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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  525m

Dist:  610km

Min age:  18

Duration:  6

Ride London 2 Dublin

Bike Adventure

Join us for an incredible ride across the UK. We will leave London behind as we cross England and Wales before cycling up the east coast of Ireland, taking in the Wicklow Mountains before 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 Newbury. Our second day has us pedalling through the Marlborough Downs and the edge of the Cotswolds before crossing the River Severn into Wales. Day three will see us riding past Newport and Cardiff through the beautiful South Wales valleys. A quick spin along the bay of Swansea before our overnight in Llanelli. Day four is an early start, as we catch the ferry from Fishgaurd just after midday and then will have 3.5 hours onboard, to rest the legs before a final 25km to our hotel. We will then head up the coast to Woodenbridge, via some spectacular coastal roads. The final day will be a bit of an epic as we head to Dublin via the breathtaking Wicklow Mountains National Park. We will arrive into Dublin through Hammerson in Dundrum before a well-earned rest in Central Dublin.

 


Itinerary

Day 1

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

10:00 Depart London

103km / 600m+

Ride Highlights - Windsor

16:00 Arrive Newbury

Day 2

07:30 Depart Newbury

127km / 1030m+

Ride Highlights - Marlborough Downs / Severn bridge crossing

18:30 Arrive Magor 

Day 3

08:00 Depart Magor 

115km / 1000m+

Ride Highlights - Welsh Valleys 

18:00 Arrive Llanelli 

Day 4 

06:00 Depart Llanelli

84km / 1390m+

Ride Highlights - Pembroke Coast and South Wales mountains

12:00 Arrive Fishguard

13:00 Depart on Ferry

FERRY

17:30 Arrive Rosslare

19km / 100m+

19:00 Arrive Wexford 

Day 5 

08:30 Depart Wexford

72km / 645m+

Ride Highlights - Irish Sea Coast

17:00 Arrive Woodenbridge

Day 6

08:30: Depart Woodenbridge

87km / 1370m+

Ride Highlights - Wicklow Mountains National Park

16:30 Arrive Dublin

17:30 Arrive hotel

Day 7

Adventure Cafe leaders depart to return bikes to London 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Route Map


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 4.0 Cycling Challenge Like?

You are now moving into the realms of serious cycling challenges. Cycling days will be up to 10 hours (stops included), 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, seeking out longer climbs to improve your climbing fitness for the event.

 

Medical Issues

Please ensure Adventure Cafe have recieved any relevant medical information

 

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

6 Nights Accommodation in comfortable hotel accommodation in twin rooms

(a limited number of single rooms may be available on request)

6 Breakfasts

6 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, especially on the Irish coast.

 

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

£989

Difficulty
Info

 

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


 

Event Location


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