London to Paris Cycle Ride 2021 | Fully Supported Cycle Tour | HotChillee

HotChillee
London-Paris

15 - 18 July 2021

ENTRIES OPEN 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

 


 

Cycle 500km from London to Paris in 3-days

Cycle in to Paris with rolling road closures to watch the final Stage of the Tour de France 2021 

Fully supported group riding with lead cars, motorbike outriders and rolling road closures 

Monthly supported group rides from registration to event 

The HotChillee LONDON-PARIS is an epic 500km cycling tour, taking place over 3-days, arriving in Paris on the Tour de France Finale weekend.

We’ve got 16 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 group rides and specialised training plans we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Our unique event format of fully supported seeded speed groups means there’s an option to suit everyone from seasoned riders to those taking on the challenge of a lifetime.

 

“Riding into Paris under motorbike escort, over the cobbles and past the Arc de Triomphe is a unique experience that you will remember forever.”
Trevor Gornall, Editor Conquista Magazine 

 

“The HotChillee LONDON-PARIS is the bomb for Tour De France junkies born without the correct genes.”
Tim Brink, Editor Ride Magazine, South Africa 

 

See more testimonials & video coverage of previous events here.

 

 

Entry costs to be confirmed.

ENTRIES OPEN SOON

  • Monthly supported group rides from registration to the event
  • 3 nights accommodation (minimum 3*, twin sharing with another rider)
  • All meals (excluding dinner on Saturday night)
  • Celebration Party in Paris
  • Secure car parking for the duration of the event
  • Baggage forwarding
  • Bike return from finish line to the UK (if required)
  • Full Service Corps technical support
  • Medical support
  • Rolling road closures and motorbike outriders
  • Access to and use of digital photos and film
  • Timing chip (Group 1 only)
  • Event T-shirt
  • Event massages
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • Musette
  • 6 months free HotChillee CC membership (for non-members)

Not Included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Return travel
  • Alcohol

Additional Purchases - available to book at registration:

  • Eurostar tickets -see return travel and bike repatriation below
  • Sunday night accommodation in Paris (double or twin room)
  • Single room supplement

The HotChillee event format requires all participants to ride in supported speed groups. Riders are not permitted to ride on their own.

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 Group 1, allowing our racing group participants to compete for Leader’s Jerseys, whilst the rest of the speed groups focus on completing the event in a fun and fully supported environment. The actual speeds of the groups will be based on rider distribution, but will generally be:

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

Group 1 (Racing)

Male and female participants will both race in group 1, however there will be separate male and female jersey competitions within the group. Registrations for this group will be limited to 40 riders and available on a first come first served basis.

Groups 2 – 4

Riders in these groups will not be timed. Instead the focus will be on the group camaraderie and endurance nature of the event. Daily prizes will be issued for riders in each group. Each day the HotChillee Ride Captains will select one female and one male rider from their group who has stood out. It will not be based on their athletic performance, but on their contribution to group moral, support shown to other riders, or generally making the day more awesome.

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.

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.

The 2021 route will be announced shortly.

The route is not technical and there is not a huge amount of climbing but the days are quite long so you will need a good level of fitness. To get an idea of what you're in for you can see the 2019 route here. If you are in doubt as to your fitness then we recommend you have a medical check-up before registering.

Yes! There are many benefits from entering a multi-day cycling experience for your company and its employees. whether it’s as part of a reward scheme, health and wellbeing programme, team bonding experience or an opportunity to host clients we can put together a bespoke package for you. Previous LONDON-PARIS participants include corporate decision makers from a variety of industries including banking, technology, finance, law and media.

For corporate enquiries please email [email protected]

We’ve got 16 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 fully supported seeded speed groups means there’s an option to suit everyone.

