenge

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 Ch√Ęteau de Gisors
  • 2pm                 Lunch Stop at Neuville-sur-Oise
  • 5pm                 Arrive Eiffel Tower

*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)