London Lands End Cycle Challenge Picture 1
London Lands End Cycle Challenge Picture 1

Next departure:  Please Call for Details

Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  455m

Dist:  505km

Min age:  18

Duration:  4

Ride London Lands End Epic Challenge

Bike Adventure

From the capital city to the Atlantic ocean; be prepared for this modern classic bike ride because there's a lot of beautiful road in between. 500km of rolling countryside, historic cities, high moorland, exquisite villages and of course epic coastal views.


 


Itinerary

DAY 1

10:00—Final Telephone Briefing from Adventure Cafe Leader

18:30—Collect kit bags and transfer to joining hotel

DAY 2 – 128 miles

07:30 — Meet @ Hotel — Twickenham

07:45 — Final Briefing, Bike Checks & Pack Support Van

08:00 — Depart Twickenham

18:30 — Expected Arrival Latest Somerton

DAY 3 - 120 miles—Hilly day

07:00—Breakfast 

08:00—Depart from Somerton

19:00—ETA Fowey

Day 4—65 miles Hilly

06:30 — Breakfast

07:30 — Depart

13:30—ETA Lands End

15:00—Taxi Transfer from Lands End

 

17:00—Check in for flight back to London or Train from Penzance

 

Route Map


Accommodation

We'll be using comfortable 2/3* hotel aqccommodation. Twin or Triple rooms are standard - please enquire for single rooms requests.

 

What is a Level 4.0 Cycling Challenge Like?

You are now moving into the realms of serious cycling challenges. Cycling days will be up to 10 hours, or slightly less if the event stretches over several days. You should have very good cycling fitness, with good leg strength, and you should be used to putting in regular training rides most weekends - with some good long rides. Most folks will consider these rides very long, and very challenging. Expect a mixture of length and terrain (think hilly!).

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 4.0 ‘Bike Ride’?

To participate in these events you need to be in good cycling fitness. You probably are capable of riding at high speeds for 2 to 2.5 hours, around 23 - 25 km/hr. And you should be used to riding long distances and over hilly terrain. If you do not cycle regularly you must be of very high fitness level - and should think about converting as soon as possible and getting on to a bike - you will need to develop your specific strength and cycling technique. Do not come on these challenges without having spent plenty of time in the saddle. Training rides should be up to 60 or 70 miles, and you should have done a few like this. You should be getting out on your bike most weekends in the run up to your event.

 

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..

 

Weather

This itinerary can run from April through to October so weather can vary from chilly through to very hot in mid summer. We need to prepare for the full spectrum of possible weather conditions.

 

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!

 

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

£329

Difficulty
Info

 

This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


 

Event Location


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London Lands End Cycle Challenge Picture 2

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