London to Cambridge

Sunday 30 Jun 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 starting in Pickett’s Lock in north London and ending 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.

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

Start

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

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

60 miles (approx)

Challenge rating

ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 2080ft.

Start times

7.30am - 9.30am

Pricing

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 Jesus Green. 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 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 £25.50 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.


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

To support, empower and inspire people affected by sight loss in Essex, through delivering high quality services.
FFI please contact us at office@support4sight.org.uk