200 miles - Friday 27th to Monday 30th August

Join the 2021 Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride and raise funds to support the work of The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields with homeless and vulnerable people in central London; The Connection is based a few yards from the site of one of the original Queen Eleanor crosses in Trafalgar Square.

Last year’s fundraiser was hampered by a number of challenges presented by COVID, and yet, over £22,000 was raised to help the long-term homeless into safe accommodation and a more settled and secure life. This year, there’s a choice of options designed to refl ect your cycling ability and also refl ect the COVID guidelines that may be in place at the time.

FUNDRAISING We do not set a minimum sponsorship target, but over £20,000 was raised last year with an average of more than £500 per cyclist.

THE TRADITIONAL ROUTE 200 miles cycling from Harby near Lincoln, where Queen Eleanor died in 1290, and following the route of the Queen Eleanor Crosses to Charing Cross in London. The ride starts on Friday morning and ends at Westminster Abbey on Monday, followed by a celebration. Overnight stops are in Grantham, Geddington and Dunstable. Day cyclists are also welcome.

All meals and lots of cake provided, plus transport for luggage and back up, with accommodation in church and village halls. Regular cyclists aged 18 or over are welcome; younger cyclists can take part if accompanied by a responsible adult. You will cycle in small groups chosen according to speed, led by a cyclist who is familiar with the route.

CYCLE 200 MILES CLOSE TO HOME In 2020, some people stayed at home but still committed to cycling 200 miles in aid of those on the street; this option is again available this year. Even if you can’t join the Group Ride, you can still take part and help support the Connection’s work. Last year, one fundraiser did 200 miles in a day, whilst two young boys, aged 6 and 8, completed 200 miles in their summer holidays.

REGISTRATION FEE The entry fee for the full ride is £80 before 30th June, and £95 thereafter. The fee for taking part locally is £20.

To register visit: www.friendsoftheconnection.org.uk/events or contact: Charles Woodd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 07962 213494.  

 2021 Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride