Event Information and FAQ’s
Anyone can participate as a Meet You In Paris Virtual Rider anywhere in the world.
Join the Meet You In Paris 2020 bike ride as a Virtual Rider. Ride at home, in the gym or your local streets with friends and family. Clock up the kilometres over a couple of weeks or several months. You decide the pace, and you decide the place. The challenge is to ride a minimum of 350kms.
You can start fundraising and riding right now. Meet You In Paris 2020 fundraising finishes in December 2020.
The goal is to ride 350km, the same distance as the road event, though please get involved at your level and push yourself to improve your fitness.
It is FREE to register as a Virtual Rider MYIP2020.
Yes, encourage your local gym through the spin class or even just a group of gym friends to ride for Meet You In Paris as Virtual Riders.
There is no set amount, though the more you are able to raise. The more Sarz Sanctuary can help people suffering from traumatic grief.
Run, jog or walk the distance. Physical exercise is great for the soul.
It may be that you never learnt to ride a bike, haven’t ridden a bike in 20 years, physically you are unable to ride, or your fitness isn’t just there yet. Whatever the reason we encourage you to join us in the best way that physically challenges YOU.
Create a distance that suits your ability and walk or roll (for our wheelchair supporters) and get involved.
Hit the register button on www.meetyouinparis.org
Complete the registration details and create your very own EveryDayHero fundraising profile to share with friends and family.
Sync your personal page to FitBit, MapMyFitness or Strava to track your distance automatically.
Everydayhero is an online fundraising platform which you can use to set your goals, track your distance, share your progress and collect your donations. Your fundraising page will be set up automatically when you register. You can update your personal page at any time, add pictures or videos and share these with your friends, family and social networks. Every dollar raised will help show the world we are committed to helping others suffering from traumatic grief.
If you need help using your fundraising page, making a donation, or anything else Everydayhero related, their dedicated support team can help you out- just send an email to email@example.com
MapMyFitness is a training app which tracks and records your distance. Everydayhero is partnered with MapMyFitness, which means you can link your fundraising page to MapMyFitness and your page will then be updated every time you complete a ride. That way, your supporters can see how you’re progressing toward your goal. Fundraisers who use this feature raise an average 46% more!
Strava is a training app which tracks and records your distance. Everydayhero is partnered with Strava, which means you can link your fundraising page to Strava and your page will then be updated every time you complete a ride. That way, your supporters can see how you’re progressing toward your goal. Fundraisers who use this feature raise an average 46% more!
Any of the kilometres you complete using your ﬁtness app we will know about (if it is linked to your fundraising page). You just need to let us know about the rest of them by manually updating your fundraising page. Just remember– don’t manually log any kilometres that you’ve used a ﬁtness app to track– we will already have those logged.
Road Ride Event Details
A 7-day bike ride from London Bridge to the Eiffel Tower, Paris.
Riders will cross the English Channel by ferry.
21/06/20 – 27/06/20
Day 1 Sunday
London Bridge, Borough Markets to East Grinstead
Average distance: 30 mi / 48 km
Day 2 Monday
East Grinstead to Brighton
Average distance: 31 mi / 50 km
Day 3 Tuesday
Brighton to Newhaven Ferry Port
Average distance: 10 mi / 16 km
Ferry to Dieppe approx. 5hrs - sailing
Average distance: 77 mi / 124 km
Day 4 Wednesday
Dieppe to Forge–les–Eaux
Average distance: 35 mi / 55 km
Day 5 Thursday
Forge–les–Eaux to Gisors
Average distance: 31 mi / 50 km
Day 6 Friday
Gisor to Bezon, via Cergy
Average distance: 40 mi / 65 km
Day 7 Saturday
Bezon to Eiffel Tower, Paris
Average distance: 10 mi / 15 km
The majority of the event will be riding on roads shared with motor vehicles where the local traffic rules apply. Teams of 10 riders will be formed to alleviate large groups of cyclist to avoid motorist congestion. We will be leaving London Sunday morning to avoid the busy London traffic. Similarly, we will arrive into Paris Saturday late morning, again avoiding heavy traffic.
The UK is the left-hand side, while France is the opposite, they travel on the right-hand side.
Teams will be formed of approximately 10 riders, with a team leader who knows the route. The route will be available to download on the mobile phone app, Strava. International guests, be sure to have mobile data access if you want to use the app. Enjoy the scenic countryside and follow the leader.
Please see the route, listed above.
MYIP 2020 Road Riders must fundraise a minimum of $2,500 AUD (per rider), support crew can help riders achieve their fundraising target. The more money each rider can raise ultimately helps more beneficiaries of Sarz Sanctuary.
Yes, Sarz Sanctuary working with Everydayhero help support you with its event dedicated online fundraising page.
