Supported by SantanderBath to Bournemouth Bike Ride

Sunday 29 September 2013

Bath to Bournemouth Imm

Update: Thank you to everyone who took part this year. Please check out latest event update.

80 miles, 6,950 feet of climbs but that finish line was pure gold. Great cause, see you next year!!

Cycle city to coast on this epic on road bike ride. Don't let the picturesque route fool you - this is a challenge. 80 miles of hope and inspiration, taking on treacherous hills and demanding roads all to raise funds for the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.

Starting from the iconic Royal Crescent in Bath, taking in wonderful sights such as the Longleat Safari park, then on to the lovely seaside resort of Bournemouth.

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Bath to Bournemouth Bike Ride event information

Event Update

Huge congratulations to everyone who took part this year, it was great to see so many smiling faces over the finish line, thank you. Don't forget to send a link to your fundraising page to everyone who hasn't supported you yet.

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Bath to Bournemouth Bike Ride

This event starts from the Royal Crescent in Bath and takes you through some idyllic countryside villages and Longleat on to the finish at Kings Park, Bournemouth. This bike ride may sound chocolate box, but you'll need strength, determination and stamina for this event. Serious training is a must!.

Your entry includes

  • A route map
  • A medal for all finishers
  • Medical support
  • Full route signage  
  • Luggage transportation
  • Mechanical support
  • A massage
  • Extensive training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • A welcome pack containing sponsorship form, training and fundraising tips 
  • Water available en route and at the start and finish
  • Excellent refreshments en route
  • A thank you certificate

Fundraising - Mending Broken Hearts Appeal

Living with severe heart failure is a constant fight for life. Every year, thousands more families have to watch people they love struggle with the distressing symptoms.

Until now, there has been no hope of a cure. No way to mend a broken heart. But with recent advance in regenerative medicine, repairing a damaged heart is a realistic goal.

Mending Broken Hearts is the most ambitious research programme we've ever carried out. We're at a critical stage in the UK's fight against heart failure - help us continue our vital research.

Location and transport

This event starts from the Royal Crescent in Bath and finishes at Kings Park, Bournemouth. Transport options are to be confirmed.

On the Day

Water will be supplied at the start and finish and en route. There will be delicious refreshments available on the route, courtesey of our lovely volunteers at the WI. There are food outlets at both the start and finsh for you to purchase refreshments. There are toilets available at start and finish locations and at refreshment stops en route.

We are able to transport one piece of luggage from the start to the finish for you; please email us to arrange this.

Event timings

Check in opens 7am - 9am
Safety briefing 10 minute intervals between 8am-9am
Event starts In controlled waves between 8am-9am
Event finishes 5.30pm

Equipment and what to wear

Please ensure your bike is well maintained. A cycling helmet is strongly recommended. For further advice, check out our cycling kit list


This is a demanding event and serious training is a must.

For expert tips, training schedules and advice, visit the training zone. Remember the golden rules of exercise: start gently, build up gradually and do it regularly. Make sure you set achievable goals, which help you to monitor your fitness and boost your confidence when you achieve them. Always wear appropriate gear, and if you have any medical condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, speak to your doctor about it prior to the event.

Keeping you safe

We will be with you all the way. The event is fully signposted and marshalled. Cycle repair vehicles will patrol the route to help with any repairs needed during your ride. First aid cover will be provided. Your emergency contact number on the day is 07785 923074. This phone is only switched on for the duration of the event and should only be called in case of emergency.

Spectators, pets and volunteers

Spectators are welcome, and the best place for them to see you is at the finish at Kings Park. Dogs may not take part but may visit in the care of spectators.

If you'd like to volunteer at this event, check out the opportunities available and register your interest today.

Contact us

For general event enquiries, please check the frequently asked questions section. If you have any further questions, please call the events team Mon – Fri, 9am - 5pm on 0845 130 8663 or email us.

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