Frequently Asked Questions

Is the trip for me?

Definitely! This trip is a fantastic challenge for anyone wanting to do something amazing for a great cause! There will be lots of like minded people taking part, all looking for the challenge of a lifetime and of course to meet new friends. Some people come with friends or family but most people come on their own so what are you waiting for? Sign up today for a fantastic experience and the opportunity to make life long friends.

How fit do I need to be?

You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to do this challenge. The majority of people on the trip will be just like you and will not necessarily have done anything like this before. However to get maximum enjoyment from the challenge training is vital and we will provide you with a detailed training plan which we strongly recommend you stick to. We will also be on hand every step of the way to provide training advice.

How much do I have to raise?

£750 per cyclist

Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?

YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!

What do I need to bring?

No specialist kit is required although we strongly recommend that you use your own bike for both your training and the event itself. You will also need to bring your own cycle helmet. We will send you a full packing list for the trip you are going on once you have registered.

What will happen to my luggage during cycle days?

There will be support vehicles with the group at all times which means your luggage will be transported in one of these vehicles for you. You will just need to carry a bum bag / saddle bag for any essentials like a phone and sun tan lotion.

How many people can take part?

The average group size is about 30 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip

What type of accommodation will I be staying in?

This is really up to you. We have suggested some suitable hotels on the accommodation page and obviously it would be good if we all stayed together at hotels with cycle storage facilities. We've picked some recommended hotels suitable for this trip.

What's the cost?

Travel and Accommodation costs to be paid for by each cyclist.

Please contact our booking agent Joseph at Holiday Time on the details below to make your reservation.

£421 per person when sharing a room
£612 for single occupancy

NB. this includes all accommodation for Versailles, Evreux, Liseux and Ouistreham and a return ferry crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe on Thursday 4th and then Dieppe to Newhaven on Monday 8th plus all coach travel in France.

Joseph

01273 203679 / 07535 529999
284 Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5QU

www.holiday-time.org

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.

What about insurance?

You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.

How do I book my place?

As soon as possible! Simply send us a message via the contact page. Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!

Sign up to the Brighton2Paris Bike Ride by emailing us at brighton2paris@yahoo.com

 

How do I set up my personal JustGiving page?

You can set up an online fundraising page which will be instantly ready to share with the world. We will provide you with details of how to do this once you have signed up for the event. JustGiving will send the money you raise directly to the charities so you can stay focused on your training.