We offer a range of cycling challenge trips usually held over 5 days see below for more details.
YORK 2 PARIS From under the shadow of York Minster to the looming presence of the Eiffel Tower this 5 days of cycling will be an unforgettable experience. Setting out from under the beautiful south facade of York Minister cyclists will experience the gentle undulations and stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds before an overnight ferry to the historic Belgium city of Bruges. From here we hit the flatlands of northern France, experiencing one of the most iconic climbs of the Tour of Flanders as well as having a go on the bone crunching cobbles of the Paris-Roubaix cycle race, one of the toughest in the world dubbed 'The Hell of the North'. Other highlights will include the Great War cemeteries of the Pas de Calais region and shaded forests of the national parks north of Paris, before we make our final approach to the French capital, riding up the legendary Champs Elysees before finishing in front of the Eiffel Tower.
INTERESTED? We plan to have a maximum of 15 riders per trip. This will allow us to keep a close control on the group and mean that everyone will get to know each other much better. Each ride will be led by a number of experienced ride leaders and will feature mechanical and logistical support.
PACKAGE The cost of the trip is £TBC This includes:
Accommodation for 5 nights (based on 2 people sharing a twin room)*
Ferry travel Hull-Zeebrugge
All food (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner and breaks). See below for more info.
Experienced guide riders
Full mechanical and breakdown support
Baggage transfer throughout the trip
Full pre-trip advice
Return travel (via Eurostar) from Paris to York including bike transfer
*Single room supplement is available for an additional fee (£TBC)
Personal travel insurance
Personal drinks e.g. alcohol, soft drinks
Major repairs/parts to bike or any damage to bike
For further details please contact Craig Boddice: firstname.lastname@example.org 07957026262
Dates 2019 - TBC
FEEDBACK FROM 2017 "A huge ‘thank you’ for organising such an adventure for us. Now that I’m home and well rested, I feel I’ve accomplished a considerable feat. I’m very grateful and appreciate all the hard work each of you put into our trip. I loved it. I loved meeting and cycling with new friends too – thank you." Liz Nicholls (September) "Thanks for a thoroughly entertaining well organised trip. A great group of people that have helped create some fantastic memories." Richard Gilliard (September)
"Thanks very much for a fabulous week. It far exceeded our expectations and was both a challenge and a great week’s holiday. We couldn’t fault the organisation and the guidance during the ride was excellent. We’d certainly be up for any future routes you do." Julian Mason (June)
"Firstly I must simply say ‘thank you’. I so enjoyed the trip, very much a treasured experience thanks due to all your hard work. From the overall experience down to the smallest details, all was obviously planned with great care and success." Patricia Watson (June)
“Craig and Phil looked after us very well on their first York 2 Paris ride. We found them to be very professional and attentive. I would recommend them as a team. Well done and many thanks from the York Pedallers.” David Mooney
“Craig, Phil, that was a fabulous ride, thank you. Your forethought and ability to let us all just get on with enjoying the cycling, while you sorted everything that is normally a hassle on holiday, was excellent.” Rex Parry (May)
“As I said in my thank you text to you both yesterday, we all thought you were brilliant, on both the macro & micro level and The Committee will be pleased to give you glowing references when appropriate.” Mike Nicholas (May)
“Great trip and great organisation, and particularly good for me not to have to put up with them whinging about rooms, breakfast, etc etc.” Tim Wilson (May)