Sunday 23 March 2014
Update: If you
have already signed up, your information packs are on their
Join hundreds of others this March for a
fantastic, but achievable challenge.
The route was very scenic and very well marshalled
This is one of the first big rides of the year, so it is the
perfect excuse to rescue your bike from the back of the shed,
dust it off and show it some TLC. Use your pedal power
and join the fight for every heart beat
| Location and
| On the
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 2014. With our
training tips everyone join our fight against heart disease.
Registration and fees
Places are limited so register today to avoid
Sign up today!
Note that children must be at least 14 years old to take part
and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please sign up
registration form (pdf)
Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your
sponsorship money that will help save lives.
Take part as a team
Online registration - Each team member can
register and pay individually online using the links above,
making sure to record the Team name and
Team leader's name where requested.
Pay for your whole team - Online
registration is quick and easy, but if you'd like to
register and pay collectively, you can download
registration form (pdf)
Check out our team
registration and fundraising top tips
Your entry includes
Download route map *
Download route GPX file
- 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 for those who fundraise
*Route and stops may be subject to change on the day of the
event. Printed maps will be available at your start location.
Fundraising funds research that saves lives. In 1961 the number
of children born with a heart defect who survived to their first
birthday was around only 20 per cent. Today that figure is 80 per
cent, thanks to procedures such as valve replacement that help them
lead improved lives.
For all our success, there's a lot still to be done. Heart
disease is still the UK's single biggest killer. Surgery techniques
can still be improved. And there are exciting developments in
genetics and stem cell technology.
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising
the event; so join the fight for every heartbeat by raising funds.
Your fundraising will help us continue funding research to ensure
hearts keep beating.
Where your money goes
Visit our fundraising section for some great
Set up your online sponsorship page
a sponsorship form (pdf)
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
On the day
|New event date
||Sunday 23 March 2014
||Riders can set off any time between 8am and 10.30am
Equipment and what to wear
Please see the
kit list for recommended equipment. Remember to rock up in red to show your
support for the fight against heart disease. And don't forget to
wear a helmet.
Shop for cycling gear
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'd like to volunteer at this event,
check out the opportunities available and register your
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 email@example.com
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