Dashers in Paris

The Duchenne Dash

The Duchenne Dash started 6 years ago, when our patron, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and a small group of friends, cycled from London to Paris. It has grown to become Duchenne UK’s biggest and most challenging event of the year!

The Duchenne Dash is a unique, exclusive and very special cycling event that emulates the iconic arrival of the Tour de France into Paris.

Our 24-hour ride leaves London on Friday, and arrives in Paris the following day. Uniquely we have motorbike escorts all the way from London to Paris: PLUS our French escorts stop the traffic for us in a rolling road block. SO, that means: NO stopping at traffic lights, no pesky cars getting in the way, support and safety all the way, and arriving into Paris along the Champs-Élysées and under the Eiffel Tower in a near Tour De France fashion.

We also offer: experienced ride captains assigned to each team, mobile bike mechanic vehicles to fix punctures and breakages as we go, all food along the way - including dinner, breakfast on the ferry, lunch on the road and various well stocked snack stops.

The Dash concludes with a gala dinner on the Saturday night overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

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The Duchenne Dash 7th Edition 

Date: Friday 7th - Saturday 8th June 2019

To register your interest for 2019 please email: dash@duchenneuk.org and one of the team will be back in touch in due course.

We offer two registration packages:
Le Grande:

£450 per person, including;

• Total event support, including; medics, mechanics, outriders and escorts in both the UK and France

• Transport including; night ferry to France on Friday 7th June and return Eurostar to London on Sunday 9th June

• Return bike transport to a central London location

• Food and drink throughout the race

• Evening meal and hot shower at the Premiere Inn Newhaven

• Branded cycling jersey

• Hotel accommodation (based on a twin or triple room, sharing) in Paris on Saturday 8th June, including breakfast

• Dinner at the Duchenne Dash Gala Dinner on Saturday 8th June in Paris

Le Petite:

£390 per person, including;

• Total event support, including; medics, mechanics, outriders and escorts in both the UK and France

• Transport including; night ferry to France on Friday 7th June and return Eurostar to London on Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th June

• Return bike transport to a central London location

• Food and drink throughout the race

• Evening meal and hot shower at the Premiere Inn Newhaven

• Branded cycling jersey

NB: Le Petite package does not include accommodation or attendance at the gala dinner in Paris

Fundraising Target:

The 2017 and 2018 Dash events each raised a staggering £1million! We have now set a precedent and want to do the same in 2019. To give us the best chance of hitting this target, we ask each cyclist commits to raising a minimum of £4,000.

The Duchenne DashMAX

Date: Friday 7th – Saturday 15th June 2019

For the past 2 years, a group of Dashers have MAXed the Dash by continuing on from Paris to cycle to Monaco over 6 days. This year the DashMAX is going to BIARRITZ!

The MAX starts with the Duchenne Dash 24-hour ride from London to Paris. However, as all the Dashers are recovering in Paris, the MAXers will continue south-west cycling a further 1,200KM over 7 days taking in the sights of the Loire, Dordogne and the vineyards around Bordeaux. And just for good measure, we have thrown in a couple of iconic Pyrenean climbs to keep you on your toes.

The MAX is a fully supported VIP cycling experience, for a small group of committed enthusiasts.

For more information and details about the packages we are offering and the fundraising requirements, please visit: https://duchennedashmax.co.uk/

If you are already keen, please drop us a line to register your interest: dash@duchenneuk.org

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