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:
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.
|Start||Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B13 8RD|
|Finish||Oxpens Meadow, Oxpens Rd., Oxford OX1 1RQ|
|Distance||77 miles (approx)|
|Getting There: Car||From 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: Train||Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes and nearest station to get you to the start.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950
|Start Times||7.15am - 9.00am at a time to suit you|
|Other Info||Minimum 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.**
|Pricing||Entry Pack (£24.00)|
Team Entry (6 or more, per person) (£23.00)
Transport AM (£24.00)
Transport PM (£24.00)
SUPPORT SERVICESRULES OF THE RIDERIDE PREPARATION
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.
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 www.mungos.org 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
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! was founded in 2009 by Kristin Hallenga, following her diagnosis of secondary breast cancer at 23. She made it her mission to ensure other young people don’t find themselves in a similar situation; where they’re told the cancer cannot be cured because it was found late.
CoppaFeel! want to live in a world where all breast cancers are diagnosed at the earliest stage possible, at which treatments are more effective and survival rates are higher. We want to stamp out late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer by ensuring that people know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what their boobs look and feel like normally, check their boobs regularly throughout their lifetime and have the confidence to see their doctor if they spot anything unusual.
Without the support of our fantastic fundraisers, we simply wouldn’t be able to carry out our life-saving work, so thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to #TeamBoobs!
Charity reg. no. 1132366