– Cycle in to Paris with rolling road closures to watch the final Stage of the Tour de France 2020-
– 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. 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.
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!
“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
“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.
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.
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 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.
Sign On: You will need to Sign On for the event in person on Wednesday 15 July 2020. 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 16 July.
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.
Eurostar Tickets can be purchased at registration – Limited availability! Riders are responsible for getting themselves to Gare de Nord when booking a return Eurostar package with HotChillee. A coach will collect you from Ashford or Ebbsfleet (please see below) and bring you back to the start in Esher to collect your bicycles and car (if you chose to park at Imber Court). All bikes should be collected from Imber Court before 15:00 on Monday 20 July, however can be stored at Imber Court for £15 a day for up to 7 days. Please note, all Eurostar tickets are valid through to London St Pancras.
Sunday 19/07/2020 – 11:18 - €96.50
Paris Gare du Nord (11:18) – Ashford (12:37) Coach from Ashford (pick up at 12:45) – Imber Court (arrives 13:45)
Sunday 19/07/2020 – 21:03 - €186 Paris Gare du Nord (21:03) – Ebsfleet (22:18) Coach from Ebbsfleet (pick up at 22:30) – Imber Court (arrives 23:30)
Monday 20/07/2020 – 10:33 - €123 Paris Gare du Nord (10:33) – Ebsfleet (11:48) Coach from Ebbsfleet (pick up at 12:00) – Imber Court (arrives 13:00)
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.
Yes! We ask that all riders take out travel insurance
Our preferred insurance partners, One Pro Insurance Solutions offer flexible cover and protection for you and your cycling lifestyle. Their mix and match bike and accessories policy means you only buy the cover that you need, whether that’s for one bike or five! Choose from a selection of optional additional covers such as public liability, legal expenses or personal accident. Created by cyclists for cyclists, getting a policy is quick and easy online. Find out more here.
With over 300 members worldwide, exclusive discounts and offers from our partners and sponsors, priority access and discounts on all HotChillee events and a FREE HotChillee CC Jersey included in your membership, HotChillee CC is more than your average cycling club.
HotChillee CC have plenty of rides throughout the year to keep you motivated, both on the road and off it! You can find our calendar here, rides for the following month are usually posted two weeks in advance. HotChillee CC members have 48hr priority entry but you don't have to be a member to join the rides if you're signed up to an event.
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.
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.