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We have made the very difficult decision to postpone this event until 2022. For our full statement please click here.

The LONDON-PARIS
by Tour de France

POSTPONED UNTIL 2022. DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

The official Tour de France experience

This is the ultimate ride for any Tour de France junkie! You’ll arrive in Paris the day before the Tour de France and ride the closed course of the Champs-Élysées under official race escort just hours before the pros. 

After a finish-line photo the weekend is topped off by access to trackside seating to watch the pros race the iconic laps and accommodation in an official Tour de France team’s hotel. 

 

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522KM

Total Distance

5181M

Total elevation

4

Num. days

ROAD

Terrain

3

Fitness*

2

Experience*

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

522KM

Total Distance

5181M

Total elevation

4

Num. days

ROAD

Terrain

3

Fitness*

2

Experience*

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

STAGE ROUTES

Henry VIII’s palace, London 2012 Olympic Road Race course, the Garden of England and the White Cliffs – could it be any more English? Well, except having dinner in France.

Motorcycle outriders? Check. Pristine tarmac? Check. Fields of poppies? Probably. Baguette? Absolutement! Bienvenue en France and a magical day of cycling.


If you got a taste of what it’s like to be a Tour de France Pro yesterday, today is the main course. There’s no more iconic finish line than the Champs Élysées and you get to cross it with your London to Paris comrades.


PRICES & PACKAGES

Individual Rider Entry

From £1750

A regular entry ticket for one rider that’s travelling solo

Hotchillee Premium Members can access a 10% Early Bird Discount. If you are a Premium Member make sure you are logged in and you will find your discount code on the Membership Benefits page.

If you are not a Premium Member, join the gang

Early Bird Entries have sold out on this event.

 

  • 4 day / 4 night event entry
  • Champs-Élysées lap under official Tour de France race escort
  • Tour de France finish line photo
  • Access to track side seating for Tour de France Pro race
  • Four nights accommodation (twin sharing – upgrades available)
  • All meals*
  • Celebration Party in Paris
  • Full Service Corps technical support
  • Medical support
  • Rolling road closures and motorbike outriders
  • Exclusive Tour de France London-Paris cycling jersey
  • Secure car parking for the duration of the event
  • Baggage forwarding
  • Bike return from finish line to the UK (if required)
  • Access to and use of digital photos and film
  • Timing chip (Group 1 only)
  • Event t-shirt
  • Event massages
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • 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 by Tour de France channel on the Hotchillee App.

 

 

What’s not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Return travel
  • Alcohol
  • *Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch and dinner

Group Entry 8 - 12

From £1700

Enter as a group of 8-12 riders and receive £50 discount per entry

  • 4 day / 4 night event entry
  • Champs-Élysées lap under official Tour de France race escort
  • Tour de France finish line photo
  • Access to track side seating for Tour de France Pro race
  • Four nights accommodation (twin sharing – upgrades available)
  • All meals*
  • Celebration Party in Paris
  • Full Service Corps technical support
  • Medical support
  • Rolling road closures and motorbike outriders
  • Exclusive Tour de France London-Paris cycling jersey
  • Secure car parking for the duration of the event
  • Baggage forwarding
  • Bike return from finish line to the UK (if required)
  • Access to and use of digital photos and film
  • Timing chip (Group 1 only)
  • Event t-shirt
  • Event massages
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • 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 by Tour de France channel on the Hotchillee App.

 

What’s not included: 

 

  • Travel insurance
  • Return travel
  • Alcohol
  • *Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch and dinner

Group Entry 13+

From £1665

Enter as a group of 13+ and receive £85 discount per entry

  • 4 day / 4 night event entry
  • Champs-Élysées lap under official Tour de France race escort
  • Tour de France finish line photo
  • Access to track side seating for Tour de France Pro race
  • Four nights accommodation (twin sharing – upgrades available)
  • All meals*
  • Celebration Party in Paris
  • Full Service Corps technical support
  • Medical support
  • Rolling road closures and motorbike outriders
  • Exclusive Tour de France London-Paris cycling jersey
  • Secure car parking for the duration of the event
  • Baggage forwarding
  • Bike return from finish line to the UK (if required)
  • Access to and use of digital photos and film
  • Timing chip (Group 1 only)
  • Event t-shirt
  • Event massages
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • 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 by Tour de France channel on the Hotchillee App.

