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London-Paris 2011: Unique Opportunity to Ride Stage 1

by Holly Blades

In a unique opportunity for keen sportivers, for one day only the organisers of London-Paris 2011 have a few limited places available for riders who wish to ride Stage 1 only (London to Dover).

These places are available for different abilities, in Groups 1, 2 & 5. Group 1 have an average speed of 33km/h and riders must hold BC / UCI / local race license or take out temporary license on the day. Group 2 have an average speed of 29-30km/h and Group 5 average around 25km/h. 


Taking place on Thursday 23rd June 2011 (That's next week!) over 172km between London and Dover, you can see the map/profile: http://www.londres-paris.com/site/html/the_tour/2011_routeoverview_1.php

The London-Paris is the unique 3 day "Tour de France" style endurance event for amateur and cyclosportive riders. It is the "professional event for amateurs". Like a pro event it has full support, rolling road closures and covers 550 km in three days followed by a rest day in Paris. This PRO/AM event has seen stars such as double Olympic Gold James Cracknell, TdF, Giro and World Cup winner Stephen Roche, Sean Kelly Johan Museeuw and Brian Smith take part.

For entry price of £159.00 you will receive:
Car parking
Pasta Dinner at Sign On (Wed 22nd)
Breakfast at start* Seeded entry
Full Mavic services corp
Full escort
Lunch
Timing chip and number
Bus transport back to start
Bike transport back to start

It's well worth taking the day off for this unique opportunity!

Registration is now open for the duration of Wednesday 15th June. To Enter Click Here