London to Oxford

Sunday 26 Jun 2016Syon Park, Park Rd, Brentford, TW8 8JF60 miles (approx)

This ride has now passed.

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the London to Oxford ride on Sunday to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.
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Rider photos

If you need to contact Bike Events staff at the Oxford this Sunday 26th June you can call us on 07857 477291. This number will only be active between 07.30 and 17:00 this Sunday. We will give out Medical Emergency and Mechanics/Pick-up phone numbers at the Start line.

Enjoy a great Summer's day cycling from London through the Chilterns to Oxford to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

Starting from beautiful Syon Park in Brentford, we first visit Fulmer and Burnham Beeches before stopping for lunch by the river at Marlow. The route then climbs into the Chiltern Hills and crosses Christmas Common with a stop at Chalgrove before heading to the Finish at Oxpens Meadows, on the banks of the Thames, in the heart of Oxford. There you'll enjoy live music, refreshments and a well-earned drink in the beer tent!

Map - click for larger version

Ride Details


Syon Park, Park Rd, Brentford, TW8 8JF


Oxpens Meadow, Oxpens Rd., Oxford OX1 1RQ


60 miles (approx)

Challenge rating


Start times

7.30 to 9.30am at a time to suit you


Entry Pack (£19.50)
Team Entry (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£19.00)
Transport AM (£24.50)
Transport PM (£24.50)

Local info
Please try not to dump your bikes in the parking spaces at The Royal Oak (Marlow) refreshment stop - there is plenty of space on the grass. Thanks!

Other info

Transport - coaches run in the morning at 6am to take riders from Oxford to the start in London and costs £24.50. Coaches run at set times in the afternoon (3.30pm and 5.30pm approx) to take cyclists back to the Start.
Advance booking recommended as spaces cannot be guaranteed on the day. NB transport tickets are non-refundable.
PLEASE NOTE : We are loading the transport in Osney Lane, OX1 1TB. Here's a link to a Google map showing exactly where: Click here

Minimum age 14. Riders under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18 and wear a helmet. Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day

** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**

GPX routes are available after online booking.

For answers to common queries about our rides, please see our ONLINE FAQs

Ride Gradings

Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).

Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).

For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).

These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

Getting here by car

Syon Park is 2 miles north of A316, along the A3004 or M4 Jct 1, A205, A315. Parking on site £3 in advance or pay on the day. Vehicle entrance on south-west side of Estate (Park Road), cyclists entrance on north-east side, off A315.
Parking at Finish - City of Oxford College opposite finish area (OX1 1SA) from 5.30am Sunday morning: it's 'first come, first served' (£10/day cash only).

Getting here by train

Brentford (1 mile) or Richmond (2.5 miles) - signed from Brentford only.
Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes. However, please note that carriage of bikes from Oxford by train is very limited, therefore we encourage you to register for our own transport!
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950

Sorry, no photographer on this ride

In the UK 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. It mainly affects men over 50 and that risk increases with age. We need to act NOW. Help support our research for a future without prostate cancer.
Registered charity number 1156027

Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU

Raise £300 in sponsorship and PCRC will reward you with one of their stylish and much sought-after cycling jerseys. Medals will be available to riders at the Finish line in return for a donation.