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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).

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. 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.
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London to Cambridge

Sunday 02 Jul 2017

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This ride has now passed.

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the London to Cambridge event on Sunday. We hope you enjoyed it.
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Starting from Pickett's Lock in north London, the ride winds through beautiful countryside to the finish at Midsummer Common in the heart of Cambridge, where you'll be met with music, refreshments, beer tent and massage.

"I took part in the London to Cambridge ride on Sunday, I've cycled a fair number of sportives and other cycle events and wanted to say how well organised it was. Event pack, maps, food stops, support etc - all excellent. The marshalling, with a smiling marshall on every turn was exceptional (having gone off course on other events ;-). I look forward to doing another event in the future." W. C.

"I wish to thank you all for a fantastic event. I took part 7 years ago and of course last Sunday (No. 24). It was so well organised and professional." Tina R.

'The London to Cambridge ride...a great event, pleasant, inclusive and very enjoyable...' Paul Humphries

Ride Details
StartLee Valley Leisure Centre, Pickett's Lock, off Meridian Way, London N9 0AS.
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FinishMidsummer Common, Victoria Ave. (A1303) Cambridge, CB5 8DA
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Distance60 miles (approx)
Challenge Rating ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 2080ft.
Getting There: CarFrom M25 junction 25: A10 - A110 - A1055 to the Start. Parking all day at start costs £3 (tickets available on the day)
No parking at the finish site on Midsummer Common. Alternative parking is available nearby here..

COACH TRANSPORT
If you have booked a morning coach ticket, please meet at Midsummer Common at 5:45am.

Coaches will run at set times in the afternoon to take cyclists/bikes back to the Start - approximately 1.30, 4.00 and 5.30pm. All journeys are non-stop.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE USING COACH TRANSPORT, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO START UNTIL 08.30am
Advance booking recommended as spaces cannot be guaranteed on the day - tickets cost £25 for you and your bike.
NB TRANSPORT TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE There will be a limited supply of bubblewrap on the day.
Getting There: TrainThe nearest station to the start is Edmonton Green - 3.3m ride to the start at Lee Valley.
Greater Anglia trains from Cambridge will take bikes, this is on a first come first serve basis and the number of bikes taken will depend on space, but as it is an event there will be more taken than the normal 4 per train. Please see National Rail for train times. If you have any queries regarding bikes please call Greater Anglia on 0345 600 7245 and press Option 8.
Start Times7.00am - 9.30am
Local Infowww.visitlondon.com
www.visitcambridge.org
Other InfoMinimum age 14, riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Route closes at 5.30pm
Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable.

It is recommended that all riders 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
PricingEntry Pack (£24.00)
Team Entry (Enter no. required) (£23.50)
SVB Team (£21.00)
Transport AM (£25.00)
Transport PM (£25.00)

SUPPORT SERVICESRULES OF THE RIDERIDE PREPARATION

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This is an Open Event - your entry fee goes towards the running of the ride.

You can ride for one of the charities below (select when you book online) or for a charity of your choice (contact them after you've booked to arrange sponsorship collection).

CHARITIES - please click HERE for information about how to get involved and for details of our Open Event fundraising packages.


SMA Support UK logo


We are an established charity that supports and empowers anyone affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy. We are advocates for better services and access to better treatments so that people affected by SMA are empowered and enabled to live full lives. We are committed to help fund to facilitate research to raise public and professional awareness of SMA.

Charity reg no. 1106815
www.smasupportuk.org.uk



CoppaFeel logo


CoppaFeel! was founded in 2009 by Kristin Hallenga, following her diagnosis of secondary breast cancer at 23. She made it her mission to ensure other young people don’t find themselves in a similar situation; where they’re told the cancer cannot be cured because it was found late.
CoppaFeel! want to live in a world where all breast cancers are diagnosed at the earliest stage possible, at which treatments are more effective and survival rates are higher. We want to stamp out late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer by ensuring that people know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what their boobs look and feel like normally, check their boobs regularly throughout their lifetime and have the confidence to see their doctor if they spot anything unusual.
Without the support of our fantastic fundraisers, we simply wouldn’t be able to carry out our life-saving work, so thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to #TeamBoobs!

Charity reg. no. 1132366
www.coppafeel.org



Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT) logo

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is the only charity dedicated to making a difference for patients at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals. Whether it’s treatment for an emergency, acute condition, pregnancy or long term illness, we believe that every patient deserves the highest quality of care available. With the help of many generous supporters, we provide funds so that your local hospitals can offer the very best care day after day, year after year.

Our aim is to continue to support the hospitals by raising funds for cutting edge technology, additional specialist services, vital research and extra comforts for patients that make all the difference over and above what would be possible through NHS funding alone.

For further information about Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 01223 217757 or visit www.act4addenbrookes.org.uk
Registered Charity Number 1170103



Orthopaedic Research UK logo

Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) aims to improve the lives of millions of adults and children affected by bone and joint disease through funding high quality research, training and education.

Our research projects promote collaboration between surgeons, scientists and engineers. They have helped develop new artificial limbs and joints, led to better pain relief, increased insights into conditions such as bone tumours, arthritis and osteoporosis and improved the treatment of sporting and trauma injuries.

Registered Charity Number 1111657
www.oruk.org


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