Demelza 101 - Sittingbourne to Paris

2018 will see 100 cyclists take on the trip of a lifetime from our Sittingbourne hospice to the spectacular backdrop of the Eiffel Tower!
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Join #TeamDemelza today and help make a difference to the babies, children, young adults and families who use our services. This challenge has been put together exclusively for Demelza supporters. Cycling from our hospice in Sittingbourne to the beautiful and vibrant city of Paris, this 5-day adventure is one not to be missed.


Day 1
An early start at Demelza in Sittingbourne sees the group head out from the hospice taking in the striking countryside of rural Kent passing through Borden experiencing some of the beautiful scenic villages such as Pluckley where we will stop for lunch. In the afternoon we cycle along the Pilgrims Way to the port of Dover. Overnight in Calais. 80 miles (approx)

Day 2 
Leave Calais, heading for Arras, the medieval town famous for its two striking squares. Overnight at Arras. 84 miles (approx)

Day 3
Heading south through the region of the Somme, we will see the battlefields of WW1 as we cycle along the tree-lined country lanes and stunning meadows, before reaching our next overnight stop in Compiègne. 78 miles (approx)

Day 4
A final day of cycling from Compiègne to Paris passing through the Champs Elysées to finish under the spectacular Eiffel Tower. Celebration meal and overnight in Paris. 65 miles (approx)

Day 5
A morning to explore the Parisian way of life before returning to the UK via Eurostar in the late afternoon. Tickets will be issued to participants as they arrive at the Paris hotel on the Saturday afternoon. Bikes will be transported back to Ebbsfleet International Station where your trip will end. Participants will have the option to request their bike to be transported back to our hospice in Sittingbourne to collect that evening.


Sponsorship Option:
Registration: £100 per person
Minimum sponsorship: £1,750.00
** Donation to Demelza is approximately 60% of minimum sponsorship **

Self-Funding Option:
Registration: £100 per person
Balance Payment (Due by 31 December 2017): £749
Minimum sponsorship: £900
** All sponsorship is a donation to Demelza **


• Ferry and Eurostar Channel crossings • 4 nights accommodation on a twin share basis • Bike transportation • All food (including breakfast prior to departure and  dinner on board the ferry on day 1 - excludes lunch in Paris on day 5) • Support vehicles • Mechanical support and spares • Fully marked route • Demelza support before, during and after the challenge • Demelza branded cycling jersey

Not Included:

• Cycle • Personal safety equipment (i.e. cycle helmets) • Personal travel insurance

• Bike insurance • Personal spending money • Lunch on Day 5 in Paris

Size Guide: Owayo jerseys