The UK’s Toughest
One-Day Ultra Ride
London - Bath - London
400km Ultra Ride
2018 date coming soon
The Orobus is our epic Orobus cycling challenge; a mammoth 400km ride from London to Bath and back again. Taking riders on some of the oldest roads in the country, through historic countryside and with stunning views it is a truly special challenge.
In Greek mythology the Ouroboros was a self-devouring serpent. Taking inspiration from the legend we designed our Orobus ride to test riders to the limit and offer one of the hardest single day UK rides. Setting off from London in the early hours riders will make their way through 7 counties with over 10,000 ft of climbing and some spectacular roads. Roads from London to Bath have existed since Roman times and the route is steeped in historical significance and history.
To help riders tackle this immense challenge the route will be fully signed, with plenty of well stocked feed stations, moto marshals, mechanical and medical support and hot food at the finish.
For those not daring enough to tackle the full 400km challenge there will be a one way lite option from London to Bath. Setting off from London riders will tackle the northern route of the Orobus riding 116 miles to the finish in Bath. Lite riders will have to make their own way back from Bath.
Distance: 246 miles / 117 miles
Start: King's House Sports Ground, Riverside Drive, Chiswick, London, W4 2SH
Start Time: 05:00 am – Finish Time 22:00
Orobus Self Payment: £200
Orobus Fundraising Option: £50 registration + £300 fundraising
Orobus Lite: £50
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Start: 05:30 – 05:45 for Orobus riders and 07:00-07:30 for Lite riders
Cut off Times: There is a 14:00 cut off time at Bath for Orobus riders and the event finish time is 21:30