Frequently Asked Questions: London to Paris Cycle

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  • Q: What time is the Eurostar train and what time does it arrive back in London?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: Where are we staying in Paris and can you book a room for my partner?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: Can my partner join us for the celebration drinks?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: I am staying on in France but don't want to take my bike with me. Can I have this taken back to the UK and returned to me?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: What kind of people take part in this cycle challenge and how fit do I need to be?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: How will Alzheimer's Society support me?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: What will the weather be like in July?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: Do I need any vaccinations?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: What will the terrain be like?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: Do I need to bring any spares?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: What about luggage?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: What is included in the trip and what else do I have to pay for?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: What is the accommodation like?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: How much do I pay/raise for the trip?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: When does the money need to be in by?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: What happens if I am unable to take part for any reason?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


  • Q: I need accommodation the night before the cycle ride begins. Where can I stay?

    Answer:

    There are two ways of funding your place on this trip. For both options we require a non-refundable registration fee of £99. 

    Sponsorship option 1 - Minimum sponsorship

    You commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per person. £1,000 of this amount must be sent to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip and out of this we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should be sent preferably within 6 weeks of your return. 

    Self funding option 2 - Self funder

    You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this we will contact you 10 weeks before the trip to collect the balance of £840. 

    We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 and to aim to get as much as possible in before the trip and within six weeks of your return.


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