London to Milton Keynes              Supported by Santander
Bike Ride 

Sunday 5 October 2014

London to Milton Keynes

Update: Online registration is open and places are limited - sign up now

A fantastic road ride for the end of the season!

Join us for our  London to Milton Keynes bike ride - 55 miles of fantastic riding from London to the heart of Milton Keynes.

The beautiful route takes you from the famous Lee Valley via country lanes and quiet roads on to the finish at the Willen Lake Mini Bowl.  Sign up today for this, our last big on road ride of 2014 and help us fight heart disease.

Sign up today

 

RegistrationLocation and transport | On the day  | Fundraising | TrainingEquipmentSpectators

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London to Milton Keynes event information

Event Update

This year the ride starts from Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Lee Valley Leisure Complex, 61 Meridian Way, Picketts Lock, London, N9 0AR.

BikeWorks

We're thrilled that this year BikeWorks are supporting our London to Milton Keynes bike ride. They'll be offering on ride support as well as a full bike maintenance service and delivery of your bike for only £45. To find out more visit bikeworks.org.uk  or call 0208 980 7998. BHF supporters are also entitled to 10% off anything from their online catalogue.

A wonderful 55 mile bike ride heading north out of London. You'll cycle through the 3 counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire with amazing views from the Dunstable Downs on the way. Then the last leg on to the Willen Lake Mini Bowl.our final bike ride of the year.  Our ride is ideal for all ages and abilities.

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Registration and fees

Places are limited so please sign up today!

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Entry fees Adult Child (14+ only)
In advance £15.00 Sign up online £7.50

 

Age requirements

Note that children must be at least 14 years old to take part and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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 this registration form (pdf)

Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your sponsorship money that will help save lives.

Your London to Milton Keynes Bike Ride entry includes

  • GPX route download and downloadable route map
  • A medal for all finishers
  • Medical support
  • Full route signage
  • Mechanical support
  • Extensive training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • Water available en route and at the start and finish
  • Thank you certificate

Location and transport

Start location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Lee Valley Leisure Complex, 61 Meridian Way, Picketts Lock, London, N9 0AR 

How to get to the start 

By bus: the nearest bus stop is on the complex. Bus No W8 from Edmonton Green Station.

By train: the nearest train stations are Ponders End and Edmonton Green via a direct link to Liverpool Street.

By tube: the nearest tube station is Tottenham Hale on the Victoria Line.

By bike: Sustrans Route 1, A1055 Cycle Path and Lee Valley Pathway

By car: leave the M25 at junction 25 and follow the A10 to the traffic lights and turn left, follow straight ahead for approximately 6 miles along the A1055 (Meridian Way). The complex is on the left hand side which comprises the Lee Valley Campsite, Lee Valley Athletics Centre and the Odeon Cinema. If you're coming from the A406 (North Circular Road) make sure you take the exit slip road at the Kenning Hall Interchange onto A1055 to Brimsdown.

Finish location:Willen Lake Mini Bowl which adjancent to the Wakeboarding Centre MK15 0DS

Milton Keynes Central Station 2.7 miles away, Fenny Stratford Station 1.4 miles away from the finish location.

On the day

Event date Sunday 5 October 2014
Registration opens 6.30am - 8.45am
Safety briefing Throughout the morning
Event starts 7.00 am - 8.45am
Event finishes 6.00pm

Fundraising

The money you raise 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 beating.

 

Equipment and what to wear

Please see the kit list for recommended equipment. As you may be starting and/or finishing in the dark please ensure you have lights on your bike. Remember to rock up in red to show your support for the fight against heart disease. And don't forget to wear a helmet.

Bike Hire

If you don't have a bike or are having problems getting it back home using public transport, bike hire is now available for this event. You can order in advance and collect on the day. Once you've finished your ride you just leave your bike at the finish. Call 07720 631482
for more details. Find out more at British Bike Hire.

Training

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

• The event is fully supported by First Aid, marshals and the route is fully signed. Support vehicles are also available to collect you and your bike from any checkpoint should you find you are unable to complete the challenge and wish to retire from the ride.
• Mechanics are supporting the event but given the length of the route they may take some time to reach you. Please ensure you have the knowledge and equipment to fix any punctures and basic bike repairs yourself.

Spectators, pets and volunteers

Spectators are very welcome to attend this event, but we advise that you don't bring pets. .

The finish location at the Willen Lake Mini Bowl is a wonderful place to take the family for a day out whilst you watch your familiy and friends take part our brilliant new on road bike ride.

Volunteers

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 events@bhf.org.uk.

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