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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).

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London to Oxford

Sunday 06 Jul 2014

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Enjoy a great Summer's day cycling from London through the Chilterns to Oxford to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

Starting from beautiful Syon Park in Brentford, we first visit Fulmer and Burnham Beeches before stopping for lunch by the river at Marlow. The route then climbs into the Chiltern Hills and crosses Christmas Common with a stop at Chalgrove before heading to the Finish at Oxpens Meadows, on the banks of the Thames, in the heart of Oxford. There you'll enjoy live music, refreshments and a well-earned drink in the beer tent!

Ride Details
StartSyon Park, Park Rd, Brentford, TW8 8JF
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FinishOxpens Meadow, Oxpens Rd., Oxford OX1 1RQ
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Distance60 miles (approx)
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Getting There: CarSyon Park is 2 miles north of A316, along the A3004 or M4 Jct 1, A205, A315. Parking on site £3 in advance or pay on the day. Vehicle entrance on south-west side of Estate (Park Road), cyclists entrance on north-east side, off A315.
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: TrainBrentford (1 mile) or Richmond (2.5 miles) - signed from Brentford only.
Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Start Times7.30 to 9.30am
Local Infowww.visitlondon.com
www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com
Other InfoTransport - coaches run in the morning at 6am to take riders from Oxford Ice Rink to the start in London and costs £24. Coaches run at set times in the afternoon (3.30pm and 5.30pm approx) to take cyclists back to the Start.
Advance booking recommended as spaces cannot be guaranteed on the day. NB transport tickets are non-refundable

Minimum age 14. Riders under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18 and wear a helmet. Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable.

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.**

GPX routes are available after online booking.
PricingEntry Pack (£19.50)
Team Entry (6 or more, per person) (£19.00)
Transport AM (£24.00)
Transport PM (£24.00)

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A man in his fifties has a 1 in 11 chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. A boy born in 2015 will have a 1 in 7 chance. We need to act NOW. Help support our research for a future without prostate cancer.
Registered charity number 802545
www.prostate-cancer-research.org.uk

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