Our quest for glory begins at York Minster in the shadow of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great and culminates as we ride in search of triumph toward the Iconic Eiffel Tower in the City of Paris, France.
Steel versus pavé and a flavour of Flanders follow as we head through Belgium and into France before celebrating in Paris.
Trip highlights include the Tour of Flanders Museum at Oudenarde, the famous Velodrome at Roubaix, Memorials & Graves of the Great War along the way and much more.
A vintage road or vintage racing bike is required to take part in this event but don’t worry if you don’t have one as you can hire one from us.
Get Your Kit On!
We recommend that you wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Retro style jerseys are good if you would like to keep that look but wear what is comfortable is all we ask.
6 Days Supported Ride.
British Cycling & Experienced guide riders
Qualified mechanical and breakdown support
Ferry travel Hull-Zeebrugge
Accommodation for 7 nights (based on 2 people sharing a twin room)*
All food (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner and breaks).
Baggage transfer throughout the trip
Full pre-trip advice
Return travel (via Eurostar) from Paris to York.
Bike Transfer from Paris to York.
*Single room supplement is available
Vintage Bike Enthusiast & Club Rider. Dan lists Vätternrundan 2015 and Yorkshire to Paris and back 2017 as just two of his proudest acheivements.
Dan loves anything to do with vintage bikes and nothing more so than returning one to its former glory.
From York to Paris , this route covers approximately 320 miles and has been managed to combine acheivement with variety and enjoyment.
The route outline is :
Day 1. York to Kingston Upon Hull
Day 2. Zeebrugge to Roubaix
Day 3. Roubaix to Cambrai
Day 4. Cambriai to Compiegne
Day 5. Compiegne to Pontoise
Day 6. Pontoise to Paris.
Day 7. Return home via Eurostar.
Image Courtesy Marc Lyons
For illustration purposes only
Not actual route
York to Paris 2017
A qualified cycle mechanic (www.cycle-repair-man.co.uk) Stephen is a City & Guilds bicycle mechanic with an advanced accreditation in cycle repair and wheel building. He loves vintage bikes and has a never say die approach to solving that niggling problem. We can't recommend him or his services highly enough.
Dan has supported several group trips abroad including Yorkshire to Paris, Etape 2015 and others. He holds a British Cycling Rider Leader Qualification and enjoys few things more than riding a Steel Bicycle.
An experienced rider, Dan has ridden extensively in France, Poland and Sweden.
Keen road cyclist and super mechanic Stephen Crawford helps us with all things velo vintage and is definitely to go to source for all the technical matters that can be encountered when working with vintage bikes. Chances are if you get a bike from us, Stephen has serviced it.