MK to Paris Cycle Challenge September 2024

From 12 – 16 September 2024, Willen Hospice’s cycling challenge will take you from the hospice itself in Milton Keynes to the Eiffel Tower in Paris – a total of 270 miles and 8000ft of climbing over 4 days.

Challenge details

On day one we’ll leave from the Hospice and work our way through the Chiltern Hills and picturesque Berkshire countryside to Farnborough. After an overnight here we’ll continue our journey to Newhaven, where we’ll catch the ferry across to Dieppe, before spending two days edging our way ever closer to the iconic Eiffel Tower and a victory dance!

You’ll have the opportunity to experience magnificent English countryside and picturesque French rural landscapes, all from your saddles! The route comprises a mixture of on-road and traffic-free sections, running primarily on quieter rural roads, with some busier sections as we arrive in to Paris. The terrain throughout the challenge is relatively flat with some rolling hills that make the ride challenging but very much accessible to everyone!

You’ll be well supported on your cycling challenge, and the Mellow Jersey team have put together a comprehensive package to include the following...

  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Milton Keynes to Farnborough (75 miles, 2,000ft climbing)

    Day 2 – Farnborough to Dieppe, including ferry crossing from Newhaven (66 miles, 2200ft climbing)

    Day 3 – Dieppe to Beauvais (70 miles, 2,000ft climbing)

    Day 4 – Beauvais to Paris (59 miles, 2,800ft climbing)

    Day 5 – Return travel from Paris at leisure*

    *Route subject to change based on availability of hotel accommodation and route recce

  • What's included?

    You’ll be well supported on your cycling challenge, and the Mellow Jersey team put together a comprehensive package to include the following:

    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Ferry crossing Newhaven to Dieppe
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    • Refreshment stops on riding days
    • Vehicle and ride support
    • Luggage transfer
    • GPX files for route guidance
    • Return bike transfer to Milton Keynes
  • What's excluded?

    Package excludes return travel from Paris; Drinks with lunches and dinners, Sports nutrition, Extras in hotels; Travel insurance.

Costs and fundraising

Self funded:
£945 per person (£200 non-refundable registration fee, with balance payment of £745 paid directly to Mellow Jersey due 60 days prior to departure).
Minimum fundraising ask for Willen of £1,000 (total is £1,945).

Flex option:
£945 per person (£200 non-refundable registration fee and £745 to be achieved on fundraising page 75 days prior to the challenge. Minimum fundraising ask for Willen of £1,000 on top of challenge costs i.e. total of £1,945)

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