Due to Covid-19, this year’s ride will once again be a one-day ride on Sunday 6th June 2021. Riders will depart from the KEF Centre, Arbiter House, Wilberforce Road, London NW9 6AX and follow a circular route, returning to NW London in the afternoon.
Riders will cycle through a 'rolling start' from their homes through the KEF Centre on the morning of the ride. This is the start of the route and riders will be registered and have a tracker installed on their bike for their safety. The start line opens from 7:00am for riders on the 100 mile route and 8.00am for riders on the 60 mile route.
The main route is a 100km mix of urban and rural roads from Hendon through Bushey and outside of the M25 heading east. The route re-enters the M25 at Potters Bar and finishes in Golders Green. The 100 mile route diverts after Pit Stop 1 and the extra mileage takes the riders to Hitchin. There are marshals along the route to assist riders. If you need assistance, you can call the hotline which will be displayed on your bike at the start line.
A specialised company has designed two challenging routes (100km and 100 miles) passing through some familiar areas before riding further afield to enjoy a mix of beautiful scenery, some challenging climbs and equally rewarding downhills. Riders should be aware that the 100 mile route is designed only for seasoned riders who can comfortably complete the additional mileage with little support. The additional section of route will not be sign posted and 100-mile riders will need to use navigation. Please find route information below:
• Max grade: 6.9%
• Min grade: -7.1%
• Total climb: 2836 ft
• Total descent: 2786ft
• Max grade: 9.4%
• Min grade: -9.8%
• Total climb: 5219ft
• Total descent: 5172ft
Please note, that for the 100mile route you will need a navigation app, as not all the route is signposted.
There are pit stops along the route where riders can rest. Food and drink is provided.
The last pit stop is in Hendon. Riders will group here and parade into Golders Green and the finish line in groups every half hour from 2.00pm.
We have carefully monitored Covid guidance to ensure that the ride is fully compliant; from 12th April 2021, outdoor sporting and charitable events are permitted as long as restrictions are adhered to. We ask riders to be sensible and to adhere to social distancing as required.
Further information will be displayed here if necessary.
Strava links are posted here in the days before the ride.
• A helmet is compulsory
• Bottle cage (ideally 2) attached to your bike
• Carrying a spare set of inner tubes specific to your tyres will reduce any downtime should you get a puncture.
• Waterproof jackets