London to Reading Bike Ride

When:

Saturday 18 March 2017

Where:

Kempton Park to Reading

Sign up

Dust off your bike and join us for one of the first bike rides of the year with our brilliant London to Reading bike ride.

Our 40 mile ride is ideal for all - sign up today and join our fight against heart disease.

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Our 2016 ride

When: Saturday 18 March 2017

Where: Kempton Park to Reading

Setting off from Kempton Park Race course, this 40 mile route will take you through the outer fringes of London into the beautiful countryside and open roads until you reach Christchurch Meadows in the heart of the bustling town of Reading.

Sign up for this event before 31 January 2017 and take advantage of our exclusive early bird offer. 


 Early Bird Rate After 31 January 2017
 Adult  £15.00  £20.00
Under 18   £7.50 - Download Under 18 Entry Form
 £10.00 

Riders aged 18 and under must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

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

Sign Up

Your entry includes

  • Fundraising support
  • Downloadable route map
  • Downloadable route GPX file
  • Full route signage
  • Medical support
  • 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]

Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5AQ

Travel

Parking 

Kempton Park Racecourse has free parking.

By train

Kempton Park Rail Station is directly outside the start venue. Sunbury Rail Station is approx 0.5 miles and Hampton (London) Rail Station is approximately two miles from the start.

Regular services run throughout the day from Central London. National Rail Enquiries have information on train times. 

Check with your train operator that bikes are allowed - call 08457 484950 for more details.

The finish

Christchurch Meadows, George Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8DH

Parking at the Finish

There are several pay and display car parks near Christchurch Meadows, and free parking in the surrounding streets.

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.

Create your fundraising page

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

Get fit for your challenge

Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our cycling training zone.

Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.

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.

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.

Join us on Facebook

Join the London to Reading Bike Ride Facebook event page for event updates and share your experiences with other riders.

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.

At the start

 08:00  Registration opens 
 08:00 - 10:30   Set off time
 16:00  Bike ride finishes

The route

  • Download the route map - printed maps will be available at the start.
  • Download the GPX File

Facilities

The route will be fully marshalled, and there will be First Aid support throughout. 

Water will be available at the start and finish, and en route. Changing rooms and toilets will be available at the start, and may pubs will be open along the route for refreshments (and loo breaks). Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept under control, and on leads at all times. 

Supporters will find great vantage points are near the start at Kempton Park racecourse, Henley-on-Thames, and the finish at Christchurch Meadows.

At the finish

Toilets will be available, and there will be food and drink on sale.

 

This year's ride

Well done to our 2016 London to Reading Heart Riders. Thank you for taking part and for using your pedal power to support our life saving research. 

Fundraising

Now's a great time to give your Just Giving page another push. Let everyone know how you got on and ask them to sponsor you. 

If you haven't started fundraising yet, there’s still time to set up your online fundraising page and collect sponsorship – it’s the easiest way to raise money to help power research.

Don't forget once you have collected all your sponsorship - pay in your fundraising

Purchase a Memento

Make the London to Reading Bike Ride live long in the memory and show everyone that you joined the Heart Riders team by purchasing something from our online cycling shop

Follow us on Facebook

Join the London to Reading Bike Ride Facebook page to relive the memories of the day, share event stories with other supporters and get updates about next year's event. 

Join us next year 

Entry for the 2017 London to Reading Bike Ride will be open soon. Keep checking this page for updates.

 

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