Managed and organised by the hot HotChillee, the LONDON-PARIS bike tour is a 3-stage endurance road event that is truly unique in the world of amateur road cycling. Indeed, it is widely agreed to be the closest opportunity an amateur can have to get close to the Tour de France experience. It takes place just one week before this daddy of all tours and its 400 participants benefit from the rolling road closures in Paris and a full support along the way. And, its proceeds go to charitable causes as part of the HotChillee’s Corporate Responsibility Programme.
This year was Croatia Travel Company’s second time on this tour with our CEO German Pino riding as the captain of an international team comprising of Korean, French and Chilean riders – all friends of Croatia Travel Co. and ambassadors of our company. We were blesses by some glorious sunshine (yes, even the London bit!) and smiled, sweated and slipstreamed along the 520km route from London via Calais and Amiens before reaching the great finale at the Eiffel Tower, where party was had and champagne was drunk and all were thrilled to have made it safely to Paris and be the part of this amazing occasion in the world of cycling.
Our next adventure will be the Gran Fondo Alpine challenge, so watch this space!