Paris to Amsterdam Charity Bike Ride 1st-5th August 2016

paris and amsterdam

Sarn Helen Cycle Events are launching a brand new cycling event, the inaugural Paris to Amsterdam Charity Bike Ride.

Taking place from 1st – 5th August 2016, this unique bike ride will see riders cycle over 450 miles in 5 days, whilst sampling the delights of cycling in France, Belgium and Holland.

Email Sophie on: sophie@paulpophamfund.co.uk or call 0333 2001 285 to register your interest for a place on this amazing event!

Itinerary
You’ll fly out to Paris on Sunday, 31st July 2016 to be met by the Sarn Helen Cycle Events team who will have your bike and luggage ready at the hotel.

Day 1 – Monday 1st August 2016 (85 miles approximately)
Our route will see us starting in the romantic French capital Paris, before heading east to the famous champagne region around Épernay for our overnight stay.

Day 2 – Tuesday, 2nd August (90 miles approximately)
We’ll then head north from the champagne country, through the rural lanes of the French Ardennes and the beautiful Ardennes Regional Nature Park towards the border with Belgium.

Day 3 – Wednesday, 3rd August (95 miles approximately)
Crossing the border into the Wallonia region of Belgium, famous for a number of different foods and drinks – such as the Liège waffle and Herve cheese – we’ll make our way through this fascinating country towards Brussels before sampling some of its world famous chocolate as a reward after another day in the saddle!

Day 4 – Thursday, 4th August (95 miles approximately)
As we head north through Flanders, well known to cyclists around the world due to the famous Tour of Flanders cycling race, we’ll pass by Antwerp, Belgium’s 2nd largest city and home to one of the biggest sea ports in the world, before crossing the border into Holland.

Amsterdam
Day 5 – Friday, 5th August (85 miles approximately)
Our epic cycling journey will then see us take in Rotterdam, the Netherlands second largest city and home to the massive europoort and The Hague, home of the Dutch government and parliament, before arriving at our final destination Amsterdam, which is reknowned for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and cycling – with over 400km of cycle paths throughout the city. Now you can relax and celebrate!

On Saturday, 6th August, you’ll fly home and reflect on your fantastic achievement of having cycled over 450 miles through 3 different countries! Your bike and luggage will be returned to Swansea ready for you to collect.

Sarn Helen Cycle Events bike rides share a few things in common – great planning, preparation and support – with camaraderie and memories that we guarantee will live with you for years to come!

Key Information
Date: 1-5 August 2016
Registration Fee: £250
Tour costs: £750
Total Event Cost: £1,000

Self Funding with Sponsorship
Pay the tour costs (£750) yourself by Sunday, 5 June 2016 and then fundraise as much as you can for The Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales, or make a personal donation. We suggest a sponsorship target of £1,500.

Just us today for what is always a life changing cycling challenge.

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