ROUTE AND STAGES
The full course length is just over 280 miles and is broken into 9 stages typically averaging 35 - 40 miles outlined below. The exact route, distance, timings, locations of transitions, and GPS topography will be released via the Participant Area in spring 2013.
All riders cycle the first stage from London, on and off the Ferry (a transition which totals around 5 miles), and the final stage into Paris. Outside of this it is up to indiviudal riders to decide which stages they wish to cycle. When not cycling a stage bikes are transported forward to the next transition on adapted vehicles whilst riders follow by coach, allowing some valuable rest and recuperation time. If entered as 2- man teams the only rule is that at least one cyclist must be on the road at all times.
Many people join L2P24 intending to ride the full route solo only to find it is a challenge too far and revert to the relay option, whilst others signed up to ride the relay option end up enjoying it so much they surprise themselves and stay im the saddle for the full distance!
STAGE DISTANCE STAGE TIME (hrs) COMPLETION TIME
UK SIDE - 06 JULY
Start London, Blackheath +0 1200 (BST)
STAGE 1 20 miles +1.5 1345
STAGE 2 35 miles +2.5 1545
STAGE 3 35 miles +2.5 1815
Ferry Process 5 miles +3.5 2245 (BST+1)
FRENCH SIDE - 07 JULY
STAGE 4 40 miles +3 0145
STAGE 5 37 miles +3 0445
STAGE 6 35 miles +2 0645
STAGE 7 35 miles +2.5 0915
STAGE 8 25 miles +2 1115
STAGE 9 20 miles +1.75 1300
Finish Paris 1300 (BST+1)
It's important to note that these stages and timings are indicative and based on previous year's rides. The final route for 2013 will be released in Spring 2013 and will be available for download to bike computers.