Hero Ride - Edinburgh to London

OnRoad Leisure , Edinburgh – Sunday, 01 Jun 2014

Event Summary

Event Overview

Edinburgh to London Hero Ride - Tartan Express

The longest leg of Help for Heroes run Hero Ride 2014 departs from beautiful Edinburgh and covers 440 miles traveling almost the entire length of the country, so be prepared for some long days in the saddle!

The route has a military theme passing by Army and RAF bases including Catterick Garrison, home to Phoenix House, one of our regional Recovery Centres, and you'll be riding alongside some of the guys and gals who have benefitted from the help offered here and at our other recovery centres. 


The scenery will take your breath away, as you pass Roman ruins and castles by the Scottish Borders, cross over the historic Hadrian's Wall and take on the beautiful and challenging Yorkshire Dales en route to Blackheath Common. Here you will join together with hundreds of other Hero Riders from all overthe country to cycle into London on 10 miles of closed roads for the Grand Finale!


Please note this is a demanding ride and you’ll need to put in some significant training!


Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Castle

Day 2: Edinburgh to Jedburgh/Hawick (55 miles)

Day 3: Jedburgh/Hawick to Consett (65 miles)

Day 4: Consett to Boroughbridge/Harrogate (70 miles)

Day 5: Harrogate to Newark (80 miles)

Day 6: Newark to St Neots (85 miles)

Day 7: St Neots to Enfield (52 miles)

Day 8: Enfield - Blackheath - Central London Finale! (30 miles)


Event Details

Event URN:

305099

Start Date:

Sun, 1st Jun 2014

Finish date:

Sun, 8th Jun 2014

Event Type:

OnRoad Leisure (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Edinburgh Castle, Castle Hill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2NG
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Cheques payable to:

n/a

Event Website:

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About the Event

Info for Riders

RIDE: Hero Ride - Edinburgh to London (Tartan Express) DATE: 1 - 8 June 2013 DISTANCE: approx. 440 miles + final 10 miles into central London LEVEL: Demanding – training in and out of the saddle essential START: Edinburgh (location tbc) FINISH: Blackheath Common, London REGISTRATION FEE: £190 (payable at the time of registration) SUGGESTED MINIMUM FUNDRAISING TARGET: £2,300 FUNDRAISING TIMELINES: You will be required to pay £1,200 of the suggested minimum target to Help for Heroes by Friday 7 March in order to cover to costs of your participation. All remaining fundraised money should be with us within a month of the challenge taking place. RIDE STATUS: Spaces Available

The Rides

Hero Ride - Tartan Express Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sun 01/06/14 18:00 --- --- 704km / 437 miles
Entry: Online: (£190.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£190.00), On Day: (£190.00)
Sun 01/06/14 – 18:00
704km / 437 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

Edinburgh to London Hero Ride - Tartan Express

The longest leg of Help for Heroes run Hero Ride 2014 departs from beautiful Edinburgh and covers 440 miles traveling almost the entire length of the country, so be prepared for some long days in the saddle!

The route has a military theme passing by Army and RAF bases including Catterick Garrison, home to Phoenix House, one of our regional Recovery Centres, and you'll be riding alongside some of the guys and gals who have benefitted from the help offered here and at our other recovery centres. 


The scenery will take your breath away, as you pass Roman ruins and castles by the Scottish Borders, cross over the historic Hadrian's Wall and take on the beautiful and challenging Yorkshire Dales en route to Blackheath Common. Here you will join together with hundreds of other Hero Riders from all overthe country to cycle into London on 10 miles of closed roads for the Grand Finale!


Please note this is a demanding ride and you’ll need to put in some significant training!


Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Castle

Day 2: Edinburgh to Jedburgh/Hawick (55 miles)

Day 3: Jedburgh/Hawick to Consett (65 miles)

Day 4: Consett to Boroughbridge/Harrogate (70 miles)

Day 5: Harrogate to Newark (80 miles)

Day 6: Newark to St Neots (85 miles)

Day 7: St Neots to Enfield (52 miles)

Day 8: Enfield - Blackheath - Central London Finale! (30 miles)


Event Details

Event URN:

305099

Start Date:

Sun, 1st Jun 2014

Finish date:

Sun, 8th Jun 2014

Event Type:

OnRoad Leisure (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Edinburgh Castle, Castle Hill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2NG
View map

Cheques payable to:

n/a

Event Website:

Visit Website

About the Event

Info for Riders

RIDE: Hero Ride - Edinburgh to London (Tartan Express) DATE: 1 - 8 June 2013 DISTANCE: approx. 440 miles + final 10 miles into central London LEVEL: Demanding – training in and out of the saddle essential START: Edinburgh (location tbc) FINISH: Blackheath Common, London REGISTRATION FEE: £190 (payable at the time of registration) SUGGESTED MINIMUM FUNDRAISING TARGET: £2,300 FUNDRAISING TIMELINES: You will be required to pay £1,200 of the suggested minimum target to Help for Heroes by Friday 7 March in order to cover to costs of your participation. All remaining fundraised money should be with us within a month of the challenge taking place. RIDE STATUS: Spaces Available

The Rides

Hero Ride - Tartan Express Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sun 01/06/14 18:00 --- --- 704km / 437 miles
Entry: Online: (£190.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£190.00), On Day: (£190.00)
Sun 01/06/14 – 18:00
704km / 437 miles

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