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Route overview

Below is the route for RIDE 24 Newcastle to London. This is of course subject to change at any time, but should hopefully give you an idea of what to expect on the challenge. 

START: Newcastle; 0 miles

- LEG 1: Newcastle - Darlington; 45 miles

- ASCENT: 1,470ft    

REST STOP 1: Darlington; 45 miles

Address: Hurworth School, Croft Road, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, DL2 2JG

- LEG 2: Darlington - York; 52 miles

- ASCENT: 950ft    

REST STOP 2: York; 97 miles

Address: Queen Margarets, Escrick Park, Escrick, York, YO19 6EU

- LEG 3: York - Scunthorpe; 38 miles

- ASCENT: 660ft    

REST STOP 3: Scunthorpe; 135 miles

Address: North Lindsey College, Kingsway, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN17 1AJ

- LEG 4: Scunthorpe -  Sleaford; 46 miles

- ASCENT: 1220ft    

REST STOP 4: Sleaford; 181 miles

Address: Carre's Grammer School, Northgate House, Northgate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7DD

- LEG 5: Sleaford - Peterborough; 41 miles

- ASCENT: 890ft    

REST STOP 5: Peterborough; 222 miles

Address: Manor Leisure Centre, Station Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 1UA

- LEG 6: Peterborough - Royston; 53 miles

- ASCENT: 1050ft    

REST STOP 6: Royston; 275 miles

Address: Freman College, Bowling Green Lane, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 9BT

- LEG 7: Royston - London; 40 miles

- ASCENT: 1510ft    

FINISH: Smithfields Market, London; 315 miles

What's available at the rest stops?

At your major rest stops (rest stop 2 & 4), there will be a hot meal included with plenty of snacks and drinks too. This will be a good balance of carbs, protein, fruit and veg.

At all remaining rest stops, there will be snacks designed to keep you going e.g. sandwiches, rolls, nuts, flap jacks, cakes, fruit, sweets etc. You'll also be able to refill on water at each stop and we'll have High 5 energy gels and drinks available.