2 cities, 262 miles, 10 riders, 24 hours
On July 10 2011, a small group of cyclists completed their attempt to cycle from London to Paris within 24 hours. The team will started at Marble Arch in central London and finished cycling along the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe into a glorious sunset! This is was not an organised charity event. All riders were raising money for the charity of their choice (see our fundraising pages).
The epic ride started at 8:32pm from Marble Arch, with the team heading off on an 80 mile first leg to Dover in the fading light. As the team left London, the daylight began to fade and we cycled for a good 4 hours in the darkness of night riding before arriving in Dover just after 2am to get the 3:20am ferry to Calais.
After about 3 hours rest the team were back on their bikes leaving Calais just after 5:30am with ~185 miles ahead of them! The journey was broken up into 5 legs with brief rest stops after about 40, 75, 115 and 155 miles before tackling the last leg into the centre of Paris, along the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe.
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