London to Milton Keynes Bike Ride


Saturday 1 October 2016


London to Milton Keynes

You can now ride on or off-road to Milton Keynes. Grab your bike, gear up, choose your favourite terrain and take on our 60 mile ride.

Become a Heart Rider and be part of our last big ride of the year to help power our life saving research.

Online registration closing soon

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Sign up for London to Milton Keynes Bike Ride

When: Saturday 1 October 2016

Where: London to Milton Keynes

 Adult entry 
 14-16 years old entry
 £10  download child entry form (pdf)

Online registrations for this event will close at midnight on Sunday 25 September. On the day registrations will be available but these will be charged at a higher fee, so please sign up online today. 

Children must be at least 14 years old to take part, and must be accompanied by an adult.

To take part as a team, each team member can register and pay individually online, making sure to record the team name and team leader's name where requested.

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event. It's the money you raise that powers our life saving research.

Your entry includes

  • Training guidance and opportunity to take part in a free British Cycling led training ride - visit the Get ready tab for more details
  • Fundraising support
  • Medical support
  • Full route signage and marshalling 
  • A medal for all finishers      

Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Tel: 0845 130 8663
Email: [email protected]

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Make your travel plans

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

The finish

Willen Lake Mini Bowl, Adjacent to the Wakeboarding Centre, MK15 0DS


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

Raise money

Your fundraising helps our researchers make more discoveries discoveries and keep more hearts beating.

Create an online fundraising page - it's the easiest way to get sponsored. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.


Take a look at our fundraising guide for more inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.

Get fit for your challenge

This a long distance bike ride, so you'll need to have a good level of fitness to take part. Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our cycling training zone.

Free British Cycling Training Ride

In order to help you get ready for the big day, we've teamed up with British Cycling to offer participants of this year's London to Milton Keynes Bike Ride a range of free training rides. A fully trained ride leader will accompany you and a group of fellow participants on a ride to help you build up for the event. They'll also give lots of advice and helpful tips as well as answer any questions you may have - to ensure you're fully prepared to take on your challenge.

There are five rides on offer, with places strictly limited - sign up today to avoid disappointment: 

*These rides are strictly for BHF London to Milton Keynes participants only. Places are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis. 

Make sure you have the right kit

Take a look at our recommended cycling kit list for what to wear on the day, and what to bring with you. A helmet is essential. Why not treat yourself to one of the BHF branded cycling jerseys from our online shop.

You will receive your participant number in the post before the event. 

Make sure you check in advance with your train operator that bikes are allowed. Call 08457 484950 for more details.

Start talking

Join the London to Milton Keynes Bike Ride Facebook event page to be the first to receive event updates and to talk to and share training advice and stories with your fellow participants before the ride.

British Cycling membership

We strongly recommend all riders take out appropriate insurance. British Cycling membership includes insurance and they’ll donate £4 for every Ride Membership Package our riders sign up for. Find out about the great membership benefits.

Get your family and friends involved

Your family and friends could be part of the action as well. Why not ask them to take part with you, or they could come and help on the day. Volunteers are vital in making our events a success



06:30 - 08:15 Registration is open
07.00 -08.00 Off-road ride starts
07.30 -08.30 On-road ride starts
Throughout the morning
Safety briefing
18:00 Ride finishes

The route

On Road

You'll soon escape the traffic buzz of London passing under the M25 and straight out onto country roads which wind through the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside. Skirting between cities and via country villages before riding through Woburn Park and finally dropping down into Milton Keynes. Here you join the city’s famous cycle path network into the heart of the city centre, finishing on the shores of Willen Lake.     



Your ride leaves the hubbub of London on an easy going and peaceful cycle path through Lee Valley Park before exploring a range of trails through the Hertfordshire countryside. Ranging from bridleways, rough tracks to quiet roads all the way to Milton Keynes where you finally join cycle paths. The tracks are never too rough or tough, but the physical challenge shouldn't be underestimated. We recommended a good MTB or Adventure bike.

The event is fully supported by First Aiders and 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 carry out basic bike repairs yourself.

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


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