What a day the first day has been! Everyone was up bright and early ready to make their way to St Pancras for 11am. Nicola and Jodie from Bertrams were up at 4am to travel from Norwich to London – now that’s dedication for you! Polly was “amazed and slightly shocked” to discover that Cayleb had packed his travel iron. Cayleb replied, saying: “I don’t do creases.” Does lycra crease… or even iron?! – Ed.
The cyclists caught the Eurostar straight to Gare du Nord, Paris and arrived, greeted by a 22 degree sunny day. They then made their way to the hotel before quickly getting ready to meet with our French colleagues Ludovic and his team from Dawson France, whose office is located in the city. The team chaperoned our cyclists on a sightseeing trip around Paris, followed by a meal at traditional French restaurant Le Pré Verre. After the meal everybody headed back to the hotel via Notre Dame and the Champs-Élysées, which gave everyone the perfect opportunity for photos!
Keep your eyes peeled for our report on day two of the bike ride, when cyclists embark on their first full day of the cycling challenge! In the meantime, enjoy a couple of sneak peek photos from preparations this morning before they said farewell to Paris.