From 19/06/2019 to 23/06/2019
The London to Amsterdam Cycling Challenge isn't just one of Europe's most iconic bike rides, it's a once in a lifetime experience.
Cycle 360 miles over 4 days through beautiful English villages and into Europe, passing through historic Bruges and Breda before finishing in the vibrant city of Amsterdam - every cyclist's dream destination!
At Teenage Cancer Trust, we understand what it takes to raise funds, train and then take on such a challenge. That's why our team will be there for you from the beginning, providing you with advice on both fundraising and training.
Whether you are an experienced rider or a complete beginner, you will find other cyclists at your level, make friends for life and go on an incredible adventure, safe in the knowledge that your challenge will help more young people with cancer.
I Need a Place
Places cost just £125 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £1,600 in sponsorship to help young people with cancer.
If you raise 80% of this 12 weeks before the event (that's £1,280), we'll pay for the cost of your challenge.
Alternatively, if you would like to self fund and pay the challenge costs yourself (£800), just select this option when registering.
If you choose this option, a £125 registration fee is required to secure your place. No minimum sponsorship target is set - we just ask you raise as much a possible to support young people with cancer.
What does it involve?
Here's a taste of your itinerary:
Day 1: London to Calais
Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace, heading south on route to the White Cliffs of Dover. The ferry takes us across to Calais and our first night's resting place. [95 miles approx]
Day 2: Calais to Bruges
After a hearty French breakfast, we head out for a slightly easier day in the saddle. The relatively flat route follows the coast through the Belgian boarder before turning inland toward our evening’s accommodation in beautiful Bruges. [80 miles approx]
Day 3: Bruges to Breda
An early start is needed as we take on our longest day but, thanks to the Dutch landscape, the route is relatively flat and we wind our way down through yet more beautiful countryside towards Breda. [95 miles approx]
Day 4: Breda to Amsterdam
Our last day in the saddle and another long one. Luckily however, this section is, for the most part, flat. Before we know it, we will be pedalling around the outskirts and heading in towards the bright lights of Amsterdam. [90 miles approx]
Day 5: Amsterdam to London on the Eurostar
Today is free to explore the wonders of Amsterdam, taking in the sites and enjoying the city. You will then catch a coach to Brussels before transferring to the Eurostar to continue to London.
The price of the challenge includes 4 nights in hotels, coach and Eurostar return to London, ferry from Dover to Calais, all food (except 2 meals) refreshments, experienced guides and mechanical support.
How you will help
£950 could pay for a young person to attend our Find Your Sense of Tumour weekend, where young people meet other young people with cancer, get guidance for the challenges of treatment, relax and meet others going through the same experiences.
£1,000 could pay for the cost of all the care and support we offer to young people with cancer for a hour.
£2,000 could pay for the professional education and development for one of our staff members so they can continue to provide world-leading expert care for young people with cancer.
5 reasons to cycle with us
We could go on all day about why you should join our team, but that would be boring so we'll keep it short. Here are our top 5 reasons:
- You'll help young people with cancer.
- You'll receive an exclusive Teenage Cancer Trust cycle jersey.
- You'll have free access to our incredible training zone.
- You'll get all the fundraising help you need to reach your goal.
- You can talk to us. We’re here to support you.