join our cycling fundraising event

We are biking from London to Paris.

Helping our fellow global citizens be as mobile as possible is a big part of everything we do, in particular through our charity, citizenMovement. We involve our guests in our initiatives by giving them the option to skip their room cleaning, and donating the money saved to our charity initiatives.

We think up fun (often sweaty) ways of raising even more funds. Between September 21 and 23, we will take three days to bike from London to Paris. Spaces are limited to 50, so participants will sign up on first-come-first-served basis. We count on everyone’s support for this amazing cycling event!

We are proud to announce that former Dutch professional road racing cyclist Steven Rooks will join us as a team leader. In the 1988 Tour de France, Rooks finished second and won a finish on L’Alpe d’Huez. He won the polka dot jersey for the mountains classification and the Présence Classification.

It really gives a new meaning to ‘going the extra mile’, and citizenMovement is looking to make an XL contribution to the World Bicycle Relief initiative.

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the route

the route is for experienced cyclist only

You should have done a 100 km ride in the last three months to be able to complete this 425 km journey in three days.

Cycling plan per day:
1st day - 130 km ride
2nd day - 160 km ride
3rd day - 135 km ride

Thursday, Sept 20:

Arrival at citizenM Tower of London, located right on top of Tower Hill Underground Station.

Registration drinks - roof top citizenM Tower of London:
From 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM

Friday, Sept 21:

departure: 8.30 AM
1st day: 130 km ride, 1 rest stop
1st night: stop in Dover, intended arrival time is around 4.30 PM for showers and dinner
after dinner: riders and bikes take the ferry from Dover to Calais, truck and cars will travel by train
overnight stay in Calais

Saturday, Sept 22:

departure: 8.30 AM
2nd day: 160 km ride, 2 rest stops
cycle from Calais to Amiens
dinner and overnight stay in Amiens

Sunday, Sept 23:

departure: 8.30 AM
3rd day: 135 km ride, 1 rest stop
cycle from Amiens to Paris
arrive at citizenM Paris Gare de Lyon
shower and closing drink
bikes in trucks for return to NL
departure of cyclists

sign up fee &
fundraising pledge

The costs to participate are €250 per person up front. Then, each participant will commit to raise a minimum of €750 as a donation.

The fee includes:
- hotel stay at citizenM Tower of London on Thursday, Sept 20th
- hotel night in Calais
- hotel night in Amiens
- on-route technical assistance, if necessary
- necessary supplements and stops during cycling days
- 2 breakfasts: Saturday, Sept 22, and Sunday, Sept 23
- 2 dinners: Friday, Sept 21, and Saturday, Sept 22
- celebratory drinks and snacks at the end of cycling event at citizenM Paris Gare de Lyon on Sunday, Sept 23, end of day

This ride is open to the public, but we have a limited number of spaces. There will be a maximum of 50 cyclists in the group, so joining is on first-come-first-served basis.

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mobilising citizens to help shorten the distance between people and opportunities.