BHF London to Reading Bike Ride

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Hop on your bike and test yourself with the 40 mile London - Reading cycle. Perfect for those looking to break into the sport and experience cyclists alike, the route begins in London's outskirts before winding through the countryside toward Reading. Come for the great cause or for a new challenge.
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40 miles
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Calendar
Sat, 21 Mar 2020
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Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4.2
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Where and when
Location
21 Park Rd, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 5BX, UK
Start times
Sat, 21 Mar 2020
40 miles:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for BHF London to Reading Bike Ride
40 miles
Distance
40mi
£25.00 - £30.00
Route information
The course begins on the perimeter of London, along wide and quiet rural roads which wind through the tranquil towns and village of the Thames Valley. Along the way cyclist will behold the epic views of Virginia Water and Henley-on-Thames. Once through the scenic countryside you will be on the home straight toward Reading.
The route is generally quite flat, however it should not be underestimated. Approximately 5 miles from the finish line there is a significant climb called Chalk Hill. Once up it, that finish line is within reach.
This event is not a race, rather a challenge. Be sure to take in the great views throughout and stop at the various refreshment points along the way.
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What's included
  • Signed and marshalled course
  • Refreshment and water stations throughout
  • Complimentary post-race massage by Athletes Angels
  • Downloadable map
  • Downloadable GPX file
  • Pre-race training plans
  • Advice on fundraising
  • Medical support
  • Bike mechanic support
  • Finisher's medal
Train
How to get there
21 Park Rd, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 5BX, UK
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**Address (Start): Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5AQ
Address (Finish): Christchurch Meadows, George Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8DH
Car:** There is free parking at the Kempton Park Racecourse from 0730 onward. Cars are allowed to be left all day, however must be collected before 2200.
Train: Kempton Park Rail Station is directly outside the racecourse. The other nearest stations are Sunbury (0.5 miles) and Hampton (2 miles). There are regular services from Central London - be sure to check if you need to book in your bike first.
Event day logistics
Schedule:
0700: Registration opens
0730 - 1000: Rolling start time
0945: Registration shuts
1600: Final cut-off for finisher's
This event does not have a specific start-time. Participants can start any time between 0730 and 1000. Before you begin, you will be given a short safety briefing.
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Spectator Info
Supporters are crucial to creating a great race day atmosphere and there a number of vantage points for fans to cheer along the cyclists.
The best vantage points are at the start and finish areas and at Henley-on-Thames.
Backpack
Kit List
  • Bicycle in good working order
  • Helmets are mandatory
FAQs
How many refreshment stations are there?
In total, there will be 4 stations along the way. All of which will have free water and further details can be found below: CH 1: Hot drinks for sale and complimentary snacks CH 2: Complimentary snacks CH 3: On-site caterer with food for sale CH 4: Complimentary snacks These will be cash-only.
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What is the fundraising target?
BHF are asking each entrant to strive to raise at least £100.00. They appreciate this is a sizeable commitment and will offer extensive pre-race fundraising advice, if required. Simply get in touch with: heretohelp@bhf.org.uk
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Does the fundraising target need to be reach pre-event?
You will have approximately 6 weeks after the conclusion of the event to raise the final sum. BHF suggest a post-race selfie with your medal as a great way of generating some last minute donations.
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Is there an age limit?
Cyclists must be at least 14 years old on the day of the event to take part.
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How many refreshment stations are there?
In total, there will be 4 stations along the way. All of which will have free water and further details can be found below: CH 1: Hot drinks for sale and complimentary snacksCH 2: Complimentary snacksCH 3: On-site caterer with food for saleCH 4: Complimentary snacks These will be cash-only.
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What is the fundraising target?
BHF are asking each entrant to strive to raise at least £100.00. They appreciate this is a sizeable commitment and will offer extensive pre-race fundraising advice, if required. Simply get in touch with: heretohelp@bhf.org.
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ukDoes the fundraising target need to be reach pre-event?
You will have approximately 6 weeks after the conclusion of the event to raise the final sum. BHF suggest a post-race selfie with your medal as a great way of generating some last minute donations.
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Is there an age limit?
Cyclists must be at least 14 years old on the day of the event to take part.
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Reviews
4.2
2 reviews
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3.3
Did the race in 2019
Poorly signed on long long sections of straight... you didnt know whether you should of turned or just kept going
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
A totally amazing experience, a lot of effort and hard work has obviously gone into making this event happen.
Recent Questions
Rebecca Packer
24/03/2019
How do we view and buy the official photos?
Stephy Dennis
28/03/2019
Hi there, the official photos will be on the organiser's website (https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/events/bike-rides/london-to-reading-bike-ride) however there's no eta on when they'll be uploaded yet. Hope you enjoyed the event!
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