The 180km route starts in Oxford, weaving in and out of villages and small towns, as we make our way to the halfway point in Milton Keynes. The route has a lovely rural feel, it’s tarmac all the way, with very few hills so it’s ideal for riders of all abilities. There’s a distinct railway flavour to the journey too, as you crisscross the Oxbridge Growth Corridor. We’ll have a halfway point near Milton Keynes, for those who may prefer to do a 80km route to Cambridge. All riders will be greeted with a celebration as they cross the finishing line.
180km route: Please arrive between 0730 and 0800 for registration. The 180km route will start at 0830 from Stratfield Brake Sports Ground, Frieze Way, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1UP. More details on transport links and departure times can be found here.
80km route: Please arrive between 1100 and 1130 for registration. The 80km route will start at 1200 from The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1TH. More details on transport links and departure times can be found here.
Please ensure you are registered an hour before the event and at the start area 30 minutes before the ride start time.
Please note: The routes provided are an indication of the current planned route. The route is subject to change up to and including on the day of the event, due to ongoing review and development, road closures, accidents, weather etc. The final route will be fully signed on the day. Please ensure you follow the route signage on the day.
Oxford to Cambridge:
180km route: Stratfield Brake Sports Ground, Frieze Way, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1UP to Anstey Hall, Maris Ln, Cambridge CB2 9LG
Milton Keynes to Cambridge:
80km route: From The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1TH to Anstey Hall, Maris Ln, Cambridge CB2 9LG
Specially prepared complimentary refreshments will be available at pit stops on each route. Toilets will also be available. Participants are advised to bring a water bottle to refill at the stops. There will be three pit stops on the 180km route at approximately 50km intervals with one at the 80km start venue, The Rufus Centre. There will be one pit stop on the 80km route at approximately 53km, shared with the 180km route at 101km miles. Full Pit Stop location details will be provided in advance of the event.
It is compulsory to wear your helmet and rider number at all times during the ride. Rider numbers will be provided. Please be ensure that your bike is fitted with bike lights.
All Bidwells Golden Triangle Bike Ride participants are provided with a complimentary cycling jersey for the event. You will be asked to select which size you require when registering for the event. Please click here for details on sizing.
Please note:These are cm measurements and are across the chest only (not around the back as well). Generally you want a jersey to fit well, so we would advise going for a smaller rather than larger size as you don’t want a cycling jersey to be baggy.
Click here to see our ride Rules and Regulations.
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