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London To Cambridge Sportive Cycle
Join this Classic British bike ride! From our capital, we shall ride out and through the Lea Valley, along one of the capital's best traffic free routes out to the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, via some quintessentially British country towns and villages. Before the final approach into Cambridge and the famous walls of its prestigious university.
We shall provide cycle leaders for your group, support vehicles, with experienced mechanical and qualified first aiders. We carry snacks and water on board the support vehicle. Typical departure time is around 09:00 from the city, or 09:30 from the Olympic Park. We expect to take a lunch feed station break at around midday, and to arrive between 2-4 pm (dependent upon rider fitness levels)!
08:30 Meet for ride briefing
08:45: Pre ride checks - ensure that bikes are all safe and in good working order
09:15: Latest departure from City / Canary Wharf / Olympic Park
10:45: Expected Crossing of the M25
11:15: Expected Tea Break
13:00: Expected Lunch Break -
13:00: Depart Lunch
16:00: Expected Arrival into Cambridge
There is no accommodation included in this itinerary, although we can package this in if required.
What is a Level 2.5 Cycling Challenge Like?
For this type of challenge - you can expect either distance (up to 80km), or altitude gain - around 5-600m. But not both! If you climb, then the distance will be less, if you cover the distance, then the altitude gain will be little. Typically road conditions will be good - although there are exceptions to this. If you encounter rough road conditions (or it is a mountain bike challenge), then the distance / altitude will be reduced. These events would suit someone of good all round fitness, who takes exercise regularly - without neccessarily being of high specific cycling fitness.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 2.5 ‘Bike Ride’?
You must be active and with moderate fitness level. You should be taking regular exercise, consisting of regular bike rides and possibly other sports (swimming / football etc.) You should be comfortable in undertaking long country rides of up to 6 hours or 60 km in the lowland English countryside. Your training rides will encounter a few reasonable length hills.
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
By nature all activities contain an element of risk. Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions. You should arrive as a proficient and competent rider. This ride is NOT suitable for inexperienced riders. Please note you should ensure you ride well spaced out and in single file at all times - this is an important safety instruction.
Included In Trip
Qualified, Experienced & First-Aid Trained Cycling Leader. Support vehicle with first aider, mechanical back-up, spare parts, snacks and water, picnic lunch. Option to return bicycles to London.
Excluded From Trip
Accommodation, Transport to and from the event. Bike Hire.
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with Appropriate Tyres) - please call us for guidance on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
2 x Inner Tubes*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Mini Bike Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Suncream, Sunbloc (maybe... just maybe!)
Medium Weight Softshell
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirt (Dryflo type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (to suit your own pedal choice)
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
1 Pair Extra Eight Long Tights (in poor conditions)
Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Mobile Phone (Essential)
Snacks for the day (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
You should ALWAYS follow leader safety briefing... we offer First Aid cover. You must check your bicycle thoroughly prior to joining the ride.
Being in the UK we should be prepared for anything. Whilst not wishing everyone to bring heaps of equipment we should be prepared for wet and hot.
Bring both products/equipment to protect from hot sun, and also to protect in case it rains. It is unlikely to be cold.
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
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