london-paris 2017
tour Information

Entry Includes

Itinerary

Routes and Profiles (click below)

Sign On

Saturday 15 July: 11:00 – 16:00 – Sigma Sport Store*

Sunday 16 July: 11:00 – 16:00 – Sigma Sport Store*

Monday 17 July: 11:00 – 17:00 – Sigma Sport Store*

Tuesday 18 July: 11:00 – 20:00 (late night opening with Q&A for new riders at 19:00) – Sigma Sport Store*

Wednesday 19 July: 12:00 – 18:00 (Mechanics/bag and bike box drop available) Sigma Sport Collection Point**

 

*Sigma Sport Store: St Johns Place, 37-43 High Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 4DA. There is a limited number of spaces available behind the Sigma Sport Store, however on busy days this car park can become full very quickly. There are meter bays along Bushy Park Road and around the store. Charges are payable between 08:30- 18:30. There also are two car parks (Bennett Close and Old Bridge Street) only 2 mins from the store and more parking available in Kingston Town Centre. Click here to find the easiest car parking option for you.

**Sigma Sport Collection Point: Sigma Sport Ltd, Unit D5, Sandown Industrial Park, Mill Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8BL. On Wednesday we are moving Sign On to the Sigma Sport Collection Point in Esher which is round the corner from the LONDON-PARIS 2017 start line the following day. Here you will be able to collect your Rider Pack, ask the HotChillee Ride Captains and crew any questions and have your bike checked by our experienced mechanics. There will also be sports therapists, our partners and sponsors, Sigma Sport staff and the opportunity to buy any last minute items as well as the DHL lorries for riders wishing to drop any bike boxes/bikes/luggage. This will all be transported for you to the start the following day. Parking available all day.

***ORDER ANY ITEMS FROM SIGMA SPORT AND THEY WILL BE READY FOR YOU TO COLLECT AT SIGN ON! CLICK HERE TO RESERVE AND COLLECT****

 

New Rider Welcome and Q&A 

At 19:00 on Tuesday 18 July there will be an event Q&A at the Sigma Sport Store. This will be an opportunity to ask any questions and meet some of the Ride Captains, event veterans, HotChillee crew, sponsors and partners. Can’t make this? Fear not! Ride Captains and experienced HotChillee crew will be available throughout Sign On week to answer any questions you have.

Start venue

Imber Court Sports Club:
Imber Court, Ember Lane, East Moseley, KT8 0BT* (entrance via back gate / on map as CrossFit 2012). Parking available for the duration of the event on Wednesday at 15:00 to 18:00 and morning of the Grand Depart. All cars must be picked up no later than Monday 24th July at 16:00. Anyone wishing to leave their cars longer than this email ashleigh@hotchillee.com and make yourself known to crew on arrival.

Stage 1 start times

Group 5: 05:15
Group 4: 05:45
Group 3: 06:30
Group 2: 07:00
Group 1: 07:15

Riders will be required to arrive at the start 45 mins before their allocated start time.

Event format

There will be five groups based on both ability and experience. The actual speeds of the groups will be based on rider distribution, but will generally be as listed below:

Group 1: 30+ km/h

Group 2: 28-29 km/h

Group 3: 26-27 km/h

Group 4: 24-25 km/h

Group 5: 22-23 km/h

Each group will have approximately 50 cyclists and ride as a peleton. They are each supported by their own lead car, motorbike outriders (which protect the cyclists and manage the traffic in the UK and close the roads completely in France), mechanics van and medical support. Each group is also looked after by the HotChillee Ride Captains who motivate during the ride, provide assistance for the smooth running of the event, such as but not limited to, directions, peloton etiquette, drink breaks and advice.  

Each stage consists of flagged race sections with social group riding in-between. The format allows for ample racing in the race groups (Groups 1 – 2) and with the “Social” level groups more focused on completing the endurance nature of the event (Groups 3 – 5).

The flagged race sections cover sprinting, climbing and general classification (GC). 

Jersey Competition and Age Category Awards

The LONDON-PARIS 2017 is a multi stage endurance road cycling event consisting of flagged race sections with tempo riding between. The format allows for ample racing in the “Race” level groups, social tempo riding and interaction between the flagged sections with the “Ride” level groups more focused on completing the endurance nature of the event. The flagged race sections cover sprinting, climbing and over all time (general classification). Click here for further information about the competition.

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