Preparing for the London to Paris cycle? Watch our video guides to get top tips and insider knowledge on everything from road safety to fundraising.
To help make sure you are as ready as you can be for Paris we are pleased to share with you our fundraising and training videos. The videos were made with the help of our cycle guides and past participants and include some great tips to help you make it to Paris safely.
The fundraising is just one part of the challenge, getting started sooner will make it much easier to reach your target. Some of last year’s participants share why you should make sure you reach your target and come to Paris with us.
We know how important it is to train for London to Paris, but don’t just take it from us. Last years’ participants have one very important message for you.
Bike set up
When cycling long distances it is vital that you have set up your bike properly to fit you. Not doing so can cause injuries. Take your time to follow the instructions on how to correctly set up your bike in the video and make sure your bike is right for you.
Our lead guide Charlie will talk you through positioning your seat and handlebars to help avoid and injuries and reduce aches and pains whilst cycling.
To ensure you have everything you need to cycle to Paris, take a look at the equipment video.
In this video Charlie will cover everything you need to bring with you, including inner tubes and helmets which are essential to taking part in the cycle.
While on the ride you will be sharing the road with cars and over 100 other students, so you will need to be well practiced at road cycling to ensure you and everyone around you is safe at all times. You will encounter a variety of terrain and need to know how best to tackle these. Knowing how to use your gears properly will help you immensely and make hills much more manageable.
This video will teach you how to ride in a group, through traffic, and how to use your gears on hills. It is vital that you practice cycling out on the roads to get used to signalling and dealing with traffic.
Now that you have taken in all the information our guides have told you, your training is going well and you are in the final stages of preparation for London to Paris, our guides wanted to give you some final advice to help you get to Paris.