London to Reading Bike Ride
Sunday 28 April 2013
Hundreds joined us this April for a
fantastic, but achievable challenge.
The route was very scenic and very well marshalled
This was one of the first big rides of the year, so it
was the perfect excuse to rescue your bike from the back
of the shed, dust it off and show it some TLC.
| Location and
We hope everyone who took part on 28 April had a great day.
London to Reading Bike Ride event information
Setting off from Kempton Park Race course the 40 mile route will
take you through the outer fringes of London into the beautiful
countryside and open roads beyond. Until you reach Christchurch
Meadows in the heart of the bustling town of Reading. London to
Reading is ideal for those looking to get fit, training for another
event or just wanting to get a bit more active in 2013. With our
training tips everyone can have fun, get fit and help save
Registration and fees
Online, phone, postal and on-the-day registration is available
for this event. Online registration for adult participants will
be open until 23 April 2013. For a children's (14+
only) or postal registration form, please email us or phone 0845 130
||Child (14-15 only)
|On the day
Note that children must be at least 14 years old to take part
and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your
sponsorship money that will help save lives.
Your entry includes
Download and route map here *
- A medal for all finishers
- Medical support
- Full route signage
- Extensive training guidance
- Fundraising support
- A welcome pack containing route map, love heart, sponsorship
form and on the day information will be sent to you as soon as
you have registered
- Water available en route and at the start and finish
- Thank you certificate
*Route and stops may be subject to change on the day of the
event. Printed maps will be available at your start location.
Location and transport
Start location Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East,
Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ Finish location Christchurch
Meadow, George Street, Caversham, Reading RG4 8DH
At the start of the event at
Kempton Park Racecourse there is free parking; Staines Road East,
Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ. There are several pay and display car
parks near the finish in Christchurch Meadows, as well as free
parking in surrounding streets.
Kempton Park Rail Station is directly
outside the start venue. Sunbury Rail Station is approx 0.5 miles
and Hampton (London) Rail Station is approx 2 miles from the start.
Regular services run throughout the day from Central London, call
National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 for times and more
|New event date
||Sunday 28 April 2013
||Riders can set off any time between 8am and 10.30am
There is no minimum sponsorship
requirement for this event but we are asking everyone taking part
to try and raise around £50.00
Heart disease touches us
all. Every year, thousands die prematurely, and those who
survive can find life difficult and frightening. The British Heart
Foundation is dedicated to research aimed at ending the
suffering caused by heart disease.
We urgently need your help to
fund this vital research. We need to raise £45,000
from holding this event, which could fund a PhD student’s pay
and experimental costs for 3 years (£100k). We are funding some
really exciting projects at the moment, such as a device to
help babies born with a heart
Please aim to get your
sponsorship to us by 1 June 2013.Your entry fee covers the
cost of organising the event; it's your fundraising that
will help in the fight to beat heart disease.
Where your money goes
Visit our fundraising section for some great
Set up your online sponsorship page
Equipment and what to
Please wear suitable clothes for a 40 mile bike ride. We
strongly advise that you wear a bike helmet and high visability
clothing as the event takes place on the public road. The weather
can be changeable in the early spring so once again please make
sure you check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
Anyone age 14+ can is very welcome to take part in our London to
Reading bike ride.
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.
tips and advice
- There will be changing rooms at the start
- Paella will be on sale at the finish
- Many pubs along the route will open for refreshments
- There will be toilets at the start and finish and along
the route at open public houses.
Bike Hire– No Bike? Having
issues taking your bike on the train?
If you don't have a bike or are having problems getting it back
home using public transport why not hire a bike for the day
instead. You just order in advance and collect on the day. Once you
have finished your ride you just leave it at the finish. Now you
really don't have an excuse to take part. Find out more at British Bike
Hire. Again, please remember to check with train companies in
advance of booking your train ticket that bikes are allowed on your
service. Call 08457 484950 in good time prior to the event for more
Keeping you safe
The route will be fully marshalled and there will be first aid
support through the event.
Spectators are very welcome at our London to Reading bike ride.
Some of the best vantage points are near the start at Kempton Park
Racecourse, at Henley on Thames and at the finish in Christchurch
Meadows. You are welcome to bring pets provided they are kept under
control and remain on leads at all times.
If you would like to volunteer for this event you would be very
welcome. In order that we can allocate you a role on the day please
contact the Event Organiser Rob Cox on email@example.com Tel: 01727 827264 /
For general event enquiries, please check the frequently
section. If you have any further questions,
please call the events team Mon – Fri, 9am - 5pm on 0845 130
8663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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