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Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 September

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Land's End to John O'Groats.

Take on Britain’s world famous long-distance cycle challenge. 980 miles of the best riding in the UK from the most south westerly point of Cornwall to the most north easterly tip of Scotland

Experience the most spectacular riding Britain has to offer. Cycle through 23 counties across England, Wales and Scotland in one unforgettable bucket list challenge

Turn by turn signposted route with chaperone guides. Overnight accommodation in mass basecamps or in hotels. Unrivalled food, mechanical, medical support

Review summary

4 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Paul S.
"This was an amazing, incredible experience despite the pain, intensity of..."


Aidan M
"Incredible organisation and fantastic team. The whole experience was amazing..."


Alan H
"Amazing organisation & helpful, friendly, enthusiastic & well trained support..."
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How to enter the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 September

  1. Classic & Plus

    Bike 980mi
    Event passed
  2. England

    Bike 645mi
    Event passed
  3. Scotland

    Bike 335mi
    Event passed

Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 September routes

We guide you from the rugged coastline of Cornwall to the rolling hills and valleys of the North of England right up the barren majesty of the Scottish highlands. We don’t believe there is another event in the world that manages to string together such a range of moorlands, hidden green valleys, winding back lanes, stunning coastal roads and historic sites. Want us to prove it? We’d love to.

You are climbing an average of 5,776ft per day. The largest day is Day 1 at 8,232ft and the smallest day being a climb of 3,133ft on Day 4.

The route will be fully signposted, with chaperones along the route for support.

Event Details

What’s Included
    Training programme
    Additional training advice and support
    Access to exclusive Spring training day
    Special offers on equipment, kit and bike maintenance
    Maintenance and bike fitting guides
Raceday Logistics

Each day you will start/finish at the basecamp and be shuttled to and from your hotel accommodation.

We will be running shuttles from the basecamp to your hotel from 4pm each day (apart from Friday 6th where there will only be one shuttle at 9.30pm). The exact timings of these shuttles will vary and will depend on the proximity of the hotel to the basecamp.

As we need to coordinate shuttle transport for 75 riders you may have to wait a short while for your shuttle. You will be able to help yourself to afternoon tea and have a massage while you wait, and also have your day bag available to shower and change into something comfortable.

As you will be eating, having your massage and attending the evening briefing in the basecamp, there will be shuttles going to and from the hotels back to the basecamp. This is particularly for those that arrive early in to the basecamp and want to go back to their hotel before returning to the basecamp for dinner and evening briefing.


What does the entry fee cost go towards?

The whole entry fee goes towards the costs of the facilities and services put in place for riders. These costs include camping facilities, food – including breakfast, lunch, dinner and pit stop snacks, sports nutrition and facilities for showering/ bathrooms etc. The fee also goes towards crew service costs on the event such as: chaperones, medical and massage teams, mechanics, luggage transport services and basecamp/ pit stop crew.

What kit do I need?

A full kit list is provided on Participant Rider Platform which you’ll have access to when you sign-up.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Yes. Safety out on the road is paramount to us so we cannot allow you to ride without one.

How much training am I expected to do?

It is important to know that this event is impossible without dedicated and regular training. The level of training required will vary depending on the individual. We provide riders with the choice of three training plans to download: novice, intermediate and advanced. All three training plans are designed to get riders at any level in shape to enjoy and complete the ride.

It’s not obligatory for riders to strictly follow the training plans we provide. Some riders will opt to follow their own tailored plans or go on recommendations of others who have completed similar events – so there are other ways of training outside our guidelines. However, in your training you must complete long distance rides, which are a minimum of 120 miles prior to the event. We also advise that you have completed a number of training rides on consecutive days in order to experience fatigue brought on by persistent mileage.

What is the Broom Wagon?

Each pit stop and the finish line has a cut off time, which will be publicised before the event and reiterated each day. We operate a ‘broom wagon’ vehicle to pick up those who fall behind the stated cut off times. This follows the ride each day and collects those who are unable to complete the stage. The broom wagon then transports them onwards to the next basecamp by the end of each day. Please note that any absence of riding for a day will count as a strike

What is the 3 strike rule?

We are committed to ensuring that as many riders as possible reach John O’Groats safely which is why we operate a 3 strike rule. If you have not been able to complete a day’s riding and have gone on the broom wagon, you will get a ‘strike‘ to say you haven’t managed to finish that day. If you receive your third strike, this will mean you are unfortunately no longer able to continue on the Ride as we feel it would be unsafe for you to continue due to the demanding nature of the event.

Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 September weather forecast

Possible light rain in the afternoon.

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Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 September reviews (4)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • A

    Aidan M

    Did the Classic & Plus in 2019

    Incredible organisation and fantastic team. The whole experience was amazing with everything you could possibly want within arm's reach. Recommended
  • P

    Paul S

    Did the Classic & Plus in 2019

    This was an amazing, incredible experience despite the pain, intensity of effort and personal struggles, the positive atmosphere, fantastic support and logistical miracles helped make this huge endeavor achievable for non-elite cyclists like myself.
  • A

    Alan H

    Did the Classic & Plus in 2019

    Amazing organisation & helpful, friendly, enthusiastic & well trained support teams which inspired confidence.
    Encouragement to complete the challenge from everyone. I certainly did not find it easy but felt that there was a massive support team if needed so did not feel isolated at all.
  • A

    Alan H

    Did the Classic & Plus in 2019

    Amazing organisation & back-up. Everyone willing to help - Very much a team spirit. Friendly people
    with expert knowledge which inspired confidence. It was certainly a challenge for me to complete it but encouraged all the way.
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