I would like to take part but only for one day – is this possible?
Yes of course, when you register, select the Stages of the ride you wish to join
How fit do I need to be to join the event?
Some level of fitness is required but this is a fun event and not a race!
Do I need a cycle helmet?
What do I need to bring?
We suggest you will need a bike fit for purpose (canal paths have uneven surfaces, dirt & mud so a multi terrain bike (‘VTT’) is recommended). Bottle holders for the bike, or a rucksack incorporating a water supply system like a Camelback.
A fully charged mobile phone.
A puncture repair kit and spare inner tubes.
A small first aid kit and medicines.
If staying overnight, you will also need a rucksack clearly labelled with your name and contact details that can be transported by our volunteers between stopover points.
What happens if I get a puncture or I can’t finish the stage?
Hopefully you will have brought a spare inner tube but if you cannot change it yourself, someone on the trip will be able to help.
If you cannot finish the stage, you will have a phone number of the organisers of the cycle ride, and they will contact support drivers to provide assistance.
I would like to raise sponsorship – how can I do this?
You can use our Sponsorship form, or you can raise money online by creating an account with Alvarum (the French equivalent to Just Giving)
How do I get back to the start point?
We encourage you to make your own transport arrangements. There are railway stations at most of the overnight points and a support vehicle will be available if needed. Please firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a query about transportation.
What about accommodation ?
We advise all participants to book accommodation directly with the B&B, hotel or campsite of their choice as soon as possible. A list of places to stay and restaurants for evening meals will be suggested and these are included in the map and will also be listed in the Participant Pack you will receive once registered for the event.
Can someone help me plan my trip ?
Yes, our sponsors Vie et Vélo are offering a special support package for anyone that would like to participate (and anyone cheering them on!). See more details here: www.csfcycleforlife.org/Vie_Velo_Package.pdf