– 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
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: 29 km/h Group 3: 28 km/h Group 4: 26-27 km/h Group 5: 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 – 5
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.
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.
The Event: Thursday 16 July 2020: Stage 1, London – Calais Friday 17 July 2020: Stage 2, Calais – Amiens Saturday 18 July 2020: Stage 3, Amiens – Paris Sunday 19 July 2020: Tour de France finish in Paris
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
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 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 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.
Contest for a leader's jersey or category award.
Enjoy the fully supported experience with less of an emphasis on racing.
Focus on completing the course in a fully supported environment.