Ride Across Britain
10 - 18 September 2022
Land's End to John O'groats
Ride Across Britain
|Date||10 - 18 September 2022|
|Location||Land's End to John O'groats|
Save £100 off your entry fee. Use the code CHARITY100 at check out! Offer ends 30th of April.
Take on this world-famous bucket list event, 9 days of incredible cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats.
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.
We understand that taking on Land’s End to John O’Groats is not something you do on a whim. We want you to know that from the moment you sign up, we'll be here to make sure you're fully prepared for your challenge of a lifetime.
What you'll get from the event organisers
- Bespoke training programme
- Additional training advice
- Special offers on equipment, kit and bike maintenance
- Maintenance and bike fitting guides
What you'll get from from us
- A friendly team to support you every step of the way with fundraising tips and ideas.
- Welcome pack sent in the post
- Online fundraising resources
- Private Facebook group to meet your fellow team mates
- FREE Alzheimer's Society technical Cycling jersey (sent 6 weeks before your event)
What to expect during the challenge
- Fully loaded pit stops
- Turn by turn signposting
- Highly experienced ride chaperones
- Rider timing and tracking
- Support vehicle
- Mechanical support
What to expect at basecamp
- Private tent (hotel upgrades available)
- Breakfast, dinner, and afternoon tea
- Qualified sports physiotherapists
- Showers, chill out areas, drying rooms and more
970 miles you will never forget! From the rolling hills of Devon and Cornwall to the majestic highlands of Scotland, this classic route will be varied and exciting. You can view your route map here.
A full kit list is provided on Participant Rider Platform which you’ll have access to once you're signed up.
By signing up to this challenge, we ask that you commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £2,200. This is to ensure we can raise as much money as possible to help people affected by dementia.
Pre event fundraising
We’ve broken your target down into manageable chunks to keep you on track. To confirm your place with us, we require some sponsorship to be with us before we can pay for your place. This is so the charity doesn’t lose money. You can see these fundraising deadlines below.
- 30 May 2022 - 25% of your target is due (£550)
- 30 July 2022 – 50% of your target is due (£1,100)
We'll be on hand every step of the way to make sure you absolutely smash these targets. You’ll have plenty of time to reach the final amount with the deadline for this not until 6 weeks after the event.
After you sign up, we will send you a welcome pack with fundraising help and materials. You'll also have access to our online fundraising hub with plenty of ideas, promotional material and more. We’re always just a phone call or email away and more than happy to help.
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 prepared 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 of 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 advisable for riders to get some practice group riding, training on undulating terrain and even having a go at a multi-day sportive.
What accommodation is provided?
Private tents are provided at all basecamps but if you don’t think camping is quite right for you, then not to worry, you can upgrade to the Plus Package!
With all the same benefits as the other riders, you will be shuttled to a nearby hotel for 8 nights to enjoy the comforts of a soft bed after a long day’s’ ride. The final night of the ride will be camping, experiencing the infamous basecamp for the last night with your fellow riders.
What food can I expect?
Breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea are all taken care of for you. You can expect everything from fresh salads, mouth-watering meat, fish and vegetarian dishes right the way through to puddings worthy of Nigella herself.
What happens with my bag?
Your bags will be transported from the start to your final destination each day. In your Registration Pack you will be given a luggage label with your participant number on it to attach to your luggage so it is easy to find at the end of the day. You’ll just need to drop bags off in the morning and it will be there for you to pick up at the other end.
Your bag should weigh no more that 16kg but upgrades are available should you need more.
On average how many miles will I cycle each day?
Are there pit stops along route?
There will be pit stops approximately 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?
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 9 September 2022 may register for the Event