Please note: In light of Government advice on COVID-19, we’ve decided to postpone the Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge, due to take place 9 to 13 September. The health and safety of our supporters comes first. 

While the situation is constantly changing what we do know is that Above & Beyond will continue to be there to support Bristol’s city centre hospitals. We are in daily conversations with the Trust about how best to do this. 

All participants have now been informed and we’ll let you know the date of the new event as soon as possible. Thank you for you patience and support.

Cycle for your hospitals

Over the last five years, the annual Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge has seen 336 intrepid cyclists take on the challenge, cycling a total of 146,000 kilometres and raising the incredible sum of more than £746,000.

The registration fee for the 2020 challenge is £150, with a fundraising target of £2,000. Our fundraising team will be on hand to offer advice, materials and anything else you might need to help you smash the target.

The money you raise will go directly to Bristol's hospitals, where it will be used in the area with the greatest need. If you would like the money you raise to go to a specific hospital please let us know.

The challenge

This year's event will take place from Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 September, with the four days of cycling ending with a triumphant arrival in Paris on Saturday 12 September.

From there you will have an exceptional celebration meal and stay in central Paris. On Sunday you will have the morning to explore the French capital before travelling back to Bristol. All accommodation, food and transport back to Bristol is provided.

The challenge is a total of 450km and is open to all abilities - from beginner to elite cyclists. Guided training rides, nutrition advice and fundraising tips are all provided by the Above & Beyond team.

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If you'd like to find out more about the Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge before you sign up, or have any queries, please fill in your details and our team will be happy to help. 

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