A modern classic, The London To Land’s End Cycle Challenge can boast to be one of the UK’s most thrilling and spectacular cycle rides to match anywhere in Europe!
From the heart of the capital to the most westward tip of mainland UK this 365 mile cycling adventure covers a diversity of landscape, history and regional culture, from industrial metropolitan sprawl to passing through ancient counties and beautiful shires… the perfect way to see B-road Britain!
The London To Lands End Cycle Challenge is a tough and challenging ride across the South of England, it is also an exhilarating cycling adventure, and once completed is an achievement that will leave indelible memories for the rest of your life!
|Total Distance 365mi||Total Ascent 5,500m||Max Alt 296m||Difficulty Grade 3.5/5
|5 Nights||Next Departure 24 August 2021||Scenery Score 10/10||Guide Price £695
Day 1 – London To Newbury – 65mi (104km)
Day 2 – Newbury To Glastonbury – 81mi (130km)
Day 3 – Glastonbury To Newton Abbot – 90mi (144km)
Day 4 – Newton Abbot To Truro – 90mi (144km)
Day 5 – Truro To Land’s End – 38mi (61km)
Day 6 – Pack down bikes before onward journey home.
Experienced Cycle Leader(s), Full Vehicle Support including Mechanical Support, First Aiders, Luggage Transfer Through Trip, 3/4 star Hotel Accommodation (5 nights inc Breakfast)
Bike transfer return to Woking Rail Station, Bike Hire, Single Room
Travel To/From Event, Lunches, London Accommodation, Evening Meals
Participants are required to arrive in London the evening before event start date (for the event briefing). Please make arrangements to stay overnight – we have an early start the following morning.
Your personal luggage will be carried by the support vehicle throughout the event. Please do not arrive to the event with rigid bike boxes.
After the event, we [ECT] are pleased to be able to offer a bike return transfer to ‘Woking’ Rail Station (optional fee applies), otherwise please plan your return home from Penzance.
Weather & Kit
We should expect ‘mixed’ weather patterns of sunshine and rain in this region of the United Kingdom. With some luck we will stay dry and the sun will join us for the ride, but if not, remember to bring plenty of layers – not heavy coverings.
Your bike should be well maintained and in good running order with suitable gears and brakes to tackle steep gradients – up and down! A sports hybrid bike (with high gears and wide tyres – min 28mm) is ideal but a road/touring bike also with high gears and wide tyres would also be suitable. We also welcome on to this tour of applications from experienced eBike riders.
A full kit list will be issued in your ‘Joining Instructions’ document after your application. We would like to emphasise good quality wet weather gear and warm base/mid layers for your coast to coast trip. We will be glad to discuss any aspect of kit and your bike with you, please call us anytime with any questions.
Fitness & Training
This is a level 3 cycle event. You will be capable of riding comfortably up to 100km in a day and/or used to riding distances up to 80km over hilly terrain (minimum). If you have any doubt as to your fitness regarding participation in this event, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to chat with you.
Please arrive to the event ready to ride and not rely on ‘muscle memory’ or riding into ‘trip fitness’ – don’t let us or yourself (or others) down…please train to tour.
eBIKE RIDERS WELCOME
“Well done folks …very professional indeed, 7days cycling together from Vienna to Milan is no joke …but thanks to you and your professionalism, support and determination the challenge is over with positive feelings…. thank you to all your very friendly team who also go out of their way to give you a memorable experience… Until the next one !!!”Mark Camilleri (Vienna To Milan Cycle Challenge)
London To Lands End Route Map
London To Lands End Route Profile
“Better organisation than Team Sky, Jason and Giles where awesome. Every thing ran so smoothly all we had to do was ride!”Richard Moore (Alpine TdF Velo Spectacular)