Yes, when your sponsor donates through your EveryDayHero page a receipt will be generated and emailed directly to their nominated email address.
Yes, your sponsor can donate directly to:-
BSB - 084 123
Account - 81-669-9395
Swift Code - NATAAU3304B
Please have them use your name as the reference and we can manually update your EveryDayHero fundraising tally.
A receipt will be generated and emailed directly to their nominated email address from Sarz Sanctuary.
Sponsorship: ask your workplace, work colleges, local business to sponsor your tremendous efforts.
Online fundraising: share your EveryDayHero page with everyone you know via email and social media. Family and friends from around the world can help support you online. When you register, you will automatically receive a link and login details to your team fundraising page that you can customize. Each team page will have its own link which you can forward to your email and SMS contacts and share on Facebook and other social media. Every time an online donation is made, your donor will get an automatic tax receipt.
Events and activities: Fundraising activities are broad in their definition and can include running a BBQ at the local hardware store, running a charity golf day or organizing a fundraising lunch or dinner. All fundraising events and activities need to be registered with Sarz Sanctuary by completing the form found here. An official authority to fundraise letter will be issued annually once you have registered your details. You can use the Sarz Sanctuary supporters’ logo with our approval.
Donations can’t be used for anything relating to your entry to the event such as provisions levy, accommodation or personal travel costs. These are personal expenses to be covered by the participants in each team. All fundraising events and activities must adhere to Sarz Sanctuary Fundraising Terms and Condition.
Every dollar you raise will make a massive difference to somebody’s life that is suffering from traumatic grief.
The money you raise will go to Sarz Sanctuary, a not-for-profit foundation helping people who have suffered traumatic grief from the sudden death of a loved one.
All donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Sarz Sanctuary will supply tax-deductible receipts to your sponsors for the purpose of Meet You In Paris – 2019. Tax-deductible receipts will be issued by Sarz Sanctuary for any donation over $2. Receipts will only be issued for cash donations, not in kind for product donations.
Sarz Sanctuary cannot offer your sponsors any promotional or recognition benefits, but we strongly urge you to thank, promote and appreciate the individuals and businesses that have supported you.
A per person provisions levy will include MYIP2020 cycling shirt, event t-shirt, cap, entertainment and ferry (English channel crossing). The provisions levy is applicable to all riders and support crew. The provisions levy excludes accommodation and meals.
An invoice will be emailed to you after registration. The invoice is due for payment by the 16/03/20.
Your provision will be receipted as a paid invoice, not as a tax-deductible donation
Sarz Sanctuary will make group accommodation bookings for participants through a third party travel agent. Participants will pay the third party travel agent directly. All participants will stay at the same venue at a group-discounted rate (where possible). Accommodation costs are not covered by the provisions levy. A variety of room configurations will be offered.
An invoice will be emailed to you after registration from the third party travel agent. A 50% deposit is payable upon invoice with the final payment due 01/06/20.
Bike and helmet. International riders are encouraged to hire bikes from London for travel convenience. Sarz Sanctuary will ensure the return of the bike from Paris to London.
Suggested items to bring; your choice of bike shoes or trainers, padded shorts or pants, enthusiasm, water bottle holder fitted to your bike, sunscreen, sunglasses, gloves (optional),
A willingness to help your team and very loud cheering.
Please pack light. The support bus will have limited space for your luggage. Mark your luggage so that it is easily identifiable. Luggage will be packed into the bus storage each morning and available to be collected at each of the evening destinations. Bring a day bag or backpack for small personal items. These can be accessed throughout the day via the support crew.
NB:- Bike travel bag or box will be packed into the bus prior to departure on day one, then unpacked at the end of the event on the last day.
Yes, we work directly with a great hire company with excellent bikes.
Yes. Following the riders as support crew will be bike mechanical support.
Also on Saturday 21st, 3 – 6pm, (prior to departure on Sunday) riders are asked to enter their bikes for scrutineering at Borough Markets, where you will also receive your gift pack. For overseas travellers, our bike mechanic will be available to assist with final preparation after you have unpacked your bike from your travel bag/box. Your bike can be securely stored overnight at these facilities ready for the following morning’s departure.
If a rider gets a puncture, the team will stop and assist with the repair. The team leader will have the experience to deal with most mechanical issues and punctures. It is a good skill to have, so be involved in the repair of your own bike. Be sure to carry on your bike a replacement inner tube, puncture repair kit and tyre levers.
If you experience a major mechanical problem, the nominated bike mechanic will do their best to rectify the situation, and as quickly as possible.
Safety will be the number one consideration, though riders may choose to continue to ride in light rain or showers. Rain is unexpected during this time of year.
(To be cautious, pack a light rain jacket)