London 2 Dublin Picture 1
London 2 Dublin Picture 1

Next departure:  Label

Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  292

Dist:  650km

Min age:  18

Duration:  5

Ride London 2 Dublin

Bike Adventure

Join us for an incredible ride across the UK. Leaving London behind we cross England and Wales East to West before cycling up the East Coast of Ireland finishing in Dublin with a cold Guinness


This ride will see us leave the hustle and bustle of London behind as we ride through Windsor on our way to Reading. Our second day has us pedalling through the Marlborough Downs and the edge of the Cotswolds before crossing the River Severn into Wales. Day 3 will see us riding past Newport and Cardiff through the Valleys. A quick spin past the bay of Swansea before our overnight in Llanelli. Day 4 is an early start, as we catch the ferry from Fishgaurd just after midday and then will have 4 hours onboard, to rest the legs before a final 25km to our hotel. Finally we shall ride into Dublin on day 5, after exploring the Irish Sea Coast.... Time for a cold one. 

 


Itinerary

Day 1

09:00 Meet your adventure Cafe Team (Saftey Briefing)

10:00 Depart London

90km / 460m+

Ride Highlights - Windsor

16:00 Arrive Calcott

Day 2

07:30 Depart Calcott 

158km / 1283m+

Ride Highlights - Marlborough Downs / Severn bridge crossing

18:30 Arrive Newport 

Day 3

08:00 Depart Newport 

132km / 1450m+

Ride Highlights - Welsh Valleys / Swansea Bay

18:00 Arrive Llanelli 

Day 4 

06:00 Depart Llanelli

90km / 1600m+

Ride Highlights - Pembroke Coast

12:00 Arrive Fish Gaurd

13:00 Depart on Ferry

FERRY FERRY 

17:30 Arrive Rosslare

25km / 200m+

19:00 Arrive Wexford 

Day 5 

0800: Depart Wexford

140km / 1250m+

Ride Highlights - Irish Sea Coast

16:30 Arrive Dublin

17:30 Arrive Hotel

Day 6

Adventure Cafe leaders depart to return bikes to London 

You will need to make your own onward travel arrangements from Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Route Map

Preview: London to Dublin Rough View Full VersionDownload737.7 km+6,283 m / -6,288 m

Accommodation

We will be staying in comfortable hotel accommodation in twin rooms. A limited number of single room supplements will be available on a first come first serve basis. 

 

What is a Level 3.5 Cycling Challenge Like?

These challenge rides are either longer, with more ascent, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 10 hours cycling. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be a keen cyclist for these events, and to enjoy training, and to ride regularly. If the ride is outside the EU, it is likely to be easier in terms of the physical riding, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to more basic living conditions (in the case of Asia / Africa especially)

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long rides in the countryside - 6 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training. Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be at least 22-24 km/hr, and you should be able to cycle at high speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km. You may also be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)

 

Medical Issues

Please ensure Adventure Cafe have recieved any relevant medical information

 

Insurance Details

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Special Notes

Please note we will have a very early start on Day 4 to ensure we make our ferry in time 

Please note you will need to make your own onward travel arrangements from Dublin

Please note your bike return to London is Included (Corporate only)

 

 

Visas / Redtape

Non EU passport holders should seek travel advice

 

Included In Trip

5 Nights Accommodation in comfortable hotel accommodation in twin rooms

(a limited number of single rooms are available on request)

5 Breakfats

5 Picnic style lunches

Ferry from Fishgaurd to Rosslare

Bicycle Return to London 

Cycle leader(s) 

Support Vehicle 

Baggage Transfers

Medical and Mechanical Assistance

 

Excluded From Trip

Return transport from Dublin 

Pre event accommodation in London 

Evening Meals (a table will be reserved for the group)

 

Equipment Required

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike / Mountain Bike (with Touring Tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf
Small Rucksack (or small pannier)
Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Lamps (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
Duck Tape (small folded piece off the reel)*
Puncture Repair Kit*
2 x Inner Tubes*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Oil/Lube*
Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Helmet (compulsory)

Medikit
Suncream, Plasters
Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc

Washkit
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste

Warm Clothing
Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat

Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts
Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (Dryflo type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable)
Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
Underwear
1 Set Casual Evening Wear
1 Pair Cotton Trousers

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Camera, Memory Card
Wallet, Credit Card, Cash
Sunglasses, Mobile Phone
Penknife, Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)

Important
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure..

 

Safety Information

Helmets are Compulsory

Please have your bike fully serviced before this event 

Headphones whilst cycling will not be permitted 

 

Weather

We can hope for clear calm weather for this trip. However as with any UK based challenge we should still come prepared for the worst

 

Optional Extras

Single Room

Bicycle Hire (from £20 per day) 

Event Clothing 

Event Certificates / medals 

 

Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag.

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


Guide price

£899

Difficulty
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Event Location


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