Deloitte Ride Across Britain

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Event Type: Cycling
Date: 7-15 September 2019
Location: Land's End to John O'groats
Registration Fee: £499
Fundraising Target: £2,200/person
Level: Tough

Take on this world famous bucket list event, fully supported over 9 days of incredible cycling.

Cliff tops, moorlands, hidden roads and soaring mountains. Experience the most spectacular cycling that Britain has to offer, riding through 23 counties across England, Wales and Scotland. With a premium level of support, there’s no better way to take on this iconic ride.

 This is a chance to see Britain like you’ve never seen it before, camping under the stars and sharing lifelong memories with 850 fellow riders.

When you fundraise for us you'll receive: 

  • Welcome pack with fundraising help and materials

  • Free cycling top to represent us on the day

  • Support from our dedicated events team to help you smash your fundraising target

And from the event organisers you'll receive:

  • Fully signposted route, with regular rest stops

  • Expert chaperones, medical and mechanical support throughout

  • Overnight basecamps (two person tent to self)

  • Amazing food, hot showers, drinks and sports nutrition

  • Massages at basecamp

  • Day to day bag transport 

  • Free personal event photos uploaded on Facebook

  • Finisher’s medal

How much training am I expected to do?

The level of training required will vary depending on the individual. Ride across Britain provide riders with the choice of three training plans to download: novice, intermediate and advanced. All three training plans are designed to get riders at any level in shape to enjoy and complete the ride.

It’s not obligatory for riders to strictly follow the training plans we provide. Don’t panic if you miss a session, just ensure you keep up your fitness and “get the miles in your legs”. Some riders will opt to follow their own tailored plans or go on recommendations of others who have completed similar events – so there are other ways of training outside our guidelines.

As well as training plans, each of their monthly emails will include a section on responsible riding. It is important to remember that the key factor of training is to get out on the bike as much as you can, as well as learning key skills that you will need for the ride, such as riding in a group. Therefore it is also recommendable for riders to get some practice group riding, train on undulating terrain and perhaps have a go at a multi-day sportive.

What type of rooms are provided?

 

Rooms will be single occupancy, but there is the option for the plus package to opt for a double occupancy room if you are signing up with someone else. We cannot guarantee you will be in a twin rooms due to availability of twin rooms at the hotels.

 

Where will I eat breakfast and dinner each day?

You will eat dinner and breakfast at the basecamp with the other riders. There will be continuous shuttles running from basecamp to the hotel so you are able to go backwards and forwards between the two. 

What happens with my bags?

Each day you will need to bring your main bag from your hotel room and drop it in the hotel reception. This bag will be transported straight to your next hotel and has a weight limit of 15kg.

You will also need to pack a small day bag that will be transported to the next basecamp. In this bag you should pack washing kit and a spare change of clothes for if you want to shower / change at basecamp while you wait for the transfer to your hotel at the end of the day. This bag has a weight limit of 5kg.

How many miles will I cycle on average each day?

You will cycle on average 109 miles a day, wth the longest day being 118.8 miles. To see a detailed version of the daily route, climb and distance head to the route page

Are there pit stops along route?

There will be pit stops roughly every 35-40 miles along the route for you to eat and drink. It’s also a good opportunity to sort out any mechanical/ medical issues you might be having.

 

Is the fundraising target per person?

In order to cover the costs of the trip the fundraising target is per person. We do encourage teams to sign up but each individual team member will be required to hit the overall target.

Is there an age limit?

Only persons aged 18 years or above as of 7 September 2019 may register for the Event

For further information about the challenge, its inclusions, the route and FAQs, please visit the official organiser's website or email [email protected]

If you have any fundraising questions, you can get in touch with a member of the Challenge Events team by emailing [email protected], or give us a call on 0330 333 0804 and we will be delighted to help.