Event: Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride 2019

Queen Eleanor cyclists in their jerseys

The Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride is an unique 200 mile ride along the historic route of the Queen Eleanor Crosses, from Lincoln to London.

The ride is run by our sister charity The Friends of the Connection, who fundraise for The Connection at St Martin’s.

The route starts at Harby in Nottinghamshire, where Queen Eleanor died, and passes through Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and
Bedfordshire, and ends at Queen Eleanor’s Tomb in Westminster Abbey. The last of the 12 Eleanor Crosses (of which sadly only three remain in their original form) is Charing Cross, which is a stone’s throw from The Connection at St Martin’s.

Taking place over the August bank holiday weekend, it is a friendly, sociable charity bike ride suitable for any cyclist capable of riding the distance, and enthusiastic about raising funds for the work of The Connection.

Cyclists and supporters are accommodated in church halls along the way, with support vehicles to carry luggage and manage emergencies, and wonderfully hospitable hosts providing delicious refreshments at regular stops en route. The route is mostly on minor roads and cycleways, and cyclists ride in groups divided according to speed, so everyone is comfortable.

If you would like more information, or would like to sign up, please visit Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride. If you have queries or would like to express interest, please feel free to ring Charles Woodd, QECR Chair, on 07962 213494, or email queeneleanorcycle@gmail.com.