London to Cambridge

Sunday 01 Jul 2018Lee Valley Leisure Centre, Pickett's Lock, off Meridian Way, London N9 0AS.60 miles (approx)

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Many thanks to everyone who took part in the London to Cambridge ride on Sunday. We hope you had a great day!
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The fantastic London to Cambridge ride is a very popular event with cyclists of all abilities. The route covers around 60 miles starting in Pickett’s Lock in north London and ending at Midsummer Common in the heart of Cambridge. The ride winds through Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, with lots of refreshment stops along the route and live music, food, beer tent and massage at the end.

Entry fees go towards the safe running of the event; Amnesty International UK needs participants to raise sponsorship to help defend human rights and protect vulnerable people around the world.
Sign up to this amazing summer ride and enjoy a fantastic day out with thousands of fellow cyclists. Don’t just take our word for how great this event is:

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

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Ride Details


Lee Valley Leisure Centre, Pickett's Lock, off Meridian Way, London N9 0AS.


Midsummer Common, Victoria Ave. (A1303) Cambridge, CB5 8DA


60 miles (approx)

Challenge rating


Start times

7.30am - 9.30am


Entry Pack (£24.00)
Team Entry (Enter no. required) (£23.50)
Transport AM (£25.50)
Transport PM (£25.50)

Other info

Minimum 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

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

From 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..

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 and 5.30pm. All journeys are non-stop.

Advance booking recommended as spaces cannot be guaranteed on the day - tickets cost £25.50 for you and your bike.
NB TRANSPORT TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE There will be a limited supply of bubblewrap on the day.

Getting here by train

The nearest stations to the start are Ponders End (very close to start) or 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, the usual number is 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.

Sorry, no photographer on this ride

Help Amnesty International UK defend human rights.
Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust reg charity nos.1051681 (England & Wales) / SCO39534 (Scotland).
FFI please contact us on 020 7033 1646