The Greatest two day cycle weekend in the UK. An iconic and diverse route, full route signage and support, a colourful family-friendly festival and over 2,000 like-minded riders. This is how to do multi-day cycling!
About the event
From the urban playground of Central London out into the winding country lanes of the North Wessex Downs and The Chilterns, the 155-mile, 360° loop around The Capital is one to tick off the cycling bucket list.
- Windsor Family Festival Basecamp
- Exciting new route for 2020
- The perfect introduction to multi-day riding
- Choice of one or two day ride
Whether you’re a casual weekend rider or aiming for the Tour de France, we are proud to offer an unrivaled level of support to help you achieve your goals.
All inclusive Weekender
This package includes overnight camping, showers, massage, dinner, breakfast plus much more. Few people can claim to have ridden a full 360° loop of 155 miles around the Capital; we support you all the way to ensure you are one of them.
Registration Fee: £59
Minimum Sponsorship: £450
Ridden on 9th May 2020, the ultimate 1-day cycling challenge. Test your limits and challenge yourself by taking on the entire 155 mile route in one day. Starting and finishing at Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
The route will test the toughest of cyclists. Are you up for the challenge?
- Registration Fee: £39
- Minimum Sponsorship: £450
Whether you choose the Weekender or the Ultra our Fundraising Team will be on hand to help you prepare for the event and to support your fundraising. We will provide a fundraising pack and all riders will receive a London's Air Ambulance team cycle jersey.
Heading clockwise, south from Lee Valley Athletics Centre, we join the top section of the 2012 Olympic Road Race route, before heading through Central London and taking in the iconic city sights; venturing past the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
After clearing the City, you will head out to tackle the stunning climbs and descents of the North Downs before heading West towards Windsor Great Park and for those riding the Weekender the festival basecamp to relax and celebrate the day’s achievements.
The route then heads back via the Chiltern Hills and ancient Epping Forest to the finish at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre. 155 miles with 7,476ft of climb It’s guaranteed to be a weekend to remember!
If you have any questions about the event, or would like to discuss anything about riding with London's Air Ambulance please contact Sophie [email protected] / 020 3023 3303
How much is the registration fee?
What is the minimum sponsorship?
Who can take part?
You must be 16 years old and over. Permitted bikes include handcycles and recumbents, as this is an open road event please ensure that you are visible by displaying a safety flag.
Can I join the team if I have my own place?
Yes, we welcome all own place fundraisers to our Team. the only difference is there is no set minimum sponsorship.
Can I take part as a team?
Yes, you can be a team if your teammate(s) have a London’s Air Ambulance Charity place or their own place. We can combine your minimum sponsorship to create one team fundraising target.
How do I register?
You can register by clicking on the Join the team button on this page.
What website should I use to set up an online giving page?
We have our own fundraising pages, you will be able to set up your page when you register or you can create an account to set your page up after you have registered.
Do I get a London's Air Ambulance Charity top to wear on the day?
We send all our cyclists a London’s Air Ambulance Charity cycle jersey to wear on the day.
Will there be a cheer point?
We will confirm to riders where on the course we will be cheering them on from nearer the time of the event.
Can my family and friends come to watch?
Yes, take a look at the course map to see where your family might be able to cheer you on.
How can I get my workplace to support me?
There are loads of ways your work can support your fundraising, here are a few ideas:
- Match funding- some workplaces offer match funding where they match up to a certain amount of what you raise for example if you raise £500 they will match it and give you £500 making your fundraising total £1,000
- Add your online giving page to your work email signature
- Hold a bake sale, lunchtime activity or after work quiz
- Guess your finish time- £2 to guess a time, winner wins a prize or a % of the money from the game or a prize that has been donated to you.
What happens if I don’t hit my target by the deadline date?
We will be in regular contact between the time you register and the event date. Fundraising deadlines are usually 4 weeks after the date of the event. We will confirm when you register what the deadline is. If at anytime you are concerned about your fundraising progress we ask that you contact us so we can help. If you are not able to reach the target by the deadline set we will work together with you to extend your deadline and support further fundraising activity to help.
Is there a cut off time?
The ULTRA: Saturday 9th May, 6:00am – 9.00pm. The WEEKENDER Saturday 9th May, 6:45am – 7:30pm, Sunday 10th May, 7:00am – 7:30pm
Does the registration fee contribute towards my fundraising?
Your registration fee contributes towards the cost of your place and is not included in your fundraising target.
What happens if I get injured or am no longer able to take part in the event?
If you are no longer able to take part please email [email protected] if you have one of our charity places, we may be able to defer your place to the following year depending on the event. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss what we can do to help.
How can I get a training plan?
When you sign up you will receive a link to a variety of different training plans based on your experience.
If I have a question, what is the best contact details for the Events Team?
We know how much personal effort goes into arranging or taking part in a fundraising event, so we want to help you ensure the maximum return for your hard work. Our team is on hand to offer advice and support. Contact our Events team by calling 020 3023 3303 or emailing [email protected]