London to Cambridge

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

THE LONDON TO CAMBRIDGE BIKE RIDE 2021

Covering 60 miles from the White Water Centre in north London to Jesus Green in Cambridge, the route winds through the peaceful country lanes 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
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

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Ride Details

Start

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

Jesus Green, Cambridge
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Distance

60 miles (approx)

Challenge rating

ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 2080ft.

Start times

7.30am - 9.30am

Pricing

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

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 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. Parking all day at start costs £3 (tickets available on the day)
No parking at the finish site on Jesus Common. Alternative parking is available nearby here..

COACH TRANSPORT - THIS IS SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT ADVICE. UPDATED INFORMATION TO COME SOON.
We have temporarily turned off the transport booking facility while we await further news from the coach company regarding social distancing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE DO RUN A COACH SERVICE IN THE MORNING, 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. If you book MORNING transport, your name will be on a list so no ticket needed (For riders who opt to collect packs at start of ride).
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 Waltham Cross (close to start) or Cheshunt.
TRAIN UPDATES TO COME SOON.

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

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 www.HeadToToeCharity.org

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


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


GET FUNDRAISING!

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.
www.clicsargent.co.uk
Registered charity nos.1107328 (England & Wales) and SC039857 (Scotland)


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