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Provisional dates released for London to Paris 2021 cycle ride

13 July 2020

A team of cyclists should have been riding to France this week in a sporting challenge for The Little Princess Trust.

Those taking part in the HotChillee London-Paris 2020 would have ridden into the French capital just in time to watch the final stage of one of sport’s most iconic events - the Tour de France.

Coronavirus sadly prevented the three-day 500-kilometre ride going ahead but organisers are busy planning to make next year even more special – and have released provisional dates for 2021.

Next summer’s ride sees cyclist gather on Wednesday, July 21, to register and sign on before Stage One – the first of three consecutive days on the road gets underway on July 22.   

Riders will make their way to the finish line in Paris on July 24 before watching the Tour de France finish on July 25.

To mark what would have been the 2020 event this Thursday, event organisers Hot Chillee are offering cyclists the chance to win a place in 2021 and bank some early training kilometres in the process.

You will need to ride a total of 522 km (the distance of the planned 2020 route) between July 20 and 26 to qualify for a place in the prize draw.

Winning would be a passport onto an event that they have been organising for 16 years and that, no matter what your cycling level, will make you feel like a pro. Entrants can log their kilometres on the road, trails or even virtually but they have to be ridden between July 20 and July 26, and - to verify your efforts - participants will need to sign up to the HotChillee CC club on Strava.

HotChillee have been in regular contact with the relevant sporting authorities who believe that, despite the overlap with the Olympics, there are unlikely to be any changes to the proposed Tour de France dates of July 2 to July 25. But they have advised participants that the dates are still provisional and, at this stage, still subject to change.

For more information on the Hot Chillee competition, visit while you can also find more details on next year's event when riders will raise funds - as well as profile - for The Little Princess Trust.