 

What’s not included: 

 

  • Travel insurance
  • Return travel
  • Alcohol
  • *Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch and dinner

Upgrades

Don’t fancy sharing with another rider? Upgrade to your own room for the whole event.

Share with another rider in Calais and Amiens, but upgrade to your own room for 2 nights in Paris.

You’ve had your turn on the Champs Élysées, now it’s time for the pros. Watch them yards from the finish line with this exclusive VIP package which include:

  • A private Hotchillee area with terrace on the edge of the course
  • Teatime cocktail
  • Open bar champagne, wines, soft drinks and spirits
  • Buffet dinner and culinary live cooking
  • Live broadcast of the stage on screens
  • Bespoke Tour de France gift

Take out the hassle of getting home with a return Eurostar ticket and coach back to the start line where your bike (and car) will be waiting. 

ITINERARY

Hampton Court

14:00 – 17:00: The LONDON-PARIS by Tour de France Start Village is minutes from Hampton Court Palace. This is where you Sign On the day before we roll out. You will have time to meet the Hotchillee team, join the Rider Briefing and make sure you and your bike are ready for an early start the next morning.

Hampton Court to Folkestone
Distance: 175km
Elevation: 2007m

Stage 1: There’s a Channel to cross on today’s stage, so prepare for an early start. Each group will set off individually with a lead car, mechanic’s van and paramedic all in radio comms with your Hotchillee Ride Captains who will be looking after you for the next few days. Expect a few nerves on the first morning as the route takes in part of the iconic 2012 Olympic Road Race circuit and we head South East towards Kent and the Garden of England. As we roll past traditional Oast Houses don’t burn all your matches if you’re riding in Group 1 and competing in the timed race sections – it’s a solid first day to the coast. Lunch will be in a quintessential traditional country pub where sports therapists will be on hand to help with any niggles before we push on to Folkestone and you clock up your first century. Once at the finish you’ll swap your bike for your suitcase, board a mid-afternoon coach and go over (or under) the Channel to your hotel in time for a well earned traditional French dinner with your new cycling buddies.

Calais to Amiens
Distance: 164km
Elevation: 1626m

Stage 2: The morning’s stage is always fizzing with excitement at the prospect of riding on French soil, and with no Channel to cross expect a more sociable start time. Potholes vanish, the tarmac smoothens and with the french motor-outriders having the power to stop traffic entirely it’s the closest us mere mortals get to feeling like a pro cyclist. Lunch will be a stop in Frevent, and what else could be more fitting than baguettes and apple tart? The stage will finish just outside Amiens and after bag collection a coach to the hotels beckoned, giving you time to relax before dinner. A good meal, evening stroll around the cathedral and an early night are on the cards for the sensible. However, for some the socialising is known to go on late into the evening. Naming no names Sven Thiele.

Amiens to Paris
Distance: 183km
Elevation: 1548m

Stage 3: Today it’s the turn of Group 5 to set off first, waiting at lunch where all groups join and form one giant peloton. Excitement inevitably builds as the Parisian cobbles beckon so expect the peloton to start to fizz as we reach the outskirts of the city and cross the Seine for the first time. The only other cycling event our size to close roads in Paris this weekend is the Tour de France so goosebumps are inevitable. Whether you’re a racing snake in Group 1 or a newbie in Group 5 you’ll cross the closed Arc de Triomphe and roll towards the Eiffel Tower with a lump in your throat – we (almost) guarantee it! Friends and family welcome riders at the finish, medals will be handed out, bikes are stored and inevitably the hotel bar will be busy. After a well earned meal the celebration party will get into full swing, the jersey presentation concluded and one too many beers drunk. Perfect preparation for tomorrow’s Tour de France finale!

