The HotChillee London-Paris
The HotChillee LONDON-PARIS is the ultimate “ride like a pro” experience. Join riders on this epic journey and ride into Paris the day ahead of the Tour de France 2017 finish where we offer you the option to buy official Tour de France hospitality on the Champs Elysees on Sunday to celebrate your achievement. The Daily Telegraph listed the HotChillee London-Paris as one of the world’s top 25 mass participation events, alongside the New York and London marathons.
The HotChillee LONDON-PARIS combines the best of sociable group riding with the opportunity to compete in timed race sections each day. In 2017 the event runs ahead of the arrival of the 2017 Tour de France for a unique opportunity to watch the arrival of the Tour de France peloton.
350 riders ranging from previous Tour de France winners to new cyclists are seeded into various speed groups, each fully supported by rolling road closures, lead cars, motorbike outriders and mechanical support. Riders can compete for Leader’s Jerseys and Age Category awards or simply enjoy the ride, but whether you’re racing or riding it’s the best way to feel like a pro rider … without having to sign a pro contract.
The actual speeds of the groups will be based on rider distribution, but will generally be as listed below:
- Group 1: 30+ km/h
- Group 2: 28-29 km/h
- Group 3: 26-27 km/h
- Group 4: 24-25 km/h
- Group 5: 22-23 km/h
Each group has approximately 60 cyclists and rides as a peloton, fully supported with a lead car, motorbike outriders, mechanics van and medical support. Riders are also looked after by the HotChillee Ride Captains who motivate during the ride and provide assistance for the smooth running of the event. There are three flagged race sections each day cover sprinting, climbing and general classification (GC).
Event Location: Imber Court, Esher, London