About us


Starting 12 years ago with a "how hard can it be" attitude the famous HotChillee LONDON-PARIS has developed into a cult "must do" event. The unique pro experience of enjoying rolling road closures into the centre of Paris a week before the Tour de France starts is always emotional.

It is renowned for not only being a demanding endurance event but also the exceptional camaraderie and now legendary Ride Captains.

Each stage includes flagged race sections where riders can compete for either the yellow, red or green Leader's Jerseys.

Stars who have completed the LONDON-PARIS include:

  • Stephen Roche
  • Sean Kelly
  • Nigel Mansell
  • Maurizio Fondriest
  • Matt Prior
  • Magnus Backstedt
  • James Cracknell
  • Will Carling
  • Joel Stransky
  • John Salako

The LONDON-PARIS is restricted to 400 riders and is supported by 250 crew, motorbike outriders, masseurs, paramedics, mechanics and neutral service team, and is known as the closest an amateur can get to experiencing the Tour de France.

Our objective remains to create intense sporting experiences with rigorous attention to safety and logistics. The Daily Telegraph named the LONDON-PARIS as one of the top 25 participation events in the world, alongside the NYC and London marathons.

At the heart of the LONDON-PARIS is our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme. Our cyclists, partners and sponsors have helped charities all over the world. Their desire to work for a better world strikes a chord with us and knowing that everything we raise goes directly to the beneficiaries is truly refreshing. We have been associated with several charities since 2004:

  • Schools for Children of Cambodia (SCC) - schooling and eduction for the disadvantaged
  • Morning Star for aids orphans in Africa - assistance, care and education for aids orphans in Africa
  • Christel House - schooling and education for the disadvantaged
  • Geoff Thomas Foundation - Leukemia research fast track
  • DEBRA - helping people with genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • UK Youth - positive about youth
  • The Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust - raising funds to re provide sports facilities at Stoke Mandeville Hospital
  • Samaritans

Other events managed by HotChillee have included:

  • Alpine Challenge
  • Cape Rouleur
  • Le Grand Truc
  • Dunkerque-Roubaix with Geraint Thomas
  • Ride the Volcano
  • HotChillee Training Series
  • HotChillee Sportive
  • HotChillee Rendezvous
  • End to End Relay Challenge
  • Circuit Series at BikeRadarLive

HotChillee - 'A World Without Limits'

The LONDON-PARIS is managed by the events company, HOTCHILLEE and is located out of London, UK at the following address:

HotChillee Limited
Berkeley Square House
Berkeley Square
London W1J 6BD

Company Incorporated in England and Wales, Company Number 05069979
Registered Company Address: Broadway Secretaries Ltd, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL
VAT Reg No: GB 114 1454 56

For information email us at: info@hotchillee.com
Web Site: www.hotchillee.com

Founder Sven Thiele

Latest News

The Dunkerque-Roubaix with Geraint Thomas - Results

Tuesday 28th April 2015

The 2nd edition of HotChilleeÂ’s Dunkerque-Roubaix with Geraint Thomas took place on Sunday 26th April. The event included Welsh pro Geraint Thomas, Tour de France legend Stephen Roche and a cross section of male and female amateur riders.

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OFFRIDING cycling events launched - A new series of multi-day gravel rides

Wednesday 25th March 2015

HotChillee with OPEN cycle announces the formation of a new series of cycling events that take you off-the-beaten-path. Developed by long-time cycling entrepreneurs Gerard Vroomen, Andy Kessler and Sven Thiele, OFFRIDING are free spirited multi-stage gravel rides exploring some of the most beautiful sites and regions around the world. It is bound by a sense of adventure to explore and complete the challenge rather than racing. As such, going off-course is actually encouraged.

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