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Event Details

9:00am 9th October – 7:00pm October 11 2014
Centaur Offices, London, United Kingdom
3 days

Sorry, bookings for this event are now closed.


UPDATE! Now taking bookings for London to Brighton stage on 9 October. Join us for an epic day in the saddle!

We'll set off en masse from The Mall (where else) and head down to Putney from where you go at your own pace. Lunch at a gastro pub breaks the journey, and then its onto Brighton and drinks by the sea.

>> Find out more and sign up 

If you're looking for something to take you that little bit further, why not carrying onto Paris? From 9-11 October, this is the Marketing Cycle - our industry's very own not-for-profit / social / networking / sporting event.

It's your opportunity (er, excuse?) to get a few days on the road with clients, colleagues, contacts and marketing friends.

With 230 miles to cover in three days it's a challenge for anyone. But above all it's about marketers getting together: the camaraderie, enjoying the ride, stunning landscapes, and catching up over a few glasses of wine in the evenings.

We're also planning a couple of training rides and socials before the ride itself, so you can get as involved as you want to. Keep your eye out for announcements about these dates and other good stuff in the works.


Who's behind it?

As Marketing WeekEconsultancy and the Festival of Marketing, we at Centaur Marketing frequently bring the marketing community together and love the buzz that's created when it happens. So why not add bikes?

We're working with the brilliant Ride25 team who have devised the route, arranged accommodation and meals, and who will also take care of everything you need in the run up to the event. 

Who's coming?

The Marketing Cycle is open to everyone from the marketing industry, and so far is attracting fairly senior people from agencies and brands. Typically they're pretty keen cyclists, but everywhere on the spectrum from commuters to the type found bombing around Box Hill in lycra at 6am every Sunday. 

Bring a team, bring a colleague or your clients - and meet new people along the way.



Leaving the capital behind us, we will weave our way through south London's suburbs to the hustle and bustle of Brighton where we will stop for the night.


Our second morning begins with a quick cycle to Newhaven where we will catch the ferry to Dieppe. Our first miles on French soil will lead us to the pretty town of Gournay-en-Bray where we will recharge for the night.


Waking up bright and early in France, we will begin our final day by coursing through the countryside before finishing with a memorable ride along the river Seine up to the iconic Eiffel Tower.


View map Centaur Offices

Centaur Offices

Wells Point
79 Wells Street
United Kingdom

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Cost details

What's included?

  • Three nights’ accommodation in a clean, comfortable hotel (in Brighton, Gournay-en-Bray and Paris).  All rooms will have twin beds and we will allocate you a room partner unless you specify who you would like to share with.  (You may select a single supplement in the booking process if you prefer not to share)
  • Ferry trip from Newhaven to Dieppe
  • Three meals a day plus stops for snacks
  • Support vehicle to transport your luggage (clothes and supplies) from each stage to the next
  • Back-up vehicles to provide you with medical help and any assistance should you need a rest – these will include a trained medic, a bike specialist and a Ride25 team leader, all on hand to give you all the practical help and moral support you need
  • A digital map in the format of a .gpx file for mobile navigation devices such as Garmin. Or if you prefer, customised, waterproof route maps including essential directions, pitstops and interesting information on the area.
  • New, bespoke high quality breathable ‘Marketing Cycle’ cycling shirts for every day of your trip. These will be fully personalised for you.
  • Daily fresh fruit and water in the support vehicles
  • A drink on us at the bar at the end of each day
  • Celebratory dinner
  • A ‘Finisher’s’ shirt presented at the celebratory dinner

What's not included?

  • Flights / trains and transfers from Paris back to the UK – please organise your own way home
  • A bike – we recommend that you use a road bike, but some of our Riders have used hybrids and Bromptons in the past
  • Personal Insurance

Total price: £1100 (£250 deposit)


Find out more about the Marketing Cycle 2014 or book now if you're ready for the challenge!

If you have any questions, you can contact the Centaur Marketing team by emailing marketing.cycle@econsultancy.com.

For any queries about the ride itself, please contact Ride25 who will be happy to help.

Event Details

9:00am 9th October – 7:00pm October 11 2014
Centaur Offices, London, United Kingdom
3 days

Sorry, bookings for this event are now closed.