Ride Across Britain
Penzance, CornwallLand's End, United Kingdom
Sat 7th September 2024 - Sun 15th September 2024
Starting at 06:00
We’ve officially opened places for 2021 and we are now more excited than ever to welcome you back on the trails! The safety and health of our participants are always our highest priority and we recognise that you may be apprehensive about taking part in any of our events in 2021.
We will adhere to all government and WHO guidelines at the time of the event and we will be taking appropriate precautions to ensure the highest quality of care, support, and comfort for all of our participants.
Staggered start lines, social distancing, posted registration packs and increased safety measures at pitstops are just some of the measures that will be implemented.
This page will be updated regularly with more information about how we will be implementing new measures to ensure that we deliver our events safely. If you do have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to email us at the event in-boxes and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We can’t wait to be cheering you on once again in the great British outdoors!
WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND DUE TO NEEDING TO SELF-ISOLATE OR BEING IN A GOVERNMENT IMPOSED LOCAL/INTERNATIONAL LOCKDOWN?
If due to COVID-19, you need to self-isolate, are subject to a local lockdown or international quarantine restrictions, we will waive the Administration Fee to Defer to the following year or Transfer to another event later in the year (Trail Series only). The participant must notify Threshold via email by the time that registration commences on the live event and provide evidence of the situation. Please read the Rules and Regulations relating to that event for further information.
WHAT IF THE EVENT CAN'T GO AHEAD AGAIN DUE TO COVID-19?
For 2021, if the event can’t ahead again due to COVID-19, we are able to commit to giving a full refund on your entry fee paid to date (less the Booking Fees), and any additional extras purchased and not received. Please read the Rules and Regulations relating to that event for further information.
This is a fully supported ride. All you need to do is arrive with your bike and kit, we’ve got everything else covered. This allows you to focus purely on the challenge ahead! Food, mechanical and medical support is available throughout the route. Then in the evening our Base Camp will keep you entertained, refreshed and recuperated so you’re ready for action the next day.
Starting at Land’s End, you will join hundreds of other cyclists as you all push yourselves to the limit to reach John O’Groats in nine days.
Find out more here:
Bespoke training programme
Additional training advice and support from our expert Technical Route Director
Special offers on equipment, kit and bike maintenance
Maintenance and bike fitting guides to ensure you and your bike are in optimum shape
ON THE ROAD:
FULLY LOADED PIT STOPS
There will be two to three pit stops for you every day you are on the road to make sure you are fuelled and ready to tackle the ride ahead. With healthy snacks and sports nutrition as well as the much-needed cakes and pork pies, there really is something for everyone. If you have any problems along the way, our medics and mechanics are there to give you a helping hand to ensure you finish the days Ride ready to take on the rest of the challenge.
TURN BY TURN SIGNPOSTING
Here at Deloitte Ride Across Britain, we pride ourselves on ensuring our riders feel fully supported as they take on this impressive challenge, and a massive part of that is ensuring you know where you are going. With arrows laid out for you every day, all you have to worry about is following them!
Just on the off chance someone takes a wrong turn, we will also send out detailed route map PDF’s and profiles of each day so you have an idea of what lies in store for you along the way. We also supply up to date GPX files nearer the time if you desire.
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED RIDE CHAPERONES
Out on the road, everyone has a tough time now and again, which is where our amazing chaperones come in to play. Experienced cyclists whose prime responsibility is to ensure you make it to basecamp every night in high spirits, they are always there if you need a helping hand along the way. Whether it’s someone to chat to, a word of encouragement or a few tips on how to ride more efficiently, they can easily be spotted by their unique rider jerseys.
RIDER TIMING & TRACKING
Whilst this is most definitely a marathon, not a sprint, we understand that some people like to keep track of how long it takes them to complete each days ride. From the moment you sign in at Land’s End, you will be given a chip embedded in your numbered sticker which you attach to the left side of your helmet. Every day, your timing data will automatically upload to a website www.resultsbase.net where you can check your registered time.
Let’s start this by saying we hope you never have to use this support bus! However, everyone has a tough day sometimes, so if you aren’t quite making the cut off times, we will pick you up to take you back to basecamp ready to start again tomorrow. Whilst most people make it back on the bike the next day, we do limit it to three trips to avoid it being used as a taxi service.
