Bristol to Paris Cycle 2024

Itinerary

Day 1: St Peter's Hospice to Warminster – approx. 40 miles

We'll be waved off on our adventure from the doors of St Peter's Hospice in Bristol, hopping in the saddle towards Bath. Today's ride is our shortest day but is not without its challenges - as we skirt across the Cotswolds we are faced with some elevation. We continue heading through beautiful English countryside until we arrive at our first overnight stop in the Warminster/Trowbridge area.

Day 2: Warminster to Portsmouth, overnight ferry to Caen – approx. 67 miles

We start today's ride by following the outskirts of Cranbourne Chase AONB and head towards Salisbury. As the day continues, we get much closer to sea level as we head through the village of Romsey and approach the outskirts of Southampton for lunch. The last section of the day is our approach to Portsmouth before we board the evening ferry to Caen.

Day 3: Caen to Evreux – approx. 88 miles

Our ferry docks in the morning and then it's just a short cycle into Caen to enjoy some breakfast. Following breakfast, we jump straight back into the saddle for another great day – remember to stay cycling on the right! Leaving Caen behind, we cycle towards Rouen conquering some rolling French hills. We soon hit our lunch stop just north of Liseux, where a scrumptious buffet lunch is ready and waiting for us! We then continue cycling to Evreux for the night.

Day 4: Evreux to Paris – approx. 71 miles

Our final day in the saddle sees us cycle east towards our goal – the majestic capital Paris! Leaving Evreux we cycle through charming, yet sleepy traditional French towns and villages until we reach our lunch stop near Septeuil, then it's one last final push in the saddle as we race towards our finish line! We stop for the group to re-assemble before we reach the Tower then we ride through as a group finishing our challenge beneath this landmark of Paris! This evening we celebrate our achievements at our celebratory dinner.

Day 5

After breakfast we are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of Paris. In the early afternoon we'll catch the Eurostar from Gare du Nord back to St Pancras. Bicycles will be transported back in a support vehicle and upon our arrival we'll catch our short transfer back to Bristol for farewell and goodbyes.

Cyclist at the Eiffel Tower

"This is a personal challenge for us all as no one's ever cycled that far in our team before and it's a fun location to end up in. We hope to raise funds for the Hospice so that other patients and their families can have the care they deserve at a particularly challenging time for all." Brothers' epic challenge in memory of their Dad, Ewan

Technical update

Due to global IT issues we are currently unable to access our electronic patient record system,  this issue is also affecting GP surgeries and district nurses. We are continuing to operate our services, using our business continuity plans.  As always, patient care and safety remain our absolute priority. We are actively monitoring and managing the situation and will provide updates here when we have them.