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Fri 14 Oct - Tue 18 Oct 2016

In aid of Barnardo's



What to expect


What you will do


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All you need to know

Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Fri 14 Oct 2016

Holyhead to Chester

Start this fantastic bike ride from the spot where Thomas Barnardo arrived from Dublin and jump in your saddle for the start of the journey!

On day 1 the ride will stop at 65 miles at Colwyn Bay, the rest of the route to Chester will then be by car. Experienced riders may choose to do the full 100 miles by bike, should they wish.

Keep your eyes peeled as you will be going through some stunning scenery including the medieval Conway Castle.


Day 2, Sat 15 Oct 2016

Chester to Telford

After yesterday's big day you will further step out of your comfort zone cyclng from Chester to Telford.

Today is 64 miles long with 530m ascent and 380m descent.


Day 3, Sun 16 Oct 2016

Telford to Worcester

Recharged, your third day of riding brings you from Telford to Worcester.

This is the shortest day of the ride at just 49 miles with 450m ascent and 580m descent. 


Day 4, Mon 17 Oct 2016

Worcester to Oxford

The penultmate day brings you from Worcester to Oxford.

On this ride, the first half of the ride you will tackle some hills on this 72 mile ride with 600m ascent and 560 descent. A beautiful ride, you will go through some beautiful parts of the Cotswolds.


Day 5, Tue 18 Oct 2016

Oxford to London

You've made it to the last day completing Thomas Barnardo's original journey!

On this triumphant ride you will cycle 79 miles with 490m ascent and 530m descent from Oxford into the capital city of London. You will pass through the evergreen Chilterns on your way to the bustling capital city finishing at Barnardo's Village in East London where you will be cheered home and have a celebratory drink.


Important information

There is no accommodation included for this final evening, so you may wish to consider booking an extra night in London.

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