O2P2017

Thursday July 20th – Monday 24th 2017

 

2017 will be  our 7th annual ride to Paris from Oxshott 

BOOK NOW and you can get 2016 price ( offer to end November 2016  – secure place and price with £200 deposit ).

The number for 2017 will be limited to 60 riders as we are expecting a couple of charities and corporates to join us who didn’t get around to it this year.

The route will be the same as 2014,15 and 16 via Portsmouth and ferry to Caen. Up the coast through Deauville and Honfleur and across country to Rouen. Third day is via Giverny and Monet’s garden into Paris. Distances/elevation are the same –

Day One          113.6km / 1794m        O2P2016DAY1                       Categorised climbs – Cote de Staples  Cat 2  /  Cote de Sampleoak  Cat 2  /  Cote de South Downs  Cat 1

Day Two          133.4km / 923m         O2P2016DAY2                        Butte de Houlgate Cat 1  /  Cote de Hennequeville  Cat 2  /  Cote de la Brehellarie  Cat 1  /  Cote de Jean Jaures Cat 2

Day Three       151.8km / 1331m        O2P2016DAY3                       Cote de Camille Cat 2  /  Les Monts d’Amphreville  Hors Cat   /  Cote des Cretes  Cat 1  /  Cote de Meulan  Hors Cat  /  Mont Valerian  Cat 1

I have categorised the climbs which  are between 1km and 4km long and vary in gradient with one ramp of 18% on the Butte de Houlgate and we will have a KOM and a QOM . Please note – the categories are in relation to the event and not equivalent to those on le Tour so don’t fret.

All the routes are available to see on ridewithgps.com via the links above and both TCX and GPX files are emailed out to riders for those that have Garmins.

Turn by turn cue sheets are also available.

Riders are grouped according to average speed into approximately 8-15’s and each group has a rider who has previously ridden to Paris with us and at least two Garmins. There are also  ride captains  leading each group riding out on the road.

The support vehicles shadow the riders – one with each group.

There are several advice and support emails counting down the days to the trip including info on weather, clothing, equipment etc.

There are free training rides every Sunday from Oxshott throughout the year and we have a schedule of indoor cycling training classes at Oxshott and Teddington – info at www.rideptc.com

Info on other tours in the year such as The Etape, Stelvio, Ventoux, Pyrenees, Milan to San Remo, and Salzburg to Munich for the beer festival,   will be  available on www.48ptc.com and on request.

We are finishing on Saturday 23rd  in the centre of Paris at The Arc de Triumph/Champs Elysees and then onto the hotel in Montparnasse via Place de la Concorde and Eiffel Tower.

We will watch the tour finish again on the Sunday 23rd  and those that want to can join us and ride around Paris on the Sunday and ride part of the final stage.

We intend to grab the corner close to where we came out of the metro early with views of the finish, screen and podium near the photo above.

Bikes and bags will be returned in the vans via Eurotunnel again and riders will come back eurostar Monday afternoon and collect bikes and bags in Oxshott.

We will leave at 0600/0700 again on the Thursday and get the afternoon ferry to Caen. We plan to stop at Roko again which is 2km  from the terminal where we can shower, change and there will be a buffet and  you can  also order lunch if you prefer. We will then ride the short distance to the terminal and ride our bikes onto the ferry. You can eat and drink on the ferry as well.

In France  we will ride off and ride  to our hotel  near the terminal  where  breakfast is included.

First come first served on the single rooms. There is an extra cost to the trip for single occupancy.

In Rouen we will stay at the Novotel again and dine there.

Dinner and breakfast included on  Friday morning, Friday night, Saturday morning and Saturday night, Sunday morning and Monday morning.

There will be  support vehicles/vans with  – mechanic support  and osteopath/physio  support .

There will be energy bars / gels / powders / water / bananas / jelly beans  available en route.

Lunch each day is extra and optional – we usually stop in Lodsworth outside the pub for either a quick lunch or sandwiches from the farm shop. We take lunch on the quayside in Honfleur on Friday and Giverney on Saturday.

Sunday lunch and dinner are extra as we are normally eat out in Paris.

2016 cost if booked after August 2016

Twin room/double – two sharing 

£895

Single occupancy

£1095

2016 cost if booked before end August 2016

Twin room/double – two sharing 

£845

Single occupancy

£1045