24 Jul GroceryAid London to Portsmouth Bike Ride, September 14th 2017
September 14, 2017
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
We are delighted to work once again with GroceryAid in the delivery of their London to Portsmouth cycle ride. This ride uses the same route and refreshment stops as the main 3-day ride to Paris, so if you are not able to make it all the way to the Eiffel Tower, you can still be part of the overall experience!
- Challenge Type: Road Cycling
- Challenge Name: London to Portsmouth Bike Ride
- Destination: UK
- Date: 14th September 2017
- Grade: Moderate
- Accommodation: None – Coach return at the end of the day
Itinerary (subject to change!)
Thursday 14th September – Esher to Hayling Island (100km / 160km)
We meet early on Thursday morning at Dairy Crest HQ in Esher. You’ll have a chance to register with the pie team and meet your guide before the welcome speech and safety briefing. Its then out onto the road for the ride to Hayling Island!
Our route takes us straight into the Surrey Hills and the first stop of the day follows in a charming village hall, offering the opportunity to spend a few minutes off the saddle and to reward yourself with a slice of cake (or two)!
We pass through some wonderful scenery as we continue our journey south towards Portsmouth, stopping for lunch and again later on for another slice of cake! Today is quite a hilly day as we pass over the North and South Downs, but the good news is that we spend much of the afternoon cycling downhill as we make our way to the coast and final destination of Hayling Island.
Dinner, changing and massage facilities are provided in a local hotel, before transferring by coach back to Esher. Your bikes will also be transported back to Esher by one of our support vehicles.
For further information, please contact Natalie at GroceryAid – Natalie.Grundie@groceryaid.org.uk
Looking After You
The event is fully supported with guides at a ratio of one guide to 10 cyclists, support vehicles, tour leaders and medics. Light refreshments will be available at the start, and you will also receive morning and afternoon refreshment stops whilst on the ride, along with a substantial lunch plus dinner in the evening.