Take a look at these Challenging Events - London to Paris/Amsterdam/Newcastle/Lands' End

by challenge   December 12, 2013  

Below are four of our challenge events, in 24 hours, four locations across the year of 2014: Please visit our website at: http://www.ride24hr.com/index.php, email us at info@ride24hr.com or call us on: 0207 609 6695 for further information on any of the following.
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London to Paris 24

6 - 8 September 2014
After 4 years of operating the successful London to Paris 24 ride for the charity Scope – we are opening up the challenge to more riders. Cycle for your charity – or just do it for yourself!
London's Blackheath - 350 excited riders line up on the start line. We head out into the Kent countryside towards our first rest stop, then onwards to Dover, a second stop, before an evening ferry to Calais. Night riding now once in France, rest stops and food as we pass through the major cathedral cities of Amiens and Beauvais, and smaller towns steeped in history. If we're lucky, locals will be out in force to cheer us Tour de France style as we speed though! We head into Paris though the quieter Sunday morning traffic on to the glorious finale around the Arc de Triumphe, down the Champs Elysee before the finish near the Eiffel Tower. Voila - the classic Ride 24 and a great place to celebrate!
The Ride
280 miles in 24hrs – broken down into 7 stages of approximately 40/45 miles with rest stops at the end of each leg to take on food & drink supplied by our specialist catering team, and sort any repairs to bike and body.
• Non-stop challenge - day & night. 24 hr 'target' inclusive of ferry time
• Setting out Saturday midday - easy to join us!
• Fully supported - snack stops, hot meals, signage, mechanics, medics & support vehicles
• Hotel in Paris & return bike transport to London included
• Optional Eurostar return on Monday - at a discounted rate - arrival timed to meet your bike!
• Join our Ride 24 celebration dinner and party in Paris!
• London training ride & briefing for all riders in May '14 - get to know your team mates & us!

Stats
Start: Blackheath, SE London - 12.00hrs Saturday 6 Sept.
Finish: The Eiffel Tower, Central Paris - Sunday morning – 24 hours or so later!
Miles: 280 over 7 stages
Total Ascent / Climb: 3,800 metres
Estimated field of Riders: 350+

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London to Land’s End 24

14 - 15 June 2014
The iconic white signpost of Land’s End means you are at the very edge of Britain; no more miles to pedal, no more hills to climb, you can cycle no further! Rewarded by the fresh sea air and a view over the Atlantic you only now realise what you have accomplished on this truly testing and tough ride. Over 310 miles stretch between London and Land’s End, many hills in between and a wind that just could be on the nose. Your legs will take a pounding as you push past Winchester, the New Forest – and then onto a true test of spirit as night draws in and you approach Dartmoor. It's not exactly all down hill from there onwards, but as the sun rises Cornwall feels welcoming, and that special white sign nears....

The Ride
310 miles in 24hrs - stretching through the South of Britain – the route is broken down into 7 stages of approximately 40 / 45 miles each, with rest stops at the end of each leg to take on food and drink supplied by a specialist catering team, and sort any repairs to bike and body!
• Non-stop challenge - through day & night. 24 hr 'target' time
• Fully supported - snack stops, hot meals, signage, mechanics, medics & support vehicles
• Return bike transport to London included
• Optional coach return service to London - to meet your bike for collection
• Shuttle service to Penzance available
• London training ride and briefing for all riders in May'14 - get to know your team mates & us!

Stats
Start: Richmond, SW London, 9.00 hrs Saturday, 14 June
Finish: Land’s End, Cornwall - Sunday morning – 24 hours or so later!
Miles: 310 over 7 stages
Total Ascent / Climbing: 4,200 metres
Estimated field of riders: 300+

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London to Amsterdam 24

19 - 21 July 2014
This 24 hour ride isn't just between 2 great cities – it crosses 4 countries – and has 3 ferry crossings! You'll need to pace yourself, judge your rest stop breaks, and save some energy for the long haul up the exposed coast of Holland. Setting out from SE London in the afternoon, through the garden of England, Kent, your first goal is to make the 90 miles to Dover in the set time to rendezvous with the ferry. Across the channel, a welcome rest and on into France. You will be rewarded with long, flat & quiet roads as we speed through the darkness of the night and focus on the lights ahead to keep the pace up. Belgium slips by, then another ferry crossing once the sun rises, and on into Holland – with a final crossing to keep us on track. You head out over the intricate waterways to the west and up the coast with the North Sea to your left – before the final push across into Amsterdam as that clock ticks on. This is the city of cycling – our cycling feat will deserve a big celebration once we arrive - and plenty of that Dutch courage along the way!
The Ride
315 miles in 24hrs – the route is broken down into 7 manageable stages of approximately 40/45 miles with rest stops at the end of each leg to take on food and drink supplied by a specialist catering team, and sort any repairs to bike and body.

• Non-stop challenge - day & night. 24 hr 'target' time inclusive of standard ferry times
• Sets out mid Saturday afternoon to match the ferries - easy to join!
• Fully supported - snack stops, hot meals, signage, mechanics, medics & support vehicles
• Hotel in Amsterdam & return bike transport to London included
• Optional coach return to London - timed to fit in with your bike return & collection
• Join our Ride 24 celebration dinner and party in Amsterdam!
• London training ride and briefing for all riders in May '14 - get to know your team mates & us!

Stats
Start: Blackheath, SE London - 15.00hrs Saturday 19 July
Finish: Amsterdam - Sunday afternoon – 24 hours or so later!
Miles: 315 over 7 stages
Total Ascent / Climb: 1,080 metres
Estimated field of Riders: 250

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London to Newcastle 24

30 - 31 August 2014
300 miles due north from London – Newcastle is the destination. The route heads out to the east – across the low lying flat lands of Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire – with long straight roads ensuring a keen pace – but the smart will conserve their energy and strength for the hills further north. The sun will dip and night time arrives as we pass through remote villages and speed through the quiet English countryside, before hitting the historic city of Lincoln, over the Humber and onto York as the hills get a little sharper. As dawn arrives – the iconic Angel of the North will soon be in our sights, as we near the end of our ride. Finishing on the banks of the Tyne, under the shadow of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge – the start in London will seem a long time ago. A lot can happen in 24 hours - and you'll see a lot of Britain on your Ride 24.

The Ride

300 miles in 24hrs – the route is broken down into 7 stages of approximately 40 / 45 miles each with rest stops at the end of each leg to take on food and drink supplied by a specialist catering team to, and to sort any repairs to bike and body!

• Non-stop challenge - through day & night.24 hr 'target' time
• Setting out Saturday morning - easy to join us!
• Fully supported - snack stops, hot meals, signage, mechanics, medics & support vehicles
• Return bike transport to London included
• Optional coach return to London - to meet the bike for collection
• London training ride and briefing for all riders in May '14 - get to know your team mates & us!

Stats
Start: NE London - 10.00hrs Saturday, 30 August
Finish: Central Newcastle - Sunday morning – 24 hours or so later!
Miles: 300 over 7 stages
Total Ascent / Climb: 2,450 metres
Estimated field of riders: 300+

Please email us at info@ride24hr.com or call us on: 0207 609 6695 for further information. Or visit our website at http://www.ride24hr.com/index.php

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