London To Cambridge Ride for Streetwise Opera Picture 1
London To Cambridge Ride for Streetwise Opera Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  142m

Dist:  51 miles

Min age:  18

Duration:  1

London Cambridge Cycle Day for Streetwise Opera

Bike Adventure

Join this classic British bike ride in support of Streetwise Opera, an award-winning charity supporting people affected by homelessness. From London we shall ride out of the fringes of this historic city, and into the beautiful Hertfordshire, Essex 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 a team support vehicle, fully equipped with experienced mechanical staff and qualified first aiders, not forgetting snacks and water. Departure time is 09:30 from Finchley (meet address to be confirmed upon registration). We will offer three stopping points; each station break will be stocked with snacks and water, and we will provide a light lunch. We expect to arrive between 2-4 pm (dependent upon rider fitness levels)



09:00: Meet for ride briefing

09:15: Pre ride checks - ensure that bikes are all safe and in good working order

09:45: Latest departure from Finchley

10:15: Expected Crossing of the M25

10:50: Expected Tea Break (20km)

12:30: Expected Lunch Break (49km)

13:15: Depart Lunch

14:30: Afternoon Drinks Break (67km) 

16:00: Expected Arrival into Cambridge (81.4km)


Route Map


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.


Medical Issues

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.



Special Notes

Plese note - the £25 registration fee is an early bird special. This applies until 20th August, from which time the registration fee will be £40.


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.


Equipment Required

Bike Items
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)
Cycling Gloves
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)
Helmet (compulsory)

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)


Safety Information

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.


Optional Extras

Bike Hire - of either Hybrid or Road Bikes is available - please call the office on 01823 444246 to arrange - or email


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

Price on Application



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

Event Location

London To Cambridge Ride for Streetwise Opera Picture 2
London To Cambridge Ride for Streetwise Opera Picture 2

London To Cambridge Ride for Streetwise Opera Picture 3
London To Cambridge Ride for Streetwise Opera Picture 3