London to Milton
Sunday 5 October 2014
registration is open and places are limited - sign up
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.
| Location and
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| Training | Equipment | Spectators
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London to Milton Keynes event information
This year the ride starts from Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Lee
Valley Leisure Complex, 61 Meridian Way, Picketts Lock, London, N9
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
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
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Registration and fees
Places are limited so please sign up today!
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||Child (14+ only)
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
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Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your
sponsorship money that will help save lives.
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Your London to Milton Keynes Bike Ride entry
- 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
Start location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Lee Valley
Leisure Complex, 61 Meridian Way, Picketts Lock, London, N9
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
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
||Sunday 5 October 2014
||6.30am - 8.45am
||Throughout the morning
||7.00 am - 8.45am
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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
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.
Where your money goes
Visit our fundraising section for some great
Set up your online sponsorship page today
Equipment and what to
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.
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.
Shop for cycling gear
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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
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
• 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
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
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 asked questions
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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