With its grand royal palace, Ride 40 Anniversary starts from the historic town of Fontainebleau, some 30 miles south of Paris. From here you ride north-west through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France on a mix of quiet roads and traffic-free lanes until you reach Dieppe.

Crossing the Channel, you will finish your ride by pedalling the last hilly miles north from Brighton to Richmond.

Wednesday 13 September 2017: Travel by coach from Twickenham to Fontainebleau

Thursday 14 September 2017: Cycle from Fontainebleau to Dreux (77 miles)

Friday 15 September 2017: Cycle from Dreux to Rouen (65 miles)

Saturday 16 September 2017 Cycle from Rouen to Dieppe (60 miles) with crossing to Newhaven and transfer to Brighton

Sunday 17 September 2017Cycle from Brighton to York  House, Twickenham (71 miles)

Click here for route plan with elevations and climb details

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