Thames Bridges Bike Ride ® 2015

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Thames Bridges Bike Ride will take place on Sunday 10 May 2015 with three routes, the 50 mile extended, 34 mile classic (previously called standard) and 8 mile family route. The extended and classic routes will begin in Southwark Park.  The family route will now start and end in Hurst Park (near Hampton Court).


New to 2015

  • The family route is now a circular route starting and finishing in Hurst Park meaning you and the family will have more time to enjoy the wide range of activities and stalls.
  • There is now a chance to hire a bike for the day. You can have your bike delivered to the start and picked up from the finish (charges apply)

The Routes

Our routes have now been confirmed!
Classic and Extended

About the event

The Thames Bridges Bike Ride was originally set up by the son of a stroke survivor and his friends who wanted to raise money for the Stroke Association. Now in its 22nd year the ride sees nearly 3000 families, friends and keen cyclists from across the country take to their bikes to raise much needed funds to support stroke survivors.

You can also join the celebrations of the Finishers Fair; with food, games and live music, it is the perfect day out for all the family. Whether you meet your loved ones as they finish their challenge, get your blood pressure checked or your face painted, you are sure to enjoy the great atmoshpere. Everyone is welcome.

Why fundraise for us?

Stroke is the third largest cause of death in the UK, killing three times as many women as breast cancer and twice as many men as prostate cancer.

For survivors stroke has a massive and sudden impact often leaving people disabled and dependant on others.

At the Stroke Association we believe in life after stroke. We work to prevent stroke and support stroke survivors to make the best recovery they can through information and our Life After Stroke Services. We campaign for better stroke care and fund research into new treatments and ways of preventing stroke.

We are the only UK-wide charity supporting stroke survivors of all ages and we rely on your support.

What past riders say

‘It was my 1st time and loved it congratulations on a perfect day’.

“I did the Thames Bridges Bike ride last year with work colleagues and I’m really looking forward to giving it another go.  It is great fun and a wonderful way to enjoy the city.” Ben Wyatt

‘It was extremely well run and I'd like to say a very big thank you to everyone for such an enjoyable day!’

“The Thames Bridges Bike Ride is a fantastic family event, I had a stroke in 2009 and I strongly felt the need to 'give back' to a worthwhile organisation which helps people less fortunate than me, especially as stroke remains the leading cause of adult disability in the UK.  The bike ride is a chance to raise money whilst having a good time” William Enness

Other event information
If you have any questions on the event then please do call 020 7940 1359 or email - We are happy to help.



The route

Volunteering FAQ's


See what happened previously...

To get an idea of what the Thames Bridges Bike Ride is like, watch our video now.