ACTIS Paris to London 14th – 17th June 2022

ACTIS Paris to London 14th – 17th June 2022

  • June 15, 2022 - June 18, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be hosting the 1st Paris to London bike ride for Actis.

 

 

This is a 3 day bike ride hosted exclusively for Actis, starting at the Tour Eiffel in Paris and finishing at More London Riverside, London. This is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to the nominated charity.  All food and twin room accommodation is provided for 3 nights starting with dinner and hotel on the 14th June, we start riding on the 15th June and on the 17th June 2022 we will finish the ride in true style in London.

Dates: June 14th – 17th 2022

Includes all food from dinner on the 14th to celebrations on arrival in London on the 17th, 3 night’s accommodation, a reception at the finish in London, daily post ride snacks, guides, medics, and support vehicles.

Highlights:

  • Beautiful countryside and fabulous towns and villages
  • 3 day guided ride

Example Itinerary

Tuesday evening arrival

  • Meet on the Tuesday evening in the Paris hotel
  • Welcome and briefing over dinner from pie event manager

Wednesday

  • Reunited with your bikes taken out by pie
  • Early breakfast at hotel
  • Luggage in the pie van
  • Set off towards Evreux
  • 3 food / refreshment stops per day
  • Arrival at hotel
  • Shower and dinner with briefing on the next days ride

Thursday

  • Early breakfast at hotel
  • Luggage in the pie van
  • Set off towards Ouistreham, Caen
  • 3 food / refreshment stops per day
  • Arrival at port
  • Shower and dinner in local hotel with briefing on the next days ride
  • Ferry embarkation
  • Overnight ferry to Portsmouth

Friday

  • Arrive into Portsmouth
  • Disembark from ferry, changed ready to ride
  • breakfast
  • head off to More Riverside
  • 3 food / refreshment stops per day

Included in your Package;

  • 3 night’s twin room en suite accommodation in hotels
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • Refreshment stops in the morning and afternoon on each riding day
  • 3 evening meals
  • Reception on the arrival day in London
  • Guided riding each day
  • Guides at a ratio of approx 1 guide to 8-10
  • Support vehicles with bike spares, med kits, water, etc
  • Tour leaders in charge of the logistics of the ride
  • pie water bottles
  • Ferry from Ouistreham, Caen to Portsmouth
  • Safe storage of bikes overnight each night

Not Included in the Package

  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle insurance
  • Personal expenditures
  • Drinks with meals
  • Accommodation in London on Friday 17th June

 

Covid

We will be mindful of the regulations and our part in reducing the spread of the virus at all times.

  • We ask you not to attend the trip if you feel unwell.
  • We ask if you have not had a vaccine that you get a PCR test to reduce transmission.
  • Although we will spend most of the day outdoors, indoors it may still be the law to wear a face mask while moving around inside in the UK and France. Please bring a mask to wear while at the refreshment stops during the day and in the communal areas of the hotels.
  • Where possible wash your hands. Where not possible there will be plenty of hand sanitiser gel in our vans, at the stops and in the hotel so please use them liberally.
  • Give people space – not everyone will have been vaccinated.

Carbon offsets:

 

Insurance – travel and bike

Testimonial from a Previous Rider

“I’ve ridden many time on pie events over the years, and I can say without fear of contradiction they are superb. And that word applies to all the essential components of a great trip – the organisation, accommodation, food, guiding, support, location and routing. Oh – I left out the craic and camaraderie as well!”

Dermot Murnaghan, Sky News Reader

Training:

If your bike looks like this after lockdown:

….You may want to start some training!

 pie Guides

The Largs to Cowes Bike Ride is a guided ride with groups being led by pie guides who are familiar with the terrain and who help all abilities complete the challenge. For those not familiar with the pie guiding system:

  • We offer guided rides to make sure we offer the very best care to our cyclists
  • All of our guides are experienced cyclists. They range from ex-professional racers to keen amateurs and all are very used to guiding groups of differing abilities, experience and skills
  • All of our guides will navigate their small group of 8 – 10 cyclists from start to finish
  • They are on hand to do mechanical work so there is no waiting around for a mechanic’s van
  • Many pie guides are first aid trained
  • On most days cyclists can change groups (up or down) at any time during the day
  • We make the ride suitable for most standards of cyclists (bar complete beginners) – check the minimum daily distances and elevations to make sure you are happy with your level of fitness vs the challenge above, and then start some training to minimise the gap!
  • http://www.pieevents.co.uk/about/the-pie-team

Strava

We will set up a Strava “club” for the Paris to London ride. The link will be sent to you when you sign up.

If you have already got a personal Strava account you can just log on using the link we will send, join the Actis “club” and start your training with other riders.

If you haven’t got a Strava account, simply enter your details in the “Sign Up for Free” section on Strava.

Don’t be daunted by the leader board and other people’s fast times. We offer 3 different speeds of travel with 3 different guides, so there is something for everyone.

Social Media

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at #bespokeguidedrides #pieevents

 

We look forward to seeing you on the ride!