Collage of Hotchillee Riders in front of the Eiffel Tower, with the text - 20 years of memories - one more time

LONDON-PARIS

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

13 - 16 JUNE 2024
*** EVENT FULL***

GENERAL ENTRIES FOR 2024 ARE SOLD OUT. JOIN THE WAITLIST, OR CONTACT ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RIDING FOR OUR OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER.

 

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

Our 20th anniversary LONDON-PARIS will be a celebration of everything we’ve achieved in the past two decades, and your last chance to ride Hotchillee’s flagship event in its current format with closed roads… One More Time!

AT A GLANCE

    • Rolling road closures (France) and traffic calming measures (UK) along entire route
    • A fully supported group riding experience
    • 160km+ a day over 3 days
    • 350 riders over 5 ability groups from experienced to beginner
    • Lead car, motorbike escort, mechanical, medical and sports therapist support
    • 100+ event crew with 19 years experience
    • 3* and 4* hotels
 

Price from

£1950

520KM

Distance

Fully
Supported

3

Days in saddle

3

Nights included

3

Fitness*

2

Experience*

*This is based on 1 being a beginner and 5 being an expert.

520KM

Distance

Fully supported

3

Days in the saddle

3

Nights included

3

Fitness*

2

Experience*

*This is based on 1 being a beginner and 5 being an expert.

SPEAK TO OUR TEAM

If you have any questions or just need some advice why not book a call with one of our team members.

GRAVEL OPTION

COMING SEPTEMBER 2024

Don’t worry, Gravel Riders, our LONDON-PARIS Gravel Adventure will be taking place from 19-22 September 2024. 

For the first time you’ll have the opportunity to ride BOTH Road and Gravel LONDON-PARIS events in 2024. 

More information here.

THE HOTCHILLEE DIFFERENCE

You ride your bike, we take care of the rest. 

On the bike, our lead car and outriders zoom ahead of the peloton, closing junctions to traffic so you can keep up your momentum. Cruising behind the Hotchillee Ride Captains, you’ll fit right in to a group of riders that match your pace. 

We want you to have a stress free experience, so we take care of your luggage, provide mechanical support, medics on hand and even a sports therapist to help you recover; you’ll be treated like a pro rider without any pressure to perform like one! 

When we get to Paris, we let our hair down and celebrate what we have achieved together. The next day, you can enjoy a comfortable Eurostar train ride back to the UK where your bike will be waiting for you to collect.

ITINERARY

Sign On takes place at Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, Hampton Court, KT8 0BT. Accomodation is not included on the Wednesday night.

14:00 – 16:45: Sign on

16:45 – 17:30: Rider briefing


FYI: accommodation is not included on Wednesday evening. Booking.com is your friend.

Prepare for a sunrise start as we depart Hampton Court for the coast.

With a channel crossing in the evening, it’s full steam ahead as we tackle part of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race route, then roll through quintessential English countryside to the sea. 

Wake up to a continental hotel breakfast before you hit the road for your first day riding in France. 

With no ferries to catch there’s less pressure on the timings today, but with a days riding already in your legs it’s still a tough day in the saddle.

The morning may feel long, but as the excitement builds there’s no more iconic finish line than the foot of the Eiffel Tower where you’ll celebrate with your new LONDON-PARIS buddies.

Enjoy some well-earned post-ride celebrations before hitting the hay in 4* Parisienne hotel.

A leisurely breakfast before making your way to Gare du Nord to head home on the Eurostar, with a coach transfer to Imber Court where your bike will be waiting for you to collect.

If you are leaving us in Paris we can transport your bike box to Paris for you instead if required.

Bike transportation options are offered on an optional free of charge basis.

route

Provisional routes for now! We’ll confirm closer to the event.

PRICES

SOLD OUT

Hotchillee Premium Members can enjoy a whopping £200 discount on the LONDON-PARIS 2024.

This discount can only be applied on the first 100 entries so now’s your chance!

INDIVIDUAL ENTRY - ROAD

From £1950

  • 3 days in the saddle
  • 3 nights accommodation (twin sharing – upgrades available)
  • Eurostar return package
  • All meals*
  • Celebrations in Paris
  • Full Service Corps technical support
  • Medical support
  • Rolling road closures and motorbike outriders
  • Secure car parking for the duration of the event
  • Baggage forwarding
  • Access to and use of digital photos and film
  • Event t-shirt
  • Commemorative 20 year cycling jersey
  • Sports massages
  • Water and snacks on road
  • Musette
  • Monthly supported group rides from registration to the event (COVID-19/ British Cycling guidelines dependent)
  • Free membership of Hotchillee with access to the LONDON-PARIS group on the Hotchillee App.

