Bluelight Cycling Club London2Paris
London to Paris – 17th June to 21st June – Maximum of 60 Bluelight Members – Please enter via the ballot Form. Ballot will close 31st March so we can confirm names.
Non refundable Deposits of £100 to confirm your place will be requested for 10th April.
Bank account for deposits and payments – Please reference London to Paris
Bluelight Cycling Club CIC
S/C – 608371
A/C – 01002880
A very tough day riding with some very tricky climbs. Stansted Hill provides an early test and Charing Hill will be an unwanted test for tiring legs later in the ride.
A largely flat day through Rural northern France. The flatlands are punctuated by a beautiful climb up to the picturesque Cassel and its cobbled town square. Before descending into Lens, we have a lovely climb up to the Vimy Ridge, which is both a beautiful and sombre spot commemorating lives lost during WW1 by the Canadian military.
The route takes us through fields that saw some of the most intense fighting during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. There are a number of reminders of the lives lost as we ride past cemeteries and memorials, but you will also be struck by the beauty of the region and its comparative peace of this rural landscape.
Today we head to Paris and the last 40km are littered with sightings of our final destination as we navigate the Parisian suburbs. However, before that we have some wonderful cycling through the Forest of Compiegne, which is famous for the signing of the armistice ending WW1 and the submission of the French to Nazi Germany in WW2. There is no other way to finish a trip to Paris, other than cycling up the Champs Elysee and then onto the Eiffel Tower for a few photo opportunities and a glass of something bubbly!