London to Cambridge

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

COVID-19 UPDATE at June 2nd

We are working to reschedule this ride and hope to announce a new date shortly. If you have already registered for the ride we will email you directly with details of the revised date.

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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 perfect 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?!

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

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Ride Details


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


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


60 miles (approx)

Challenge rating


Start times

7.30am - 9.30am


Entry Pack (enter no. of riders) (£25.00)
Team Entry (enter no. riders) (£24.50)
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..

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.

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 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


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)

We want every baby to be able to grow up in a home with a family able to provide everything he or she needs to grow into a healthy child
Charity no.1144189

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

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 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

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