London to Cambridge

Sunday 26 Jul 2020Lee Valley Leisure Centre, Pickett's Lock, off Meridian Way, London N9 0AS.60 miles (approx)

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Covering 60 miles from Pickett’s Lock in north London to the new Finish at Jesus Green in the heart of 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.

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

And for those wanting keep up with the latest in cycling technology, this year's Cambridge Goes Electric festival will be at the Finish too, with electric bikes to see and try. Not only that but 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 yourself! see for details

'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/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..

COACH TRANSPORT
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.

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. 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


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