12-16 September 2018
Ziggurat – The bike ride for the construction and built environment sector
Ziggurat - the annual adventure for folk from the constructions and built environment sector who share a passion for cycling and may not be averse to doing a bit of networking from the saddle.
With 100 elite spots up for grabs don’t delay if you want to be on the start line for the 2nd annual Ziggurat challenge from London to Brussels via Amsterdam.
Designed and delivered by the highly experienced Action Medical Research cycling team, Ziggurat will ensure you have the chance to network on a cycling challenge that will bring you and your riders, memories for life!
We are looking for partners now. If you want a slice of the action, contact Sarah Stevenson on firstname.lastname@example.org today and be part of this unique industry ride.
HotelsHotel Details in Dieppe:
Hotel de l'Europe,
63 Boulevard de Verdun, 76200
Tel: +33 2 32 90 19 19
DAY 2 20th July 2017 Dieppe - Lisieux
Hotel Details in Lisieux:
Hotel Mercure Lisieux Normandie,
Route de Paris,
177 rue Roger Aini,
Phone:+33 2 31 61 17 17
DAY 3 21st July 2017 Lisieux - Vernon
Hotel Details in Vernon:
Hotel Mont Vernon,
Route de la Chapelle Réanville,
Phone:+33 2 32 21 67 77
DAY 4 22nd July 2017 Vernon - Paris
After spending a little time at the Tower we will make our way to the hotel – approx, 20 mins cycle away.
Hotel Details in Paris:
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center
17, boulevard Saint-Jacques,
T +33 (0)1 40 78 79 00
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Rider ManualThe rider manual for Ziggurat 2018
- Expertly signed route
- Maps and GPX files available
- Ferry to Harwich to Hook of Holland (Rotterdam)
- Training support and advice
- A chunky Ziggurat medal
- Accommodation - twin- share (single sup's available)
- Breakfast in hotels
- Snack and fluid stops
- Great lunch stops
- Celebration gala dinner in Brussels
- Talented bike mechanics
- Medical staff
- Support vehicles
- Baggage transport
- Return travel on Eurostar
Join our fight for little lives
There are hundreds of thousands of children in the UK whose lives are devastated by disease and disability. It’s too many. Far too many. Research can put a stop to this.
For more than 60 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.
But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.
London Olympic Park to Harwich 80 Miles
Setting off from the iconic London Velodrome in the Olympic Park the ride quickly winds its way out of London and onto the lanes of Essex. After taking riders past Chelmsford the route follows sections of the national cycle towards Harwich. With short climbs and undulating terrain, the Essex countryside provides an interesting and picturesque first days riding.
Hook of Holland to Harlem via Amsterdam
After departing the ferry in the early hours of the morning the ride winds its way through the sand dunes on the western Dutch coastline along completely traffic free bike paths. After passing through the historic and picturesque city of The Hague the route tracks in land approaching Amsterdam from the south. The ride goes through the heart of Amsterdam before heading to Haarlem and the hotel.
Harlem to Breda
After leaving Haarlem the route tracks east towards Utrecht. Taking in traffic free cycle lanes along canals and through the Dutch countryside the day gives a true flavour of riding in the Netherlands. With hardly any hills it's the flattest day of the trip.
Breda to Brussels
The final day takes riders down from Breda across the Belgian border and into Brussels. On the approach to Brussels the route takes a slight detour to the Eddy Merckx factory for a fascinating visit. The ride finishes in the heart of Belgium in front of the Palais de Bruxelles.
Glider Technology is the developer of GliderBIM, the easiest way to manage asset information through design, construction, and operation.
Ride team led by Nick Hutchinson
The largest independent construction and building materials group in the UK with a reputation for building a business based on great relationships.
Ride team led by Bill Brett
Grafton Group plc is an international distributor of building materials to trade customers who are primarily engaged in residential repair, maintenance and improvement projects and house building.
Ride led by Gavin Slark
- Night 1 - Ferry
- Night 2 - Valk Hotel Haarlem, Toekanweg 2, 2035 LC Haarlem, Netherlands
- Night 3 - Apollo Hotel Breda City Centre, Stationsplein 14, 4811 BB Breda, Netherlands
- Night 4 - Hilton Brussels City, Place Charles Rogier 20, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels 1210, Belgium