“The HotChillee LONDON-PARIS is the bomb for Tour De France junkies born without the correct genes.”
Tim Brink, Editor
Ride Magazine, South Africa 

“I don’t think it matters who you are or what you’ve achieved on a bike, riding into Paris under motorbike escort, over the cobbles and past the Arc de Triomphe is a unique experience that you will remember forever.”
Trevor Gornall, Editor
Conquista Magazine 

“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
Group 3 rider

“I have ridden two London-Paris events now and this year was better than ever. We had a strong presence of UK Youth Jersey’s, with riders in all groups – myself and Greg Mansell winning leaders jersey’s in Group 1, Nigel Mansell riding with Freddy Johansson in Group 3 and Charlotte Hill, CEO of UK Youth in Group 4, plus many more riding and raising funds for the charity.”
Magnus Backstedt
Paris Roubaix Winner

“Winning the pink jersey for the 2nd time at The LONDON-PARIS 2011 was very special. Pink is not normally my colour, but I am growing to like it, and hope to defend my title. The LONDON-PARIS is an event like no other.”
Tanya Slater
2011 Pink Jersey Winner

“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

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

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

“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 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

“The LONDON-PARIS is right to describe itself as THE professional event for amateurs, it is so well organised. It is probably the closest most riders will ever get to a professional event with lead cars, motorcycle outriders and rolling road closures. But above all, I think most riders value the camaraderie and the unique experience of cycling in a peloton around the Arc de Triomphe. It is literally unrepeatable.”
Terry Smith
Chief Executive Tullet Prebon

How do I train for the event? HotChillee CC have plenty of rides throughout the year to keep you motivated, both on tarmac and in the virtual road! As lockdown restrictions ease we will be gradually introducing group rides and will keep you updated with our plans. Registered riders will be invited to join the HotChillee Community Platform where all this information will be at your fingertips.

Our coaching partners Njinga Cycling also offer all HotChillee events participants a 5% discount on all of their services including indoor classes, benchmark testing, pedal technique coaching, off bike conditioning and more! Find out more here or contact [email protected] for more information.

Where do I Sign On? You will need to Sign On for the event in person on Wednesday 21 July 2021. Sign On at Imber Court Sports Club. 14:00-17:00. Rider briefing will take place at 17:00. You will not be able to sign on on the morning of the 22 July.

How do I get back to the start line after the event? Your bike repatriation from Paris to the start line is included in your event entry. 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. Your return travel is not included as many of our riders are international and not returning to the UK. Later this year you will be able to book return Eurostar and coach packages which drop you back at the start line where your bike will be waiting.

Do I need insurance? Yes! We ask that all riders take out travel insurance.

Can I hire a bike? Yes! Our friends at Sigma Sports have bicycles available to hire for the HotChillee LONDON-PARIS. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

What happens if I need to cancel my entry?

If for any reason you need to cancel your entry there are several options available: 

1. You are able to nominate a substitute rider for your entry (up to business 30 days before the event start date).

2. You may defer your entry as a credit towards another HotChillee event in the same or following calendar year (up to 12 weeks before the event start date).

3. You are entitled to the following refund on your entry:

  • 17 Weeks + before the Event start date: Refund: 66% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • 13-16 weeks before the Event start date: 33% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • 0-12 weeks before the Event start date: 0% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades

For full terms and conditions regarding the above, see our conditions of sale

click here for event rules and regulations

To cancel your entry, please contact [email protected].

 

Official Charity Partner

This year we’re excited to be joined by our official charity partners – The Little Princess Trust! Find out more about the Little Princess Trust and how you can fundraise for them here.

LONDON-PARIS Little Princess Trust

tour info

Itinerary
  • Wednesday 14 July (PM)

    Sign On at Imber Court, Esher.

  • Thursday 15 July

    Stage 1: London - Calais

  • Friday 16 July

    Stage 2: Calais - Amiens

  • Saturday 17 July

    Stage 3: Amiens - Paris!

  • Sunday 18 July

    Tour de France 2021 Finish

Choose how you ride
Race

Contest for a leader's jersey or category award.

Ride

Enjoy the fully supported experience with less of an emphasis on racing.

Conquer!

Focus on completing the course in a fully supported environment.

2020 official partners
ride captain sponsors
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