London to Cambridge

Sunday 21 Jul 2019Lee Valley Leisure Centre, Pickett's Lock, off Meridian Way, London N9 0AS.60 miles (approx)

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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 from Pickett’s Lock in north London to the new Finish at Jesus Green in the heart of Cambridge. The ride winds through the country lanes of Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, with refreshment stops along the route and live music, food, beer tent and massage at the end. This year the Cambridge Goes Electric festival will be at the finish, with electric bikes to see and try.
Free Electric Bikes Available for this Ride! Collect a bike from Electric Bike Sales in Cambridge before the event, use the transport to get to the start, ride to Cambridge and drop it off at the finish line. Modern electric bikes are just like cycling with the exception that you feel like a younger super version of you! see

Sign up to this amazing summer ride and enjoy a fantastic day out with thousands of fellow cyclists
'The London to Cambridge ride...a great event, pleasant, inclusive and very enjoyable...' Paul Humphries

PLEASE NOTE: The date for this event has CHANGED to SUNDAY 21st JULY

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Ride Details


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


Jesus Green, Victoria Ave. (A1303) Cambridge, CB5 8DA


60 miles (approx)

Challenge rating


Start times

7.30am - 9.30am


Entry Pack/s (enter no.) (collect at Start) (£25.00)
Entry Packs/s (enter no.) (posted out) (£28.00)
Team Entry (enter no. riders) (collect at Start) (£24.00)
Team Entry (Enter no. riders) (posted out) (£27.00)
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 Jesus Green. Alternative parking is available nearby here..

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

CHANGE to COACH TIMES IN THE AFTERNOON. Not many people are needing this service so we will run it at one time slot in the afternoon to take cyclists/bikes back to the Start - approximately 5.00pm. All journeys are non-stop. Trains will be running all afternoon.

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. Please see National Rail for train times. If you have any queries regarding bikes please call Greater Anglia on 0345 600 7245.

Sorry, no photographer on this ride

You're welcome to raise money 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).

CHARITIES - please contact us for information about how to get involved and for details of our Open Event fundraising packages

Cam Sight is a Cambridgeshire charity that supports local people of all ages living with low vision and blindness. We work to enhance independence, improve well-being, and promote inclusion.
Charity no. 201640

To support, empower and inspire people affected by sight loss in Essex, through delivering high quality services.
FFI please contact us at

Head to Toe is the official Charity for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Our aim is to enhance the Trusts ability to improve the health and wellbeing of the people it serves and the staff who care for them.
Registered Charity No. 1099485. FFI please visit