Depart: Thursday 21 July, 2016
Arrive: Saturday 23 July, 2016
Jeremy Cary, David Wiliams, Ben Tate
We are exctited to share our 'Explore Europe' ride of the year! Our ride leaders and other members have carefully planned this route, and have settled on a ride that is challenging but doable as a group!
The ride will take us south west from Blackheath through Dickens country and along the Kent coast to Whitstable. From there we will pick up the Crab and Winkle way to historic Canterbury. An overnight stop in Canterbury will then see us cycle through beautiful rural Kent to Dover where we will take the ferry to Calais.
After an overnight stop in Northern France, we will follow the coast road north east to the charming mediaeval town of Bruges.
The schedule has us returning home on the Sunday, although folks may extend their stay (work and home-life permitting).
A comprehensive training guide.
A full kit list.
Experienced ride leaders.
Ferry tickets for riders and bikes.
Accommodation in Canterbury, Dunkirk, and Bruges.
Snacks and lunch while on the ride.
Transportation to return bikes back to England.
A backup vehicle in case of emergencies.
Qualified mechanics, who ride with us.
Your bike — a road bike is highly recommended, but the ride is doable on a hybrid with road tyres.
Your kit, including a mandatory bike helmet and spare inner tubes — please see the Downloads section on this page.
A self-certified or doctor statement about your general health — please see the Downloads section on this page.
Travel to the start location.
Travel back from Bruges (we will transport your bikes back).
Cash for emergencies
Cash/cards for dinner/drinks in Canterbury, Dunkirk, and Bruges.
The entrance fee is £395.00. A £50 deposit (non-refundable) is required to confirm your place.
This is a fundraising event, so you also need to commit to an additional fundraising target of at least £300.00. If needed, we can offer advice and ideas on how to reach this sort of target. Also note that if you are also participating in Cycle Nicaragua to Costa Rica, then any funds you raise for London-to-Bruges can count towards the fundraising target for that event.
We will nominate a selected charity soon, but if you wish you may use this event to raise funds for an alternative charity of your choice.
Please note that Cycle4Good is a non-profit organization — all of our staff are volunteers and no-one is paid anything out of your entrance fee. After all costs have been met, any surplus funds from all riders' entrance fees will be donated to our supported charities.
Please don't pay money to anyone or start fundraising before talking to us!
Please feel free to download the application form, kit list, training guide, and medical declaration for this ride.