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Amazonian NHS Charities Together Cycle Fundraiser

Bike Adventure

Help fellow Amazonians achieve our fundraising goal of £100,000 for NHS charities together by cycling with us from Manchester to London. We plan to connect Amazons iconic Hannover offices in Manchester with Amazons headquarters in the City of London. *This ride is only open to Amazon Employees


Departing Manchester using a mix of roads and paved cycle ways, we’ll soon be climbing to our events highest point at Mermaids Pool in the Peak District National Park. Descending from the top of the Peaks we’ll use the Manifold cycleway before utilising quiet roads and cycleways to complete our day into Nottingham via the castle

We’ll escape Nottingham on cycleways around the canals and rivers, before entering picturesque countryside and the stunning Wymondham Windmill. Before heading into Peterborough and a visit to the Amazon Dept at Kingston Park. The ride flattens out for the afternoon, we’ll eventually link on to a traffic free cycleway that will deliver us into the centre of Cambridge for a sight see on our way to our accommodation

After leaving Cambridge on cycleways we’ll ride Cambridgeshire country roads, until the outskirts of London at Waltham Abbey. We’ll make a short stop near to Epping Forest then follow the Lea Valley into Central London. We should be arriving at Amazon’s London offices at approximately 3pm

 


Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday 1st July

Manchester to Nottingham: 146km / 1700m+ 

Day 2 - Saturday 2nd July

Nottingham to Cambridge: 165km / 1000m+

Day 3 - Sunday 3rd July

Cambridge to London: 113km / 800m+ 

 

Route Map


Accommodation

Night 1 - Nottignham - Jurys Inn 

Night 2 - Cambridge - Travelodge 

 

 

What is a Level 3.0 Cycling Challenge Like?

These rides are typically multi day rides, with medium distances and undulating terrain. Level 3 rides suit riders who ride regularly, and are looking for something challenging but manageable. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 8 hours of cycling with breaks. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect a slightly lower daily duration - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You should be a competent rider, with regular training outings - both at the weekend and ideally with another session during the week. A 10 week training programme is available for our 3 star rides.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long bike rides in the countryside of 5 hours + and distances of between 45 - 55 miles . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training (at least twice per week in the run up to the event). Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be around 21-23 km/hr on flat and gently undulating terrain, and you should be able to cycle at higher speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km (on a road bike). You may also blend in 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!)

 

Visas / Redtape

Please check the UK government guidance if travelling from abroad for this event

 

Included In Trip

Pre event planning & comunications

Support Vehicle & baggage transfers

Event management & saftey briefings 

First Aid Qualified Staff 

2 Nights Accommodation + Breakfast 

Picnic Lunches 

 

Excluded From Trip

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)*
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

Events operated by adventure cafe are inherently risky in their nature, by joining the event you accept the inherent risk involved with road cycling. Adventure Cafe staff will make every effort to keep you safe whilst on the event. It is vital you read and follow all guidance documents provided before the event. On the event you must obey instructions given by Adventure Cafe staff

 

Weather

During the summer months we can expect warm weather, however we will be crossing the Peak District where we may encounter any sort of weather, therefore appropriate clothing as set out in the equipment list is essential.

 

Optional Extras

Bike Hire

Pre/Post event bicycle transfers (£35) *subject to demand 

Single day bicycke return (£50) *subject to demand 

 

 

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


To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events

 

 

Guide price

£375

Difficulty
Info

 

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


Event Location


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