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.
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!
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+
We have 4 years experience of operating successful 24 hr cycle challenges and we know the right ingredients to get you across the finish line on target. Youll need your bike, a helmet, some fuel in those legs and a bit of spirit well bring the support to get you there...
Rest stops every 40/45 miles - including snacks, water, gels & energy drinks
Food supplied at all rest stops - hot food stops for lunch & dinner
A celebratory breakfast at the finish
Pace riders, support guides and back marker helpers
Full support teams - mechanics & medics
Day bag transfers to each rest stop - (for your clothing, snacks, supplies)
Rest & recovery buses - if you need to sit out a stage
Back-up vehicles & bike transport for retirees
Rider timing, route maps, GPX files
Training advice & pre-event support - plus a dedicated team to answer your questions!