London to Cambridge

Sunday 25 Jul 2021Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cross, EN9 1AB60 miles (approx)

This ride has now passed.

Thanks to all the riders who took part on Sunday, and thanks also to those riders who were able to raise funds for the partner charities!


Covering 60 miles from the White Water Centre in north London to Jesus Green in Cambridge, the route winds through the peaceful country lanes and pretty villages of Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, with refreshment stops along the way to keep you fuelled and refreshed.

This event will be held in accordance with up to date Covid-safety advice from the Government, British Cycling and as advised in partnership with local statutory bodies.

We recommend that everyone taking part in one of our rides takes time to read the current How to Ride in a Group guide from British Cycling which you can read here.

Social distancing and other safety measures will be in place - full details will be emailed before the ride and updates can be seen on the Bike Events website here

We ask all riders to bring a mask, in case you need these at the refreshment stops, and to follow the Rule of 6, both when riding and at the refreshment stops which will have their own rules in place: please take note of these and follow them.
Also, please note that the third refreshment stop at Ickleton will be accepting CASH PAYMENTS ONLY.

To be on the safe side, we advise riders to not join the ride if they have been in contact with a person with a positive Covid test (or they suspect may be Covid-positive) or if they feel unwell

There is an amber weather warning set for Sunday but rain is not expected until the early evening and winds are predicted to be light

What riders say about the London to Cambridge ride:

'Altogether a perfect day out - and with live music, delicious foodstalls and beer tent to welcome you in at the Finish, what more could a cyclist ask for?!'

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

Map - click for larger version

Ride Details


Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cross, EN9 1AB


Jesus Green, Cambridge


60 miles (approx)

Challenge rating


Start times

7.30am - 9.30am


Entry Pack (enter no. of riders) (£26.50)
Team Entry (enter no. riders) (£26.00)

Other info

The ride is NOT a race or sportive. If you wear clipless pedals please set them so they are easy to get out if you have to stop
Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable.
Minimum age 14, riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Route closes at 5.30pm

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 junction 26 of M25: A121 towards Waltham Abbey, straight on at each roundabout,
At T-junction facing Royal Gunpowder Mills, left towards Waltham Cross along Highbridge St.
The entrance is in 100m on the right. To drop others off you may go into the park but you have to leave within 20 minutes or be charged. ALL DAY PARKING IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAR PARK IS LOCKED AT 7.00PM
No parking at the finish site on Jesus Common. Alternative parking is available nearby here.
COACH TRANSPORT - Covid now means we are unable to provide the coach + truck service as planned You may take bikes on the trains from Cambridge to Cheshunt (for the Start) or on to Liverpool St. in the afternoon
If you have booked transport please contact us.

Getting here by train

The nearest station to the start with a direct service from Cambridge is Cheshunt (trains leave from 07.31, 07.50, 08.32 + 08.50). If coming from London Liverpool St., please head for Cheshunt, too.
Greater Anglia trains are happy to take bicycles, but space for bicycles is limited, so please be patient - you may have to wait for the following train.
The route to the Start will be signed from Cheshunt - please follow our arrow stickers (black arrow on orange background) through Lee Valley Park to the White Water Centre.

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

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

We exist to further educational equality in the UK. We want disadvantaged young people to achieve their potential in education by making higher education open to anyone with academic potential, regardless of their background.
Charity Reg. no. 1167240
Universify Education Website

Crisis support people out of homelessness - for good. Through education, training and support with housing, employment and health, offering advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales

Reg. charity nos. E&W1082947 & SC040094

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

We help local people face incurable illness and bereavement, supporting them and their families, friends and carers. We also support children and adults who are facing bereavement.

Registered Charity Number: 280919


Raising money for CLIC Sargent will directly help children and young people with cancer, and their families. So join Team Young Lives and shout loud and proud for young lives against cancer.
Registered charity nos.1107328 (England & Wales) and SC039857 (Scotland)