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The LONDON-PARIS by Tour de France
4 Days / 4 Nights - the official Tour de France experience
This is the ultimate ride for any Tour de France junkie! You’ll arrive in Paris the day before the Tour de France and ride the closed course of the Champs-Élysées under official race escort just hours before the pros.
After a finish-line photo, the weekend is topped off by access to trackside seating to watch the pros race the iconic laps and accommodation in an official Tour de France team’s hotel.
With vaccines being rolled out around the globe we’re confident that travel and events can resume in a more normal fashion from the Spring.
However there are individual scenarios related to COVID-19 that may affect your ability to attend an event. This coupled with the reality of constantly changing guidance from different countries, and the fact that our participants travel from around the world, means it is impossible for us to have a rule for every possible situation.
Our COVID-Guarantee is designed to be as fair as possible to everyone, while also allowing us to operate our events with some certainty. Therefore, if because of individual circumstances (i.e. not something that affects the entire event) you are unable to take part you will need to contact us and provide us with the relevant evidence (e.g. Tests results, proof of contact from track and trace etc) which we will review on a case by case basis. This proof will need to be covering the mandated self-isolation or quarantine periods that are relevant to your circumstances.
Below are some of the answers (as best as we can currently give) to common questions you may have
What happens if there is a local lockdown that affects me travelling to the event?
If the area/country where you live is under a local lockdown, we would expect you to follow the guidelines from the relevant authorities. If these guidelines include advice not to travel to another area or country, which makes your attendance impossible we will review with the intention to transfer your entry as a credit to another Hotchillee event in 2021 or 2022.
What happens if I test positive or I am forced to self-isolate ?
If you test positive for COVID-19, or are forced to self-isolate within 10 days of the start of the event you will need to email us at email@example.com with evidence. We will review with the intention to transfer your entry as a credit to another Hotchillee event in 2021 or 2022.
What happens to the travel I have booked for an event if I can’t make it or the event is cancelled due to COVID-19?
Unfortunately travel is not covered by us. We encourage everyone to take out appropriate travel insurance which includes COVID-19 cover.
What happens if the whole event is cancelled due to COVID-19?
If Hotchillee is forced to postpone a Multi-Day Event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic you’ll automatically be transferred to the new date. If you’re not able to make the new date you’ll be able to use your entry, including any optional extras, as a credit against another Hotchillee Multi-Day Event in 2021 or 2022. If this credit is not used by 31 July 2022 you’ll be entitled to a cash refund.
4 day / 4 night event entry
Champs-Élysées lap under official Tour de France race escort
Tour de France finish line photo
Access to track side seating for Tour de France Pro race
Four nights accommodation (twin sharing – upgrades available)
Celebration Party in Paris
Full Service Corps technical support
Rolling road closures and motorbike outriders
Exclusive Tour de France London-Paris cycling jersey
Secure car parking for the duration of the event
Bike return from finish line to the UK (if required)
Access to and use of digital photos and film
Timing chip (Group 1 only)
Water, tea and coffee
Monthly supported group rides from registration to the event (COVID-19/ British Cycling guidelines dependent)
Free membership of Hotchillee with access to The LONDON-PARIS by Tour de France channel on the Hotchillee App.
All participants ride in supported speed groups. Riders are not permitted to ride on their own.
Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey, Surrey UK
3* and 4* hotels have been selected on the first night. The entry price includes sharing a twin room and we ask at registration if there’s someone you want to share with. If there’s not we’ll room you with someone in your anticipated speed group where possible. The event is split across multiple hotels with dinner served in your hotel restaurant, or a short walk away. If you are riding as part of a group will always aim to room you together in the same hotel.
Again the event is split across multiple hotels, all a minimum of 3*. An early evening stroll around the ancient cathedral is possible from all hotels and the perfect way to relax after a tough day in the saddle.
Once in Paris all riders stay in the same hotel for the final two nights and it’s 4* all the way! It’s also one of the official Tour de France team hotels so expect to see some cycling royalty over breakfast. If you are riding as part of a group we will always aim to room you together in the same hotel.
Cost - £895. You’ve had your turn on the Champs Élysées, now it’s time for the pros. Watch them yards from the finish line with this exclusive VIP package which include:
- A private Hotchillee area with terrace on the edge of the course
- Teatime cocktail
- Open bar champagne, wines, soft drinks and spirits
- Buffet dinner and culinary live cooking
- Live broadcast of the stage on screens
- Bespoke Tour de France gift
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