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Hotchillee London to Paris 2017 Cycling Holiday

19th to 23rd July 2017

The HotChillee LONDON-PARIS is the ultimate “ride like a pro” experience. Join riders on this epic journey and ride into Paris the day ahead of the Tour de France 2017 finish where we offer you the option to buy official Tour de France hospitality on the Champs Elysees on Sunday to celebrate your achievement.

The Daily Telegraph listed the HotChillee London-Paris as one of the world’s top 25 mass participation events, alongside the New York and London marathons.

The HotChillee LONDON-PARIS combines the best of sociable group riding with the opportunity to compete in timed race sections each day.  In 2017 the event runs ahead of the arrival of the 2017 Tour de France for a unique opportunity to watch the arrival of the Tour de France peloton.

350 riders ranging from previous Tour de France winners to new cyclists are seeded into various speed groups, each fully supported by rolling road closures, lead cars, motorbike outriders and mechanical support. Riders can compete for Leader’s Jerseys and Age Category awards or simply enjoy the ride, but whether you’re racing or riding it’s the best way to feel like a pro rider … without having to sign a pro contract.

The actual speeds of the groups will be based on rider distribution, but will generally be as listed below:

  1. Group 1: 30+ km/h
  2. Group 2: 28-29 km/h
  3. Group 3: 26-27 km/h
  4. Group 4: 24-25 km/h
  5. Group 5: 22-23 km/h

Each group has approximately 60 cyclists and rides as a peloton, fully supported with a lead car, motorbike outriders, mechanics van and medical support. Riders are also looked after by the HotChillee Ride Captains who motivate during the ride and provide assistance for the smooth running of the event. There are three flagged race sections each day cover sprinting, climbing and general classification (GC).

The LONDON-PARIS is restricted to 400 riders and is supported by 250 crew, motorbike outriders, masseurs, paramedics, mechanics and neutral service team.

Planned itinerary:

Wednesday 19 July:
To be in situ for tomorrow’s event, we suggest that you are in place tonight if you are travelling in from further afield. Full Stage Routes and profiles for 2017 will be available soon. The start venue for 2017 will be Imber Court, Esher (Hampton Court).

The stages will be as follows:

Stage 1: London – Folkstone
Stage 2: Calais – Amiens
Stage 3: Amiens – Paris

Thursday 20 July 2017 Stage 1 – London to Calais

Breakfast snacks at Start venue, Imber Court Esher, London
London to Folkestone
Lunch
Channel Crossing
Bike forwarding to Stage 2 start venue
Bus service to hotel
Dinner in Calais
Overnight hotel accommodation

Friday 21 July 2017 – Stage 2 – Calais to Amiens

Breakfast
Bus service to start
Calais to Amiens
Lunch
Calais to Amiens
Bus service to hotel
Dinner
Overnight accommodation

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Stage 3 – Amiens to Paris

Breakfast
Bus service to start
Amiens to Paris
Lunch
Amiens to Paris
Arrival champagne
Official Finishers Medal
Overnight accommodation

Sunday 23 July 2017 Day 4 – Tour de France finish in Paris
Breakfast at the hotel with your afternoon free to spend in Paris. Instead of going home, why not spend the afternoon on the Champs Elysees whilst enjoying first class hospitality? Please find out some more information here about the available options – Paris Champs Elysees Tour de France hospitality options.

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£1495 per person based on sharing a room with 2 single beds
£345 per person for the single occupancy of a room
£65 per person for a Dinner Ticket for Finishers’ celebration in Paris

Your entry includes:

  • Rider entry, 3 nights accommodation and all meals
  • Monthly training rides from registration to the event
  • Secure car parking for the duration of the event
  • Baggage forwarding
  • Full service corps technical support
  • Rolling road closures and escorts where appropriate
  • Timing chip and race number
  • Access and use of event digital photos and film
  • Event t-shirt
  • Event massages
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • Musette

Not included in entry:

  • Finisher Dinner & Party in Paris (Stage 3) – tickets are optional and available at £65 per person
  • Travel back to London
  • Alcohol
  • Components, spare parts
  • Travel insurance – please visit our insurance page
  • Transport of bike boxes to Paris if required

HOW TO BOOK:
Sorry, this event is sold out for 2017. Contact us if you would like to be put on our waiting list for 2018.

Important Information:

Waiver and indemnity form:
To take part in the 2017 HotChillee London-Paris you have to complete the Indemnity waiver form. Your entry cannot be validated without it.
See below for the full rules and regulations for the event.

Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another traveller (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.

General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page.General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.

Travel Insurance:
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

Rules and Regulations for the LONDON-PARIS 2017:

  • The Participant must be 18 years or over on the start day of the event
  • Safety approved cycling helmets need to be worn for the duration of the event by all Participants
  • It is the Particpant’s obligation to familiarise him/herself with the event itinerary. The event will not be delayed in the event of a Participant failing to present him/herself at the appropriate time
  • To be classified as an “Official Finisher” you will need to ride the entire event in one of the seeded groups
  • Exceptions are made where you may be receiving mechanical or medical attention in a support vehicle
  • You will not be classified as an Official Finisher if:
    • You have to withdraw due to injury or illness or irrepariably breaking your bike
    • You take a “ride” in a support vehicle
    • You are DQ’d for failure to adhere to ride rules
  • A Broom Wagon will be available for any Participant requiring a rest. By taking a “rest” you will not be classified as an “Official Finisher”
  • If, for reasons of safety or the smooth running of the event, you are requested to take a ride in the Broom Wagon, you must comply. Failure to do so will result in disqualification
  • Participants may not pass the lead vehicle at ANY time unless directed by a police officer or marshall
  • Participants will strictly adhere to group riding etiquette and not endanger themselves or their fellow Participants
  • Participants must seek medical advice if they are unsure about their fitness level or have any medical or health concern
  • Participants must ensure that they are fit for the start of the event
  • Participants must wear their Identification Numbers at all times whilst riding during the event
  • Riders bikes must have Identification Numbers provided displayed at all times during the event
  • Participants must inform the event organisers if they feel unwell
  • Only road bikes or road tandems are permitted for the event. No time trial bars will be permitted
  • The organisers may from time to time trial a new concept e.g. a non standard road bike or younger riders
  • The Participant must ensure that their bike is in safe working order for the duration of the event
  • Participants may not deviate from the official route
  • Participants must obey the local traffic regulations, traffic officers
  • Marshalls and ride captains provide assistance for the smooth running of the event such as but not limited to, directions, peloton etiquette, drinks breaks etc
  • Participants are responsible for ensuring the safeness of their actions on or off the bicycle
  • Participants may not use their cellphone while riding
  • Participants may not use a stereo headset or iPod whilst riding
  • The Tour will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of safety
  • Entry to the Event is at the sole discretion of the Organisers
  • Participants agree to abide by the Bye Laws and Technical Regulations of British Cycling
 

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