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Manchester to Paris Charity Ride

Manchester to Paris Charity Ride

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RMCH-logoForever Manchester and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity have partnered with Ride25 to organise an incredible once-in-a-lifetime challenge to cycle from Manchester to Paris on Wednesday 20th May 2015 – Monday 25th May 2015.

This special event is aimed at everyone, so get a team together from your colleagues, friends and family who may want to enjoy the ride, wine, food and fun (and hopefully sunshine!) with you.  The Manchester to Paris Charity Bike ride is a great opportunity to get fit, challenge yourself, network with local like-minded North West business folk and most importantly raise significant funds for a great charity.

On top of that, everything will be organised for you by Ride25 including all your hotels, ferry trip, support vehicles, meals, snacks… even down to your own personalised cycling shirts, so that all you need to do is enjoy this amazing challenge and ultimately have fun!

Also, for every single person who completes one of our cycling tours, Ride25 will donate a bike to Africa via our corporate charity, Re~Cycle.

3 ways to fund your cycling challenge…

Option 1 – Funded Charity Place with Fundraising Target

Select the charity of your choice and fundraise a minimum of £2300. Providing you have raised the funds 6 weeks before we leave, the charity you are supporting will pay the trip costs of £1350 on your behalf.  Some companies also offer match funded sponsorship for challenge events, so it is well worth asking whether your company supports this kind of charitable scheme.  You will be required pay the initial deposit to secure your place and this will be refunded once you hit the fundraising target.  If you choose this option, please indicate this in the booking form.

Option 2 –  Self Funding with Sponsorship

Pay the trip costs of £1350 yourself and then fundraise as much as you can for the charity of your choice, or make a personal donation.  You will be required to pay an initial deposit of £250 (non-refundable) and then pay the remaining balance 6 weeks before the tour commences.

Option 3 – Self-Funding

Simply pay the trip costs yourself £1350 – no need to fundraise or donate.  You can pay in instalments too if easier for you.  You will be required to pay an initial deposit of £250 (non-refundable) and then pay the remaining balance 6 weeks before the tour commences.  Please get in touch if you wish to do this after paying the deposit.

The Sign up Process…

Once you have decided which option you want to book with, click the “Book Now”  button below, pay the £250 deposit to secure your place (if you are riding for a charity – this will be refunded when you hit the target).

You can select your charity in the signup process, you can pay by PayPal or Bank Transfer whichever is easiest for you.  If you are riding for a charity we will put you in touch with them so they can work with you on ideas to raise the money and smash the fundraising target, if cycling 420 miles in 5 days is a challenge enough to attract the sponsorship – we think it is!

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Remember it’s still work….. you can also do some great networking and business in the saddle!

Why not enter a company team?

The Manchester to Paris Charity Bike ride offers the perfect opportunity to team build, meet and network with fellow Manchester business people, train and get fit and is also a great reason to fundraise.

The ride is open to all cycling abilities and all types of bikes. We do recommend that you use a road bike, however, previous Ride25 Riders have used hybrids and Bromptons.


When is it?

Wednesday 20th May 2015 – Monday 25th May 2015.

We will be cycling for 5 days in total from the Wednesday to the Sunday, finishing with a celebratory dinner in Paris on the Sunday evening.

How far is it?

The total distance is 420 miles, with an average of 84 miles per day.

Yes, it’s a long way but you have plenty of time to get fit and train over the winter and spring – and after all, it is meant to be a big challenge!

What’s included?

  • Five nights’ accommodation in a clean, comfortable hotel (in Coventry, Marlow, Brighton, Gournay-en-Bray and Paris).  All rooms will have twin beds and we will allocate you a room partner unless you specify who you would like to share with.  (You may select a single supplement in the booking process if you prefer not to share a room)
  • Ferry trip from Newhaven to Dieppe
  • Three meals a day plus stops for snacks
  • Support vehicle to transport your luggage (clothes and supplies) from each stage to the next
  • Back-up vehicles to provide you with medical help and any assistance should you need a rest
  • A digital map in the format of a .gpx file for mobile navigation devices such as Garmin
  • Customised, waterproof route maps including essential directions, pitstops and interesting information on the area.
  • Two new, bespoke high quality breathable cycling shirts for use on your trip. These will be fully personalised for you and adorned with badges showing the number of Ride25 legs you have completed so far.
  • Daily fresh fruit and water in the support vehicles
  • Celebratory dinner
  • Return of  your bike to a central Manchester location

What’s not included?

  • Flights and transfers
  • A Bike
  • A bike box (this can be selected as an optional extra during the check-out process)
  • Personal insurance

 Optional Extras

  • Bike box hire – If you do not want us to return your bike to a collection point in Manchester and are flying back to the UK, you will need to hire or buy a bike box. Once you have booked your tour, we will contact you to find out your bike box requirements.
  • Personal navigation system – Garmins can be hired as an optional extra, please select in the booking process
  • Energy bars, drinks and gels can be purchased from the support vehicle on a pay-as-you-go basis – if you need more than what’s included and provided at the drink stops.

How much is it?

The total cost for the trip is £1350. All you need to pay now though is a £250 deposit. If you are riding on a Funded Charity Place (Option 1 above), your deposit will be refunded once you have reached the £2300 sponsorship target.

How do I book?

Simply pay your deposit and book your place now

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