Sign up for the London to Southend Bike Ride
Sunday 17 July 2016
Victoria Park to Southend-on-Sea
Your route takes you out of the hustle of London and on through pretty villages and quiet lanes before coming to the excitement of the finish in Southend.
Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult rider (over 18) at all times.
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
- Fundraising support
- Medical support
- Mechanical support
- Full route signage and marshalling
- 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
Make your travel plans
Bike Events charter trains
For £12.00 per person, two Bike Events charter trains will run in the morning only from Southend Victoria to get you to London for an 08:00 start. The trains will also call at Hockley, Rochford and Rayleigh only. Only tickets sold by Bike Events will be valid on the two special charter services; Greater Anglia season tickets won't be valid on these services.
The route to the start will be signed from Stratford station (where the service terminates).
Train times will be announced nearer the date - details in the Ride Guide sent as part of each registration pack.
More services will also run in the morning from Southend Victoria and Southend Central stations to take riders to Stratford and in the afternoon to take riders back to Liverpool Street and stations en route.
For train times call National Rail Enquiries for times: 08457 48 49 50.
More information on transport and location details are available on the Bike Events website.
Get ready for your ride
Your fundraising helps our researchers make more 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 online fundraising page
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.
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. Prepare for changeable weather. Bring a puncture kit and inner tube - and don't forget your helmet!
You'll receive your participant number in the post just before the event.
British Cycling membership
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.
At the start
|| Registration opens
| Held every ten minutes throughout the morning
|| Safety briefing
| 07:00 - 09:10
|| Ride starts
| When the last rider gets to Southend
|| Ride finishes
Your friends and family are very welcome to join in the cheering at the start and finish line, as well as along the route - but we do ask that you don't bring dogs with you.
All riders will be given a route map on the day, containing the emergency medical, mechanic and route control telephone numbers.
The event is fully signed and supported with first aid, marshals and mechanics. Water will be available at the start and finish, and en route.