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Child Africa Bike Challenge 2014

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Pedal to Paris for Child Africa

June 20th - 24th  - 2014 Child Africa summer fund raising event is a bike challenge open for anyone over 18 years of age.  The challenge involves cycling from London to Paris and is organised by a London based professional tour operator, which has been organsiing charity challenges for 25 years.

Every participant cycles at his/ her own speed. It is not a race, although those wanting to cycle fast can do so. Anyone can take part. Cyclists are escorted by vans carrying their personal belongings, a doctor and bike mechanic will also be part of the team. 

Cyclists can stay on in Paris afterwards or meet up with their family in Paris for their summer holiday. 

By joining the Child Africa Bike Team you will not only have a unique experience but also  help hundreds of disadvantaged children in Uganda. Child Africa needs your help to help others and teach children to fight corruption.

Classic Tours will help and support you all the way through the event so please do get in touch if you have any questions not answered in the Pedal to Paris brochure or on the Classic Tours website. Child Africa representative can answer questions, asking questions does not commit you in any way, so do not hesitate to contaact us.

Email: openchallenges@classictours.co.uk
Tel: 020 7619 0066 ext 208
Web: www.classictours.co.uk
Fact file: Download Pedal to Paris brochure
Classic Tours are the originators of worldwide charity challenges and fully bonded under ATOL number 3379. Since 1992 they have helped over 800+ UK charities raise in excess of £75 million.

Raising Sponsorship Money

Register and receive a fundraising pack full of information and ideas. Once you set your mind to it, it’s amazing what you can achieve! Classic Tours and your charity can help you out with lots of tips.

Who can take part?

Anyone over 18 years old is welcome as long as you are fit and healthy enough to do the challenge.

Fitness

The event is aimed at people of average fitness who are prepared to put in plenty of training to enable them to meet the challenge. Classic Tours will provide a set of training guidelines to help you on your way.

Kit

You will need your own roadworthy bike and a cycle helmet. A full packing list will be sent to you.

Support on the event

Experienced staff (tour manager, guides, mechanics and doctor) will be there to provide help and encouragement whenever you need it.

Accommodation

Tourist class hotels throughout the ride.

Food & Drink

The food will be wholesome, tasty and plentiful. There will be snacks and water available whilst cycling.

Weather

Daytime temperatures will be 18-25ºC. However be prepared for rain or shine.

Health

Tetanus and Hepatitis A inoculations are suggested. Please consult your GP for professional medical advice.

Visa & Travel Insurance

A visa is not required for British citizens. If you are a non-British citizen please contact Classic Tours for advice. You must be insured to take part - either through a company of your choice or the Classic Tours recommended policy. You will need to provide proof of your insurance 8 weeks prior to the challenge.

Staying On

It is possible to stay on in Paris after the challenge, subject to availability. Full details will be sent out nearer the time.

What’s Provided

Ferry Dover - Calais, Eurostar Paris – London, accommodation, transfers, full medical support, experienced guides, support staff, water and all meals except breakfast on day 1 and lunch and dinner on day 5.

Other costs to budget for

You will need to budget for personal travel insurance, any optional tours, gratuities and spending money.

Responsible Tourism

Classic Tours operates a responsible tourism policy and you can off set your carbon emissions on our website.

London to Paris - Child Africa bike challenge

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