Referrals: 01206 890 360
The Hospice: 01206 845 566
Fundraising: 01206 931 468

Make your way through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside of rural France on this 250 mile cycle ride with an iconic finish down the Champs Elysees.

Join us on this incredible cycle that connects two of the world's most chic capital cities!

Itinerary:

Day 1 - London to Calais

  • The challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south towards the coast. 
  • Today’s route winds through the beautiful Kent countryside before we reach the famous white cliffs of Dover. 
  • From here you catch the ferry to Calais for your first overnight stop.
  • Approx. 95 miles cycling

Day 2 - Calais to Abbeville

  • La belle France! Stunning picturesque countryside awaits in northern France as you travel south from Calais to Desvre, a small market town known for its ceramics. 
  • Follow river valleys before finally arriving in Abbeville, a town steeped in history from the war which despite extensive damage in just one night has retained its beautiful Gothic church.
  • Approx. 75 miles cycling.

Day 3 - Abbeville to Beauvais

  • The route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. Though the famous battle likely comes to mind first, the name Somme actually derives from the Celtic word for 'tranquility' which fully encapsulates the feeling of the day as you cycle through this beautiful region. 
  • Finish the day in Beauvais whose market square is a true highlight with several of the buildings dating from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries.
  • Approx. 70 miles cycling.

Day 4 - Beauvais to Paris

  • The final day of cycling and the big push to Paris! You are still treated to some stunning countryside all the way up to the lunch spot by the River Seine. 
  • After lunch, follow the river down through the suburbs until you reach the Boisde Boulogne - the largest park in Paris. 
  • You then have a short ride along the famous wide boulevards of Paris before reaching your finishing point at the Eiffel Tower!
  • Approx. 60 miles cycling.

Day 5 - Paris to London on the Eurostar

  • The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life and explore the city and visit the landmarks only yesterday you were cycling by. 
  • Head to the Gare du Nord in the afternoon to catch the Eurostar home arriving at St Pancras, where you will be reunited with your bike which will have been transported for you overnight.
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For more information please email sphilips@sthelena.org.uk

To book your place on this epic ride, visit https://booking.skylineevents....

Contact Information
Fundraising

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email fundraising@sthelena.org.uk , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

SinglePoint

24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360 

SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists. 

The Hospice

To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU

Telephone: 01206 845 566

Hospice in the Home

You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Colchester/Halstead team
Telephone: 01206 845 566

Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222

Day Therapies

You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Telephone: 01206 848 163

Fax: 01206 752 245

You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222

Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU

Human Resources

The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Finance Team

To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Volunteer Services Team

The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please phone the Marketing and Communications team directly on 01206 931 464

Patient Referrals

If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360

Bereavement Support

To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Learning and Development Centre

The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560

Service User Group

For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397

Facilities Hire Enquiries

01206 851560

Lottery

To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

Comment, compliment or complaint

Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566