Bath Rugby Foundation

French 400

Join us on three spectacular days cycling 400 kilometers through the Normandy countryside raising funds for the Bath Rugby Foundation – sign up now! 

We will be riding from Quineville along the coast to Caen on day one taking in the stunning beaches of the Normandy Landings.

Day two will take us further up the coast to lunch in the picturesque port of Honfleur, then back to Caen through the varied countryside that Normandy has to offer.

On day three we leave Caen and head to Rouen.  We have some challenging climbs on this section but they are all rewarded with the most amazing views especially when you arrive in Beaumont en Auge with its chocolate box buildings and typically Normandy reception.  We will finish our ride in a forest outside Rouen and then head in to the City for a celebratory Gala reception and dinner.

The next morning we will have the chance to see the sites of Rouen before heading on the coach to the port of Caen for our journey home.

Click here to download our information pack with a full description of the ride, day by day.

  • Open to everyone from beginners to experts
  • Groups will be led out by ride leaders suited to your skill and speed
  • Garmin / iPhone compatible route maps
  • Mechanical and Medical support
  • Your bikes will be transported in trailers on the back of the coaches and do not need to be boxed!
  • All transport, accommodation, and food is provided for the entirety of the ride.
  • Rest stops located along the route every day

Sign up now for a deposit of £250 to secure your place.

There are then three options for payment:

  • OPTION A: Registration Fee £250 + Minimum Fundraising Target £949
  • OPTION B: Registration Fee £250 + Balance £349 + Minimum Fundraising Target £600
  • OPTION C: Registration fee plus balance £949


Why you should sign up for this ride?

You’ll be raising money for Bath Rugby Foundation, the charitable arm of Bath Rugby. The charity runs numerous award winning programs helping disadvantaged children in Bath and the surrounding areas.

From a more personal perspective, you’ll be sharing some pain and enormous achievement with many other like minded souls!

This challenge will remain in your memory for years, if not for ever. Even if you’ve never cycled before, you can complete this event.

For full details of the ride, download the information pack.

And if you still need convincing:

‘Not only did I get to see the beautiful scenery from the freedom of my bike but I also made lots of wonderful new friends.  On top of that raising money for the Foundation made the accomplishment all the more fulfilling. I wouldn’t hesitate to sign up to a future cycling event.’

(Claire – Giant Cause Bike Ride 2016)

‘Thank you, thank you, and thank you.  I cannot believe six months ago I hadn’t been on a bike for over 20 years and now I’ve completed 975 miles in 10 days! The support from the Foundation leading up to the event was truly amazing’

(Pauline – John O’Groats – Land’s End 2013)

‘I’ve done a fair few different challenges over the years and suffice to say this was the most fun I’ve ever had on a bike. Organisation was perfect, hotels fantastic and a great bunch of people.’

(Martyn – Giant Cause Bike Ride 2016)

‘The last 5 days have been truly memorable, thank you for the camaraderie, team work, highs, lows & great banter. What an amazing achievement for everyone.’

Neil – Giant Cause Bike Ride 2016)

‘I’m 64 years old and have probably just had the best weekend of my life (hope my wife doesn’t read this!). Cycling 50 miles from Bath to Gloucester had never crossed my mind as being achievable, let alone cycling back the next day. Well…I did it and what’s more, I’ve now done it twice.  I did it in the company of some wonderfully supportive people, young and old. Bath beat Gloucester, we had a fantastic night celebrating in Cheltenham and even with a slight hangover, I enjoyed the cycle home to a wonderful welcome at the Recreation Ground.’

(James – Gloucester weekend 2014 & 2016)

So what are you waiting for? Click here to sign up now.

Need more information? Email [email protected] or [email protected] for more and be sure to download the information pack for a full itinerary.

The French 400 has been kindly supported by Rygor and sponsored by The Flying Pig Renovation Company

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