  

What’s not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Dinner on Saturday evening

GROUP ENTRY

If you are a group of 4 or more please email [email protected] so we can arrange a group registration code for you.

Tullett - LONDON-PARIS teams

CHARITY PARTNER

CLOSED ROADS & OPEN HEARTS

For 2024, we’re delighted to team up with Action Medical Research who are on a mission to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures. 

Sign up on one of their places, or help fundraise for them. Find out more about their work here.

Hotels

Thursday and friday

3* and 4* hotels have been selected on the first and second nights. The entry price includes sharing a twin room and we ask pre-event if there’s someone you want to share with. The event is split across multiple hotels with dinner served in your hotel restaurant, or a short walk away. If you are riding as part of a group we will always aim to room you together in the same hotel.

saturday

Once in Paris all riders stay in the same hotel for the final night and it’s 4* all the way! 

MEDIA

“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 bomb for Tour De France junkies born without the correct genes.”
Tim Brink
Editor Ride Magazine, South Africa
“One of the best organised cycling events I have taken part in.”
Lee Dixon
England international and Arsenal footballer
“I have ridden two London-Paris events now and this year was better than ever.”
Magnus Backstedt
Paris Roubaix Winner

2022 was a huge success

Let's prepare together

Hotchillee App

From the point you register chat directly with fellow participants, the Hotchillee team, and industry experts on dedicated event groups on the Hotchillee companion app.

Faq

Your passport must be:
 
  • issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For other foreign travel advice see the GOV website

Participants are responsible for ensuring that they are familiar and compliant with both UK and French travel entry requirements. These are constantly changing so please ensure you are up to date at the time of travel.

Yes. Additional purchases will be available later this year:

  • Single room supplement
  • Non-riding partner upgrades in Paris

Yes, you can pay in full or with a £1000 deposit followed by monthly instalments.

The Road event is restricted to roadworthy road bicycles or E-Bikes only. The ride takes place on tarred or cobbled roads. 

Note that no bicycle is permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, and cow bars.

While you’re travelling to France after stage one, we will transport and store your bike overnight. It will be available for you to collect on the morning of stage two.

This service is optional and is offered free of charge.

While you’re travelling back to the UK after the event, we will transport and store your bike. It will be available for you to collect at Imber Court when you arrive there after the event.

This service is optional and is offered free of charge.

You must be 18 years or older on 12th June 2024.

If you are in doubt as to your fitness then we recommend you have a medical check-up before registering.

For the Road event no, you will ride in a fully supported peloton with a Hotchillee ride captains, lead car and motorbike outriders leading the way.

All Road participants ride in supported speed groups. Riders are not permitted to ride on their own.

Each 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.

 

Road

Group 1: 29- 30 km/h 

Group 2: 27 – 28 km/h 

Group 3: 26 -27 km/h

Group 4: 24 -25 km/h

Group 5: 22 -23 km/h

You will need to Sign On for the event in person on Wednesday 12 June 2024. Sign On at Imber Court Sports Club, Hampton Court, KT8 0BT between 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 13 June.

The start is from Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 0BT

We recommend finding a hotel in or close to Esher. With an early start the next morning for Stage 1, you’ll get a bit more of a lie in! To find a local hotel on Booking.com click here.

Bikes will be returned to Imber Court from Paris unless you have asked us to transport your bike box to Paris for you.

Your return travel is included. Late morning Eurostar on Sunday from Paris to St Pancras, then coach which gets you back to the start line where your bike will be waiting. N.B: You will need to get yourself to the Gare du Nord.

Yes, if you need any supporting letters for your Visa application please email the request to [email protected]

If Hotchillee cancels the event for any reason not listed in the conditions of sale, your entry fee is fully refundable.
If the event is postponed due to COVID-19, your entry will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you can’t make the new dates, you’ll receive a credit to use against any other Hotchillee multi-day event. The credit expires on 1 July 2025. 

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 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: 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
  • If you are not able to travel due to COVID-19 click here for our COVID-19 Guarantee 

To cancel your entry, please contact [email protected]

If you are not able to travel due to COVID-19 click here for our COVID-19 Guarantee.

SPEAK TO OUR TEAM

If you have any questions or just need some advice why not book a call with one of our team members.

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