You'll wave goodbye to friends and family as you set off from Southwark Park, passing London Bridge, Waterloo, and making your first crossing of the Thames at Lambeth Bridge. Between miles 5 and 10 the ride takes a more scenic turn, as you'll travel alongside the river, before crossing at Chelsea Bridge, looping around Battersea Park – where you'll split from the 52 mile riders – and re-crossing the river at Albert Bridge for views of Battersea Power Station to your right.
You'll then take in the iconic seat of the UK government, seeing Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, before glancing right at mile 12 for views of the Monument to the Great Fire of London. The ride will take you in a loop around the Isle of Dogs – London's old Docklands – look right and you'll get a great view of the 02 Arena... previously known as the Millenium Dome.
At mile 20 you'll travel through the heart of the financial district – Canary Wharf – and continue along the Thames. You're in the home stretch at this point, and what could be more fitting than traversing the Thames at it's most famous crossing – Tower Bridge – beore arriving back at Southwark Park, for a well earned medal and celebrations! [Click any of the images below to see the routes in more detail]
You'll follow the same route as the 26 mile riders, until you reach Battersea Park, at which point you'll split off and continue on, passing Fulham FC's stadium on the banks of the river, Craven Cottage. You'll cross the river at Hammersmith Bridge, and cycle along the picturesque river edge at Barnes.
At mile 16 you'll enter leafy Richmond Park with it's magnificent view of the London skyline, and loop back around, to cycle on along the riverside at Chiswick. You'll past through Fulham once more, before linking up withe the 26 mile riders, and continuing along the same route. [Click any of the images below to see the routes in more detail]