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London Bikeathon 2015: Download the full routes now!

Dan Henchman
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28 Jul 2015

We're excited to announce that the routes for this year's London Bikeathon have been finalised and are now available to download!*

If you haven't signed up yet, join us! We've still got places available, and with 26 or 52 mile routes to choose from, Bikeathon is an achievable challenge for riders of all abilities.

We've worked hard to ensure that the routes are the best they can be – sticking close to last year's routes where possible after a lot of positive feedback – and riders will receive a printed route map on the day of the ride. In the meantime, here's a taster of what to expect:

The start

Both routes (26 and 52 miles) start and finish at Brunswick Square Gardens in central London. The sea of red unstoppable cycling jerseys heading out through the streets will be a special sight as ever! From here, you'll head East into to the City of London where you'll have the opportunity to take in some of London's most famous landmarks.

26 mile route 

You'll directly pass the Old Bailey, St. Paul's and the Tower of London whilst also getting an opportunity to catch a glimpse of Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena and the Shard as well as the unmissable London Eye and Houses of Parliament.

After 19 miles alongside the 52 milers you'll branch off and make your way back towards Brunswick Square Gardens where Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research staff, volunteers and friends and family will be ready to welcome you with an ice cold drink.

View and download the full 26 mile route from MapMyRide

Alternatively download the .GPX file at the bottom of the page.

52 mile route

You'll begin at Brunswick Square Gardens and follow the 26 milers out East into the City of London where you'll also get the opportunity to take in some of the capital's most iconic landmarks, including the Tower of London.

The start will be done in waves in a bid to avoid congestion and at 19 miles having taken in the likes of The Shard, Big Ben and Canary Wharf, you'll split from the 26 milers and head West towards Richmond.

This will take you through the glorious surrounds of Richmond Park, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city and with the opportunity to stop for refreshments before making your way back to Brunswick Square Gardens and a well earned drink!

View and download the full 52 mile route from MapMyRide

Alternatively download the .GPX file at the bottom of the page.

At each water station there’ll be snacks, bike repair services, first aid and toilets. Don’t forget to bring your friends and family along, even if they’re not riding, to cheer you on – we’ve got great music, food and entertainment to ensure a festival atmosphere at the finish. We’ve also started sending out rider packs containing all the information you need about the day itself – keep an eye out for yours!

We hope you're looking forward to London Bikeathon 2015 as much as we are. Bring your friends. Make new friends. Join us and cycle to beat blood cancer.

*It’s unlikely, but there may be very slight changes to the routes. Any changes will be communicated to you as soon as possible.

**For some people, MapMyRide may show the climb in feet instead of metres (right number but wrong unit). Please note that the numbers we've given are for the climb in metres!

Comments

Anonymous
12.08.2015

The 52 mile download doesn't work

Anonymous
12.08.2015

Thanks for fixing, it works now!!

Anonymous
15.08.2015

Does anyone know how to download? When I am clicking on the file, it just takes me to another window that lists the name.

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