Thames Bridges Bike Ride ® 2014

Thames bridges bike ride

3 routes, 2 wheels, 1 great cause!

Looking for a challenge or just fancy a great day out? Why not join us on 11 May for the Thames Bridges Bike Ride and raise money to support people who have been affected by stroke.

Taking in 16 bridges from the iconic Tower Bridge to the beautiful Albert Bridge the ride is a fantastic way to see London from a different angle. With three routes to choose from it’s suitable for all ages and abilities.


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The routes

  • The standard- the original and classic this is a 33 mile ride taking in 16 bridges
  • The advanced- a 50 mile for those who want that extra challenge
  • The family route- an 8 mile circular route from Ham common to Hurst park

Learn more about the routes 

About the ride

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 21st 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. 

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

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The route

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See what happened previously...

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