London to Southend Bike Ride
Sunday 20 July 2014
so much to everyone who took part this year, check out event updates
Great ride....great cause!
52 miles of outstanding cycling from the east
end of London to one of England’s best loved and well known seaside
Join thousands of others on our second largest bike ride and
make it a day to remember. Sign up early to secure your
place on our fantastic London to Southend ride. Go on use
your pedal power to help fight heart disease!
| Location and
transport | On
the day | Fundraising | Training | Equipment | Spectators
London to Southend event information
Welcome to your event guide. It's the place to come for
everything you need to know about your event. This guide will be
expanded as the event draws closer, so please check back for
updates. All information is subject to change.
Thank you so much to everyone who took part this year. In spite
of the heat, humidity and odd storm we hope you had an amazing day
fighting for every heartbeat. You are all heart heroes to us. Don't
forget there's still time create and share your online sponsorship
Your route takes you quickly out of the hustle of London
and on through pretty villages, quiet lanes before coming to
the excitement of the finish in Southend. We are sure you will have
a fantastic day and a rewarding sense of achievement as you
approach the finish line in Priory Park.
Registration and fees
Registration is now closed
Children must be at least 14 years old to take part and must be
accompanied by a responsible adult. Riders under 16 MUST be
accompanied by an adult rider over 18 and wear a cycle helmet.
Take part as a team
Online registration - Online registration is
quick and easy. 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.
out our team registration and fundraising top tips
Your London to Southend entry includes
- A medal for all finishers
- Medical support
- Full route signage
- Mechanical support
- Extensive training
- Fundraising support
- A welcome pack will be sent to you from Bike Events who
help us organise this bike ride.
- Water available en route and at the start and finish
- Thank you certificate showing your fundraising total
Location and transport
Start location Victoria Park, London - Finish
location Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea
At a cost of £12.00 per person - Two special Bike Events charter
trains will run in the morning only from Southend
Victoria to get you to London for an 8:00am start. The trains will
also call at Hockley, Rochford and Rayleigh only.
Only tickets sold by Bike
Events will be vaild on the two special
charter services. Greater Anglia season
tickets won't be valid on these services.
The route to the start will be signed from Stratford station
(where the service terminates). Train times will be announced
nearer the date - details in the Ride Guide sent as part of each
registration pack. Strengthened scheduled services will also run in
the morning from Southend Victoria and Southend Central stations to
take riders to Stratford and in the afternoon to take riders back
to Liverpool Street and stations en route.
For train times call National Rail Enquiries for times: 08457 48 49
More information on
transport and location details are available on the Bike Events
On the day
This event will be fully marshalled and covered by first aiders
throughout the route. To find out more details about this and other
on the day facilities please
visit the Bike Events website.
||20 July 2014
||Every ten minutes throughout the morning
||7.00am - 9.10am
||When the last rider arrives in Southend
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. Coronary
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
Set up your online sponsorship page
Ways to pay in your
your money goes
Visit our fundraising section for some
Download a sponsor
Equipment and what to wear
This is a long distance bike ride, therefore it is essential
that you wear the right type of clothing for this type of event.
Remember that although this event is in the late summer, weather
can be changeable so please make sure you also have appropriate
clothing. . Find out more
information about what to wear at our online equipment and kit
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.
Training guides, tips and
Keeping you safe
Please ensure you use suitable cycling gear and bring along a
cycling helmet, puncture repair kit, inner tube, money, snacks,
water bottle and mobile phone. The event is fully signed and
supported with first aid, marshalls and mechanics. The route map,
handed to all riders on the day, will contain the emergency
medical, mechanic and route control telephone numbers.
Spectators, pets and volunteers
Unfortunately animals should not be brought to this event,
neither as spectators nor participants. We do encourage human
spectators though!. Any they won't need to pay for entry to
the start or finish location. The best cheering points are at the
start and finish and you're also welcome to cheer along the
route. Why don't you get your supporters to wear red and shout
We need volunteers for this event, so please register with us if you'd like to
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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