FROM HOT FOOD TO AN ON-SITE PUB
Ask anyone what they remember the most about Deloitte Ride Across Britain, and we can guarantee one of the first things they will say is our legendary basecamp! A real home away from home, the camaraderie is never stronger than when chatting to your fellow riders about the day’s Ride over a hot meal. With tranquil views, stretching areas and even an onsite bar, there is no better way to celebrate the end of each day with your fellow riders.
QUALIFIED SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
No one can take on a challenge such as this one without a few niggles here and there, so that’s why we bring along some helping hands! At every basecamp, you can find our team of fully qualified physiotherapists whose sole aim is to have you fighting fit for the next day’s ride. Beloved by our riders, they are the reason most of our participants are able to make it to John O’Groats.
PRIVATE TENT EVERY NIGHT
At the end of every day, you will have your very own private two-man tent waiting for you. A little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of basecamp, after your first night settling in, we can promise you will sleep soundly for the rest of your journey up the country. In fact, many people write in saying they miss their tent and want to get back into the famed RAB ‘bubble’!
THE INCREDIBLE FOOD
There is a reason why our riders are so excited to finish every single day, and it’s not just because there are more miles behind them! Breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea are all taken care of for you and you can expect everything from fresh salads, mouthwatering meat, fish and vegetarian dishes right the way through to puddings worthy of Nigella herself. Nine days of riding it may be, but plenty of people report gaining weight on the ride.
SHOWERS, CHILL OUT AREAS, DRYING ROOMS AND MUCH MORE
As we said, this isn’t like normal camping, and who would expect it to be?! With 9 days of intense cycling, you will need somewhere to relax and recuperate. From hot showers and hairdryers to charging points and stretching areas, we have everything you need to make this challenge as comfortable and achievable as possible.
FULL MOBILE REPAIR SERVICE INCLUDING LOAN BIKES TO KEEP YOU ROLLING
To help you make your way to John O’Groats, we provide complimentary mechanical service and support along the Ride. With mobile vans to help with on the road breakdowns (such as chain and wheel issues) and mechanical support at every pit stop, we will do everything we can to keep your bike going all the way to the finish line.
At the base camp, you can also receive a full service and repairs every evening and morning if you require it. If after this, we determine that we will need to keep your bike for the day to make it road safe again, you can even borrow one of our bikes for 24 hours to make sure you don’t have to miss out on a day’s ride.
Basecamp - Waiting for you every day at the basecamp will be our team of medics, there to help you out with any niggles, twinges or more serious problems you may have. Dedicated to helping ensure each rider gets back on the bike the next day, your safety is their number one priority.
On the Road - Alongside this, we also have paramedics out in cars on the route ready to respond to any accident as soon as they possibly can. If anything happens out on the road, our team will be just a phone call away.
Find out more here:
- UK's most iconic cycling event
- Bucket list challenge
- Award-winning support
- Incredible scenery
How to Get There
Find out more here:
We are partnered with European Bike Express who provide bike, rider and luggage transport service to and from the Ride.
More information regarding the timetables, costs how to book, and how best to pack your bike can be found on the Rider Information Platform.
Please note, if you are an England or Scotland rider you will need to organise your own transport to/from Edinburgh.
This will be 970 miles you will never forget.
Ride highlights include:
St Michael’s Mount
Ride through Cheddar Gorge
Crossing The Severn Bridge
Climbing Shap Fell
Stunning Lake District views
The Grampian Mountains
Cairngorms National Park
Conquering Glenshee and the Lecht Ski Hill
John O’Groats and views of the Orkneys
Find out more here:
Find frequently asked questions here:
You will receive your Registration Pack in the post ahead of the event. In your pack you will get the following items with clear instructions on what to do. Everything else will be given to you upon arrival.
Bike number (incl cable ties to attach it to your bike)
Timing chip to stick to your helmet
Accreditation wristband (to be worn at all times during the event)
International participants, and those who register or change package, in the last month before the event, will need to collect their pack at the registration desk at the start of the event, as you will not receive them in the post.
Registration for Riders is 2pm the day BEFORE their first day of riding.
There will be dinner and a briefing the evening before the first day of riding, and accommodation provided either camping or hotel depending on your package.
Full Course Classic / Plus: Fri 3rd Sept
England: Fri 3rd Sept
Scotland: 9th Sept
REGISTRATION DAY KEY TIMINGS
Below are the key timings for your respective registration day:
14:00: Basecamp open
14:00 – 19:30: Registration open
18:00 – 21:00: Dinner
20:00: Compulsory rider briefing
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