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In October 1805 the Battle of Trafalgar took place, following which news of the British Navy victory, as well as the death of Admiral Lord Nelson needed to be sent to the Admiralty, London. Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotière was handed despatches and ordered to deliver them to the Admiralty as soon as possible. When his ship landed just off the coast of Falmouth, so would begin his epic 37 hour journey post chaise (via a horse drawn coach) to London. Over 200 years later riders will closely follow that journey, but on their bikes! All of our rides are named after ships that were at The Battle of Trafalgar.


Britannia:

A solo ride, just over 100 miles long, starting at Pendennis Point, Falmouth and then leading through the cities, towns and village of Truro, Fraddon, Bodmin, Launceston and Okehampton before passing over Dartmoor before finishing in the cathedral city of Exeter. Find out more

Conqueror:

A solo ride just over 100miles long. Starting in Exeter, the ride takes in Honiton, Axminster, Bridport, Dorchester and Blandford Forum before finishing in the cathedral city Salisbury. Find out more

Victory:

A solo night ride just over 85 miles in length. Starting in Salisbury, the ride runs through Andover, Overton, Basingstoke, Hook, Hartley Witney, Camberley, Bagshot, Egham, Sunningdale, Hounslow, Chiswick, Hammersmith and Knightsbridge before finishing in Ripley Courtyard, at Admiralty House, on Whitehall, Westminster. Find out more

Colossus:

A 24 hour challenge undertaken either as a solo rider or as a Team Relay. Starting at Pendennis Point, Falmouth and finishing at the Admiralty, London. The route is 310.686 miles (500km) long, and follows the combined routes of Britannia, Conqueror and Victory. Find out more