Day 1 - Thursday 3rd May 2018
Brighton to Brussels via Eurostar
3miles / 5 mins cycling + train
Overnight stay in Aalst, just north of Brussels
7:00 We will board the British Airways i360 for our World Record attempt 'Mile in the Sky' where our team of cyclists will cycle around the inside of the i360 pod as it ascends and then once back at ground level, will cycle out of the pod and over the start line to start the cycle event. We will then head for Brighton Station where we will load the bicycles into the bike van for their onward journey to meet us in Brussels. We will then travel to London to catch the 10:58 Eurostar from London Kings Cross.
14:05 Arrive in Brussels.
16:30 Arrive at EU Parliament building to be met by MP Keith Taylor
17:00 Tour of the EU Parliament building
18:00 Photos outside the EU with bicycles
18:30 - 21:00 Dinner in Brussels
22:00 Arrive back at the EU Parliament building for the 22:30 Brighton Fringe Festival fireworks launch by the Mayor via live video link
23:00 Hotel and sleep in Aalst
Day 2 - Friday 4th May 2017
Aalst to Bruges via Koppenberg hill climb
Click here for the route via Koppenberg hill climb
Click here for the route via Oudenaarde
65 miles / 5h 25min + 2 hour lunch stop
The second day of the route sets off after breakfast to cycle along dedicated cycle paths through towns and villages heading north west from Brussels. Upon reaching the River Scheldt we then follow the riverside cycle path for 6 miles. The team will then attempt the famous Koppenberg Cobbled Hill climb!
09:30 Depart Aalst
13:00 lunch stop in Oudenaarde
18:00 Arrive in Bruges
20:00 Dinner at Delaneys restaurant in Bruges
Day 3 - Saturday 5th May 2018
Bruges to Lille
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58 miles / 4hr 30mins + 2 hour lunch stop
09:00 Depart Bruges
13:00 lunch stop in Ypres
17:00 Arrive in Lille
20:00 Dinner at restaurant (tbc) in Lille
Day 4 - Sunday 6th May 2017
Lille to Brighton
Click here for the route from Haywards Heath to Brighton
via Eurostar to London
12:35 depart Lille Eurostar
12:57 arrive London
13:42 depart London train to Haywards Heath
15:30 cycle from Haywards Heath to Brighton
17:00 arrive Brighton for welcome party
NB. Travel and Accommodation costs to be paid for by each cyclist.
Please contact our booking agent Joseph at Holiday Time on the details below to make your reservation.
£TBC per person when sharing a room or £TBC for single occupancy. This includes all accommodation in Aalst (Brussels), Bruges and Lille, outward Eurostar journey to Brussels and return Eurostar journey to London plus and coach travel within Belgium.
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