Ride to Ypres

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A bike ride from Kent to Ypres via the battlefields of France and Belgium. The ride finishes with observing the Last Post at the Menin Gate – the ceremony has been carried out uninterrupted since 2nd July 1928.

 

2 day guided ride

Bike transfers

2 different route options (195km & 1,388m elevation)

Full supported with medic, vehicles, drivers, all food and accommodation if required

Itinerary

Day 1  – Kent to Calais

We meet for registration and a briefing in Aylesford, before setting off in our guided groups and riding through the Garden of England, passing charming villages along the way. There will be 3 refreshment stops along the route, offering us the chance to refuel and rehydrate. After the afternoon stop, we’ll descend into Folkestone and ride along the seafront with the English Channel beside us.

On arrival into Dover, we’ll board the ferry for the short journey to Calais. Dinner will be on the ferry before we disembark. It’s then just a short ride to the hotel, where everyone can rest up for the night.

Day 2 – Calais to Ypres

Breakfast is taken at the hotel before we head off in our groups for Ypres. Our route takes us through France and Belgium, passing many historic and famous battlefields along the way. There will of course be time to pause to pay respect to the fallen soldiers.

We pass under the Menin Gate as we arrive into Ypres and onwards to our hotel. The Last Post is sounded each night at the gate, following which we will celebrate our achievements of the past few days at a wonderful celebration meal.

Day 3 – Return to the UK

There will be time to visit the shops and Museum in the historic town of Ypres. We will then board a coach for our journey to Calais to catch Le Shuttle for the journey back to Aylesford. Our support crew will drive ahead of the group, transporting the bikes ready for our arrival.

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.

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pie delivers fully supported bespoke guided rides throughout the UK and Europe for the discerning cyclist.

Every ride is designed completely to your needs so your cyclists, no matter what standard they are, will have a fabulous time.

We’re known for our efficiency, integrity, and our passion to get it right. From your 1st contact with us, to the last cyclist’s arrival, we will make your event as effortless and awesome as possible.

Your cyclists will be led in small groups of similar standards by our team of amazing guides on bikes who are in turn supported by our experienced crew of tour leaders and medics.

The end result is stunning scenery, challenging ascents, incredible descents, perfect hotels, great food, like minded company.

In short, an amazing ride.

Download the Summary Sheet for more details