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Hospice Team 100 - London-Paris Cycle

15/09/2014 - Ipswich - Charity Ride

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Each cyclist is asked to pay a £99 deposit, and pledge to raise a minimum of £1,850 in sponsorship - enough to fund a Hospice nurse for two months.

We pledge to support all participants throughout the year with fundraising and training tips, opportunities to meet fellow team members and share ideas.


Day One - Ipswich to London

The team will meet at St Elizabeth Hospice for a fond farewell before boarding a coach to London where we spend the evening at our overnight hostel. Enjoy our evening meal and get some rest before a bright and early start the next day.

Day Two - London to Calais

The ride begins from Crystal Palace, heading south en route to the coast. The long journey will take you through rural Kent, the garden of England. The path winds through traditional British countryside, along the North Downs Way before reaching the white cliffs of Dover. The ferry will take the team across to Calais and the first night's resting place.

Day Three - Calais to Abbeville

La belle France! Cycle through Desvres, a market town known for its ceramics and continue with the windy roads along the valley of the Canche River. The Artois region is amazing with the Spanish influenced town of Hesdin and its tremendous architecture and close proximity to the battle of Agincourt. You will spend the night in Abbeville, a town steeped in history from the war. Despite being almost destroyed in just one night, it has managed to retain its beautiful gothic church.

Day Four - Abbeville to Beauvais
The route this morning follows the Somme out of Abbeville. After lunch you can enjoy the countryside, with fewer undulations than previous days. The day finishes in Beauvais where the market square, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, is a true highlight. Several of the houses close to the Cathedral date back from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries.

Day Five - Beauvais to Paris
Your final day of cycling and the big push to Paris!

 After lunch you will near the outskirts of Paris and start to spot the familiar sights of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine. The team will rendezvous in a park just north of Paris before joining together to cycle the last miles along some of the famous boulevards. The finish point can be seen for miles above the Paris skyline and on arrival the celebration can begin!

Day Six - Paris to London

The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life, explore the city, and visit the landmarks that only yesterday you were cycling by.

For more information, or to request a registration pack, please visit our website, email or call our fundraising team on 01473 723600.

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HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 St Elizabeth Hospice
Address Line 2 565 Foxhall Road
Town Ipswich
County Suffolk
Postcode IP3 8LX
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Organiser Details
Name St Elizabeth Hospice
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County Suffolk

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