Paris

A new addition to the event, Day 4 is the icing on the cake for any Tour de France junkie! After a leisurely breakfast we roll in small groups from the hotel to the Champs-Élysées. We’ll have an allocated slot to race (or ride) a Boucle of the closed course under official Tour de France race escort followed by a finish line photo. Don’t forget to wear your official The LONDON-PARIS by Tour de France jersey (and to turn your Strava on!). From here it’s a short ride back to the hotel where your bikes are loaded on the DHL lorries and transported back to the UK (unless otherwise arranged). A quick change of clothes and it’s back to the course where you can watch the pro’s do it for real! There’s access to trackside seating for all riders, with those selecting to upgrade to VIP finish line packages enjoying a free flowing bar and buffet dinner.

ACCOMMODATION

Calais

3* and 4* hotels have been selected on the first night. The entry price includes sharing a twin room and we ask at registration if there’s someone you want to share with. If there’s not we’ll room you with someone in your anticipated speed group where possible. 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 will always aim to room you together in the same hotel.

AMIENS

Again the event is split across multiple hotels, all a minimum of 3*. An early evening stroll around the ancient cathedral is possible from all hotels and the perfect way to relax after a tough day in the saddle.

PARIS

Once in Paris all riders stay in the same hotel for the final two nights and it’s 4* all the way! It’s also one of the official Tour de France team hotels so expect to see some cycling royalty over breakfast. If you are riding as part of a group we will always aim to room you together in the same hotel.

QUOTES

“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
“LONDON-PARIS is such a wonderful experience. 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.”
Magnus Backstedt
Paris Roubaix Winner
“The LONDON-PARIS is an event like no other.”
Tanya Slater
2011 Pink Jersey winner
“One of the best organised cycling events I have taken part in.”
Lee Dixon
England international and Arsenal footballer

FAQ

  • 4 day / 4 night event entry
  • Champs-Élysées lap under official Tour de France race escort
  • Tour de France finish line photo
  • Access to track side seating for Tour de France Pro race
  • Four nights accommodation (twin sharing – upgrades available)
  • Meals*
  • Celebration Party in Paris
  • Full Service Corps technical support
  • Medical support
  • Rolling road closures and motorbike outriders
  • Exclusive Tour de France London-Paris cycling jersey
  • Secure car parking for the duration of the event
  • Baggage forwarding
  • Bike return from finish line to the UK (if required)
  • Access to and use of digital photos and film
  • Timing chip (Group 1 only)
  • Event t-shirt
  • Event massages
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • 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 by Tour de France channel on the Hotchillee App.

Yes. Additional purchases will be available on registration:

  • Return Eurostar tickets
  • Single room supplement
  • VIP Tour de France Hospitality
  • Non-riding partner upgrades in Paris

The event is restricted to roadworthy road bicycles or E-Bikes only. If you are in any doubt then contact the organisers whose decision is final. 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.

You must be 18 years or older on 15th July 2021.

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

No, you will ride in a fully supported peloton with a lead car and motorbike outriders leading the way.

All 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.

The format consists of tempo group riding with timed race sections for Group 1, where participants compete for Leader’s Jerseys. The other speed groups focus on completing the event in a fun and fully supported environment.

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 5: 23 – 24 km/h



You will need to Sign On for the event in person on Wednesday 14 July 2021. 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 15 July.

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 not included as many of our riders are international and not returning to the UK. You will be able to book return Eurostar and coach packages soon which drop you back at the start line where your bike will be waiting.

Yes! Our friends at sigma sports have bicycles available to hire for the HotChillee LONDON-PARIS. Please contact community@sigmasports.com for more information.

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 2022. If you have not used the credit by the expiry date, you’ll receive a refund equal to the original booking amount.

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 info@hotchillee.com

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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