Our 2016 ride
Saturday 19 March 2016
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.
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.
Your entry includes
- Fundraising support
- Downloadable route map
- Downloadable route GPX file (available on request)
- Full route signage
- Medical support
- A medal for all finishers
If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:
Tel: 0845 130 8663
* additional charges apply
Kempton Park Racecourse,
Staines Road East,
Kempton Park Racecourse has free parking.
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.
Parking at the Finish
There are several pay and display car parks near Christchurch Meadows, and free parking in the surrounding streets.
Your fundraising helps our researchers make more discoveries discoveries and keep more hearts beating.
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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
|| Registration opens
| 08:00 - 10:30
|| Set off time
|| Bike ride finishes
- Download the route map - printed maps will be available at the start.
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.