The latest Arch to Arc Newsletter


First of all thank you once again to all of you who have signed up the Arch To Arc. With over 30 riders for this year’s event entries are now closed. So we have the team and we’re all raring to go!

Your Training

We hope you’re fully stuck into your training schedule. If not – don’t worry, you still have a good amount of time to feel fully prepared for the event by following the 14 week plan on our web site. For more information click on this link.  The weather’s been great recently so let’s hope it keeps up so we all have no excuses!

Your Fundraising

Most of you will be well on your way to your personal £1000 target and money is now starting to come into the charity, so thank you for your efforts so far, lets keep it going!

What you need to know

We’ll be setting off from London at 8am on the 23rd June so you need to make sure you’ve made arrangements to be at Speaker’s Corner (next to Marble Arch) by 7:30am at the latest.

We’ll take care of the rest! Ferries, Hotels and rail tickets will be taken care of and food will be provided along the way, breakfast, snacks, drinks, lunch and evening meals.  The only meal we ask you to pay for is your breakfast on the ferry over to Boulogne because we have a very early start on the Friday morning and there wont be time to get breakfast at the hotel before hand (The ferry does a great cooked breakfast!!).

We’ll give you the exact times for the rail trip back to London in the coming weeks once we have the confirmations from everyone (see below), however to help you we anticipate arriving in Paris around 2pm.

What we need from you

Here’s a list of things you need to let us know NOW so we can deal with the final fine details:

  • How do you want to get your bike back?  Click on this link to see the 3 options we have on offer.
  • If you are cycling with a partner or friend then please let us know who you want to share a room with for our overnight stays along the way. If you are cycling on your own, dont worry we’ll sort it for you.
  • What is your shirt size (s, m, l, xl)?  We want to provide everyone with a James Whale Fund cycling shirt as a momento of your efforts and for photo opportunities to promote the fund.
  • Any special dietary requirements you may have?
  • If you want to stay in Paris overnight then please let us know so we can book a rail ticket for you next day rather than on the day we arrive. You’ll be expected to make your own Hotel arrangements for that night if you’re staying in Paris.  For those staying we intend to arrange an informal post ride diner at somewhere reasonably priced where we can all share the costs.
  • Confirmation back to us of your full name as it appears on your passport.

That’s it for now, as ever if you have any questions then please feel free to call us or e-mail us by clicking on this link

Keep up the training and we’ll be in touch again soon!

Andy Thomas Arch To Arc co-ordinator

Crispin Dior James Whale Fund Events Team

Things you need to do and think about

Have you got your insurance?

How you want your bike to get back?

Have you started training yet?



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