Round Britain Challenge Ride Picture 1
Round Britain Challenge Ride Picture 1

Next departure:  Please Call for Details

Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  492m

Dist:  533km

Min age:  18

Duration:  7

British Cycle Challenge

Bike Adventure

Join us for an incredible ride down the length of Britain. Starting in Leeds and heading to London through Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Oxford; YOU choose far far you want to go! Take on the lot or just your local section, its up to you!

This ride will see us leave Yorkshire heading West out of Leeds heading towards the northern tip of the Peak District, we might just find some tricky hills to contend with. After a stop in the UKs 2nd largest city we'll head back over the Peaks towards Sheffield so expect another day of gorgeous views and tough climbs. The 3rd day heads due south heading through Sherwood Forest before ending in Nottingham. Its then a quick jaunt over the midlands to Birmingham before the Final run to the South. On the way to Oxford expect some lovely scenery over the Cotswolds AONB. It certainly not over yet though, a final push through the chilterns makes for a lovely finish as we roll towards london where a nice cold drink awaits!



Day 1

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

10:00 Depart Leeds

84km/ 861m

Ride Highlights - Crossing the Peaks

17:00 Arrive Manchester

Day 2

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

73km/ 836m

Ride Highlights - Crossing the Peaks towards Stocksbridge

17:00 Arrive Sheffield

Day 3

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

67km/ 561m

Ride Highlights - Sherwood Forest, 

17:00 Arrive Nottingham

Day 4 

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

103km/ 465m

Ride Highlights - Trent- Mersey Canal

17:00 Arrive Birmingham

Day 5 

09:00 Depart Birmingham

102km/ 177m

Ride Highlights - Cotswolds area of outstaning natural beauty

17:00 Arrive Oxford

Day 6

08:30: Depart Oxford

108km/ 623m

Ride Highlights - Chiltern Hills AONB

17:00- London

17:30 Arrive London


Route Map


Accomodation is not supplied


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


Included In Trip

Picnic Lunch

Post finish afternoon Tea

Cycle leader(s) 

Support Vehicle 

Baggage Transfers to the end of the day

Medical and Mechanical Assistance


Excluded From Trip

Return transport 

Pre event accommodation

Evening Meals


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)*
Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Helmet (compulsory)

Suncream, Plasters
Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc

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
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

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

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 



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

Bicycle Hire (from £20 per day) 



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. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.


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




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


Event Location

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