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About The Ride

Returning last year, following a 2 year hiatus imposed by the COVID19 pandemic, the Bristol to Bordeaux Cycle Challenge is acclaimed as one of the UK's top charity bike rides.  For 2023 we are ready to deliver an event that promises to be bigger, brighter and better than ever!

Departing Bristol on Wednesday 5th July the ride takes in 500 miles of the finest cycling routes that the UK and France can offer, before arriving in Bordeaux on Saturday 8th July.

Riders on the B2B can choose between 2 routes, the 500 miles, door to door 'Extreme', or the 300 miles 'Classic'.

The ride is fully supported, with regular feed stations, fully trained medics, physios and bike mechanics, and transport of all bags between each overnight hotel stop.

All you need to do is turn up and enjoy the ride!

Wondering what to expect?  Check out the film of our 2018 ride


The cost of the ride is £1000 which includes:

  • An exclusive B2B route, planned to focus on the enjoyment and safety of riders

  • Ride Briefings – Daily briefing on the day ahead; route, distance, lunch stop any potential hazards, points of interest etc.

  • Ride Captains – Supporting each group on the road to ensure safety, maintain pace and deal with any issues

  • An exclusive B2B 2023 ride jersey

  • Feed stations – All nutrition and drinks to support you during the ride

  • Physio support – Fully trained sports physios to take care of aches and pains

  • Medical support - Doctors on hand to provide medical expertise for the length of the ride

  • 3/4* Hotel accommodation for 3 nights plus 4 berth cabins on the ferry crossing

  • Travel - Return travel via flights from Bordeaux at riders own cost  (Transport via minibus is available at a £90 supplement)

  • All Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for each day of the ride including celebration dinner in Bordeaux

  • Luggage transfer – All luggage transported from start to finish each day

  • Full mechanical support – trained cycle mechanics to support the peloton throughout the ride

  • Photography – full photography of the event to capture all the action and highlights of each day.  Free access to all photos to download post event

  • Cycle transfer – All bikes securely stored each night and transported back to Bristol on Sunday for rider collection

We require a deposit of £500 payable at registration 

The balance of your ride fee must be paid by 31 March 2023

The primary aim of the ride, apart from having an amazing experience, is to raise much needed funds for PROPS.


PROPS is a special needs charity based in Bristol and is reliant on the money raised through fundraising.  

As a condition of participation in the bike ride, we ask each rider to raise a minimum of £1,000 sponsorship.  


Because all costs are met by the riders themselves, we can guarantee every penny raised goes to the charity and is spent on their incredible work with young people.

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