HotChillee london-paris 2019tour Information | HOTCHILLEE

HotChillee london-paris 2019
tour Information

The HotChillee LONDON-PARIS covers the epic 500km journey over 3-days, arriving in Paris on the Tour de France Finale weekend. Celebrate your 500km achievement at the finishers party on the Saturday night and then watch the Tour de France Pros race the laps of the Champs-Élysées the following day.

Why HotChillee?

We’ve got 15 years of experience under our belts, so you’ll be in safe hands from registration to the Eiffel Tower! With group riding skills sessions, monthly supported UK group rides and specialised training plans we’ll be with you every step of the way. Our unique event format of 5 fully supported seeded speed groups also means you can “Race”, “Ride”, or “Conquer!” so there’s an option to suit everyone.

Groups 1 & 2 “Race”

Groups 3 & 4 “Ride”

Group 5 “Conquer!”

Our Event Format

The HotChillee event format requires all participants to ride in supported speed groups. Riders are not permitted to ride on their own. Any participant who is not able to ride at the speed requirement of the slowest group will not be allowed to continue on the event after Day 1 and will be transferred back to the start line at the end of the Stage.

Each speed group rides as a peloton with a lead car, motorbike outriders, mechanic’s van and rolling road closures with the HotChillee Ride Captains in radio contact with the support vehicles to help ensure the safety of each group at all times. The format consists of tempo group riding with timed race sections for the faster speed groups, allowing them to race for Leader’s Jerseys or Age Category Awards each day whilst the slower speed groups focus on the endurance nature of the event in a fully supported environment. Click here for more information about the Leaders Jersey competition and Age Category Awards.

Whatever your speed group, you will be looked after like a pro-cyclist with a mechanics support van following each group carrying service wheels and service bikes so no more fixing punctures at the side of the road.

The actual speeds of the groups will be based on rider distribution, but will generally be:

Group 1: 30+ km/h
Group 2: 29 km/h
Group 3: 28 km/h
Group 4: 26-27 km/h
Group 5: 24-25 km/h

Not sure what to expect? The HotChillee Ride Captains have put together some advice, top tips and an insight into what to expect riding in the different speed groups on a HotChillee event. Visit the HotChillee Blog to read more.


“Riding The London-Paris was a fantastic experience.  Riding with top class riders such as Stephen Roche was as close as I’ll ever get to feeling like a professional cyclist.  The camaraderie was terrific.”
James Cracknell – Double Olympic Champion & Adventurer

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“The LONDON-PARIS is a truly unique cycling experience, it’s the closest you can get to be treated like a pro for 3 days with fantastic support both on and off the bike. Riding into Paris on closed roads was the big highlight for me, what an amazing buzz that was!”
Jon Sleightholme – former Rugby Union player

HotChillee LONDON-PARIS 2019 Itinerary

 

Sign On

You will need to Sign On for the event in person on one of the following dates. You will not be able to sign on on the morning of the 25th:

 

The Event

Routes and Profiles 

Click here for the 2018 routes (2019 routes to be announced) 


“Thank you HotChillee for the hard work and organisation you put in to make The LONDON-PARIS such a wonderful experience. Stuart and I wanted to do something memorable to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and you certainly provided that for us. The only problem is we enjoyed it so much we want to come back for more!”
Debbie Prentice – LONDON-PARIS Group 3 rider

The Start Location

The LONDON-PARIS start location is Imber Court, Ember Lane, East Moseley, KT8 0BT

Parking is available on the playing fields for the duration of the event.


“I was a professional footballer for 20 years and this was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done and probably the most rewarding as well. I absolutely loved it.”
John Salako – Sky Sports Football Pundit

The Tour de France 2019 Finish 

The HotChillee LONDON-PARIS 2019 arrives in Paris the day before the Tour de France finish and the iconic laps of the Champs Elysessé. You will have the option of watching the TDF arrive on the Sunday afternoon from the side of the road or you can book one of our VIP TDF finish line hospitality packages soon. Prices TBC but as a guide, last year VIP Tour de France packages started from £495. Check out our top tips for watching the Tour here.

 


Return Eurostar Available to Book now!

 

You can now book your return train journey via your LONDON-PARIS registration form. The train times available are:
Sunday 28th July
Paris – Gare du Nord 11:38 > Ashford 12:38*
Bus from Ashford to Imber Court 14:40 – £85

Sunday 28th July
Paris – Gare du Nord 21:13 > Ebbsfleet 22:18*
Bus from Ebbsfleet 22:30 to Imber Court 23:40 – £175

Monday 29th July
Paris – Gare du Nord 11:13 > Ashford 12:07*
Bus from Ashford 12:20 to Imber Court 13:50 – £100

*the final destination for all trains is London St Pancras.

Your bike repatriation is included in your event entry and bikes will be returned to Imber Court from the finish line in Paris unless you have asked us to transport your bike box to Paris for you. A shuttle bus to bring you back to the start in Esher to collect your bicycles and car if you chose to park at Imber Court is included in the train ticket price.

 



“It was a proud and emotional moment for me as we rode into Paris together.”
Geoff Thomas – Former England and Crystal Palace footballer

HotChillee LONDON-PARIS Monthly Group Rides Supported by the HotChillee Ride Captains 

All registered LONDON-PARIS riders are invited to join us for monthly supported group rides from Imber Court, Esher, Surrey to prepare for the event together. These rides are an excellent opportunity to practice riding as a peloton, meet your fellow LONDON-PARIS riders, the HotChillee Ride Captains and crew and ask any questions you may have. Check out the monthly ride calendar here.


“Another amazing experience on a bike for this ageing 40 something!  One of the best organised cycling events I have taken part in. Big thanks to Sven and his team. Resting now. Ready for the next one.  Thank you.”
Lee Dixon – English International & Arsenal Footballer

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