London Edinburgh London is a 1530 kilometres (950 miles) self-supported cycle ride across the United Kingdom. The route takes you between the iconic capital cities of England and Scotland.

London Edinburgh London is not a race, but you have a maximum of around 128 hours to cycle along the route up to Edinburgh and then back to London.

There are 21 control points (at 14 different venues) along the route. At these controls, we provide:

  • Hot meals (always including vegetarian and vegan options).
  • Hot and cold drinks.
  • Showers and towels (at selected controls).
  • Dormitory beds and blankets – and earplugs!
  • Two bag drops.*
  • Mechanical support.

These things are all included in the price of your entry fee. All you need to bring is your bike!

London Edinburgh London is a test of your mental and physical resilience. If things go wrong, it is up to you to use your skills and experience to put them right. If you are tired, cold or hungry, we will not rescue you! But when you make it to the next control, you are guaranteed our total support and attention.

For more information, please see our FAQ

* We provide two bag drops to selected control points. We will give you two marked bags to use. Simply fill these with your clean clothes and equipment (2.5kg per bag maximum), and we will transport each bag to the control of your choice. When you’ve finished with the drop bag, we then transport it back to London.