map of route for 24 hours to Le Mans

24 hours 2 Le Mans is a brand new cycling challenge set for 11th – 13th June 2017 in aid of The Sick Children’s Trust. We’re inviting cyclists from the UK and beyond to test their endurance and ride from The Royal London Hospital, East London to the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans – in 24 hours.

Aided by a comprehensive support crew, the riders will cycle in relay teams of three through around 360 miles of English and French countryside. Their final destination will be the home of the world famous motor endurance race, the week before it takes place.



The course will make the most of the South Downs in the UK and follow a beautiful route through Northern France towards the medieval city of Le Mans in the Loire Valley. Using national road networks, but avoiding motorways and autoroutes, it will be fully assessed, including a final verification just 24 hours before the event to ensure it’s suitability.


Riders will have the backing of a full support crew, including medical and sports physiotherapists, mechanics and general assistance. Support vehicles will be manned by people who know the route and will stay with the riders at all times to guide them and ensure their safety.

Food and Accommodation

Food will be provided for riders from setting off to arriving in Le Mans, culminating in a celebratory meal at the end of the event. Accommodation will be in pre-erected tents at the Circuit de la Sarthe.


24h2lm will depart London on the afternoon of Sunday 11th June. We will arrive at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans just over 24 hours later (we’re not making you pedal whilst we cross the channel!) on Monday 12th June. Those not wishing to stay for the race will depart on Tuesday 13th June and will arrive back in the UK later that day.


To take part in the 24 hours 2 Le Mans, you just need to raise a minimum of £500 for The Sick Children’s Trust. You can raise this by asking people to sponsor you to complete the event, or you could devise fun, creative ways to not only meet but exceed your target.

We’re putting together some extra challenges to help you encourage people to donate as much as possible for The Sick Children’s Trust. Watch this space for more details.