The British Heart Foundation’s Oxford to Cambridge Bike Ride

This article was published in 2009, in Newsletter 85.

When: Sunday 27 September 2009

What: Long-distance bike ride, linking these two fine university cities

Start time: 7-9 am

Cost: £20


Phone: 0808 100 2109


The 89-mile route starts in the stunning centre of Oxford and follows quiet roads through the rolling Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire countryside to the flatter fenlands of Cambridgeshire, finishing on Midsummer Common, right in the heart of Cambridge.

This is a popular and challenging event that the BHF advises people to train for, so it’s a perfect way for people to get themselves fit. The event has been growing consistently and the BHF hope that 2009 will be the biggest yet, with around 1,400 riders!

Every two minutes someone in the UK has a heart attack and people are still more likely to die of heart and circulatory disease than any other serious illness, including cancer. Money raised from the ride will help the nation’s heart charity continue to fund research into the causes and treatment of heart disease that can save and improve the lives of vulnerable men, women and children.