Amateur Matt Exley (Skoda 2) took the 36ONE leaders jersey for the 11th edition of the event. Last year Matt won the sprinters jersey and his experience of the event paid off this year. The amateur competition was extremely close with top four riders within seconds of each other. In the pro category, Dean Downing of NFTO took the 36ONE leaders jersey. Dean who will be retiring a little later this year was riding his first full London-Paris.
HotChillee today (Monday 23/6/14) announces the dates for next years HotChillee London-Paris event. Once again it is timed to take place the week before the 2015 Tour de France when cycling interest is at a maximum.
HotChillee today announces the official teams for the 11th edition of The London-Paris. There are a record 36 teams entered. The team competition first introduced in the 2007 edition has become a significant part of the event.
Where will you be riding this weekend? If you are in the UK you have the Bank Holiday weekend to look forward to. We've organised a special training ride starting from G!RO Cafe in Esher, UK. Why not join us and meet up with your old ride buddies if you've not been around or if you want to experience the HotChillee camaraderie and now legendary Ride Captains, at a venue with superb coffee and cake. If you're new to riding and just want to drop in for a chat and coffee we'll see you there.
We have a few places available to supporters of HotChillee to ride the first Stage (London to Folkstone) of this years London-Paris.
Following the hugely successful tenth edition of The London-Paris, HotChillee will open a limited number of first-come-first-served Early Bird entries for The London-Paris 2014 at 12 noon (BST) on 2nd July and all Official Team enquiries are being taken now. The London-Paris 2014 will take place on 26th to 29th June 2014 and entries will again be restricted to 450 places, which in previous years have sold out within seconds.
On Saturday, riders on the tenth edition of The London-Paris started the third and final stage. Under grey skies and in windy conditions, 400 riders left Amiens for Paris. The support crew guided all six speed groups along the 168km route with a total ascent of 1126m.
On the 20th June, 400 riders will cross the start-line for the tenth edition of The London-Paris, embarking on the ride of their lifetime. The London-Paris sees amateurs, pros, legends and celebrities all cycling together in the six pelotons, supported by Ride Captains, NEG Motorbike Outriders, Skoda Support vehicles and mechanics. It is the flagship event in HotChillee’s Global Event Series, known as ‘the professional event for amateurs’.
HotChillee, London, 23rd May 2013 – HotChillee today announces that 17-year-old South African Development Rider, Nicholas Dlamini will cycle The London-Paris as part of HotChillee’s Development Rider Programme. This initiative sees the sponsorship of local, young and talented disadvantaged riders on HotChillee’s Cape Rouleur in South Africa. Nicholas Dlamini impressed so much during the Cape Rouleur 2013 that he is being sponsored to fly to Europe to take part in HotChillee’s flagship event.
Not long ago, cycling in the UK was looked upon as an anachronistic, idealistic, left-field, road-clogging abomination of a pastime by the majority of our motor vehicle-obsessed inhabitants. And as a sport, it was a dangerously foreign mystery. Today, though, the market for the bike in all forms is enormous. Cyclosportifs are big business and at head of the field for challenge events stands The London-Paris.