Islip Big Bike Ride Cycle From London to Oxford 70 miles
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About the Event
Join fellow London Clarion Cycle Club members on this ride from Westminster Abbey to Oxford and help support two charities.
From Westminster Abbey to Islip through royal parks, and country lanes, this is a unique and beautiful 70-mile route from central London to the ancient village of Islip in Oxfordshire, the birthplace of Edward the Confessor.
Starting outside Westminster Abbey, you will ride through Hyde Park and the Georgian splendour of Holland Park. Emerging near Wembley you tackle Harrow on the Hill and emerge from London directly into the beautiful, rolling, Chiltern hills. With the woods and winding lanes behind you, the route takes the Phoenix Trail, an old railway line converted to a cycle path, across the Oxfordshire plain to Thame, and then it’s just a short hop to the finish at Islip Village Hall.
Your registration fee covers administration, refreshments both en route and at the finish, and free physiotherapy for riders. Costs are subsidised by our sponsors, and the profits will benefit the twon charities (Friends of Dr South’s School, and St Nicholas’ Church).
Some first-aid support will be available on the ride, and mechanical support will be provided en route.