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Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).

Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).

For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).

These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.
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Birmingham to Oxford

Sunday 07 Jul 2013

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This ride has now passed.

Thanks to all the riders who took part in the Birmingham to Oxford bike ride on Sunday to raise money for their chosen charities. It was a beautiful warm sunny day and the event was a huge success with nearly 400 people taking part. The pictures from the ride are available here:

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Come and join Birmingham's biggest bike ride and help raise funds for the charity of your choice.

From the start at Cannon Hill Park the route follows beautiful country lanes across the Cotswold Hills to the finish at Oxpens Meadows, where you can enjoy refreshments, live music and a well-earned drink in the beer tent!

"I have just completed the Birmingham to Oxford and once again your organisation is simple and effective. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy and the whole event, well signposted and efficient. Well done Bike events" J. M.

Ride Details
StartCannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B13 8RD
FinishOxpens Meadow, Oxpens Rd., Oxford OX1 1RQ
Distance77 miles (approx)
Challenge Rating
Getting There: CarFrom the M42 take Junction 4 or 5 towards Birmingham, then follow signs to Moseley via Sparkhill (A34 then B4217 or A41 then B4514, B4217).
From the M5 take Junction 3, then follow the A456 towards Birmingham, onto the A4540 before taking a left down the A435 and then a right onto Salisbury Road towards Edgbaston Cricket Ground.
Parking at Finish is available on a 'first come, first served' basis at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College opposite finish area (OX1 1SA) from 5.30am Sunday morning (£10/day) and once that's full, over in multi-storey car park also opposite Finish area (Westgate Centre Car Park - more pricey). (DON'T use the Ice Rink car park - you may get a ticket!). Follow signs for Bike Events car park in both cases.
Getting There: TrainPlease check with operator regarding carriage of bikes and nearest station to get you to the start.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950
Start Times7.15am - 9.00am at a time to suit you
Other InfoMinimum rider age 16 years. We recommend that all riders wear a helmet.

Transport - a coach runs in the morning (6am) to take riders and their bikes from Oxford Ice Rink to the start in Birmingham
Coaches run at set times in the afternoon (3.30pm and 5.30pm) to take cyclists and their bikes back to the Start.
Advance booking recommended as spaces cannot be guaranteed on the day. NB transport tickets are non-refundable.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day

** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**
PricingEntry Pack (£24.00)
Team Entry (6 or more, per person) (£23.00)
Transport AM (£24.00)
Transport PM (£24.00)



This is an Open Event - your entry fee goes towards the running of the ride.

You can ride for one of the charities below (select when you book online) or for a charity of your choice (contact them after you've booked to arrange sponsorship collection).

CHARITIES - please click HERE for information about how to get involved and for details of our Open Event fundraising packages.

Acorns Children's Hospice logo

Established in 1988, Acorns Children's Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the heart of England. These children and young people are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Acorns is currently supporting over 640 children and more than 910 families, including those who are bereaved.

CoppaFeel logo

We exist to educate and remind every 18-30 year old in the UK that checking their boobs isn't only fun, it could save their life. How do we do this? We target music lovers at festivals and students at Universities. We launch national awareness campaigns that get amazing PR. We organise events that are fun and inspiring. We engage fellow young breast cancer survivors to be our voice and we pester famous faces to help us reach an even wider audience. We're like a friendly bop on the head when you least expect it. You won't find us shaking a bucket on the streets, but we will be there asking you when you last checked your boobs.
Reg. No. 1132366

St Mungo's logo

St Mungo's opens doors for homeless people. Mainly based in London and the South, we provide support towards recovery and help to prevent rough sleeping. We run over 100 projects and help thousands of homeless people make life changes every year. By taking part in this ride we can help homeless people escape the streets for good. See for more information about our work. Your entry fee pays only for the safe running of the ride. Please ask your friends and family to sponsor you and help raise much-needed funds for the work of the St Mungo’s.
Registered Charity No 1149085

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