Following the hugely successful 10th edition of the HotChillee London-Paris bike ride, organisers will open a limited number of first-come-first-served ‘early bird’ entries today (July 2) at 12 noon (BST) for the 2014 event, which is set to take place June 26-29. Ballot places will also be available after the initial early bird entries are full and will close on July 31, but be warned: these limited places have a reputation of selling out fast. The London-Paris, by HotChillee, has become a must-do event on the cycling calendar for those wanting to push their mental and physical limits in an event that replicates, as close as it’s possible to get, the professionals’ experience on a Grand Tour. With 260 crew working on the 450-rider event, it’s a premium experience that includes the same French motorbike outriders as those that work on the TdF
Split into six Seeded Speed Groups, each with their own Ride Captains, lead cars, mechanics, paramedics and support crew, the event is as professional as it gets. Riders cycle together as a peloton, but with timed race sections for the King of the Mountains, Sprinter and General Classification Jerseys There’s a place on The London-Paris for everyone, with the timed race sections split into Pro and Amateur categories.
Sven Thiele, HotChillee founder, says: ‘The last ten years has been such a journey. To be able to provide people with an experience they will never forget is an honour. Like the riders on our events, we are constantly looking to push our boundaries and our goal is to continue to deliver exceptional experiences; experiences that require you to give everything you have, but that give you an immeasurable amount back. Here’s to another ten years.’
For details see londres-paris.com