What links London to Amsterdam… You do!  (On your bicycle that is) 

Wednesday 5th - Sunday 9th June 2024 | Croyden - Calais - Bruges - Breda - Amsterdam 

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Fundraising for Leeds Children's Hospital!

This short yet fantastic cycling challenge sees us cover 335 miles in just 4 days through 4 countries!

Cycling across beautiful Kent countryside, from France into Belgium for an overnight stay in Bruges and then pedalling along sleepy coastal Dutch lanes will give you a great European cycling experience. 

Upon reaching our finish in Amsterdam we celebrate our achievements and enjoy a little ‘Dutch courage’, albeit a little late. 

Cycle from London to Amsterdam for Leeds Hospitals Charity in support of Leeds Childrens Hospital


This event is being run by Global Adventure Challenges, a challenge event company dedicated to creating life-changing challenge events for groups and individuals, who wish to raise funds for their chosen charity. The event is fully supported, leaving you to just focus on the European cycling experience!

When you register, you will need to create an online account with Global Adventure Challenges. Here you can update any personal information and download a training guide, kit list and fundraising hints and tips.

Cycle from London to Amsterdam for Leeds Hospitals Charity in support of Leeds Childrens Hospital

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By taking part in the London to Amsterdam Cycle, you agree to pay a £125 registration fee and pledge to raise at least £2,100 sponsorship for Leeds Hospitals Charity to support Leeds Teaching Hospitals to make a real difference for patients, families and staff

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will my donations be used?

Leeds Children's Hospital

Leeds Children’s Hospital supports hundreds of thousands of paediatric patients every year. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the UK, it provides a range of specialist services for children across the North of England.

Leeds Hospitals Charity supports Leeds Children’s Hospital to deliver the best by directing support to our six priority areas.

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What distance is the cycle?

The total distance covered over four days of active cycling is approximately 335 miles, broken down as follows:

Day 1: Croydon (England) - Calais (France): approx. 85 miles
Day 2: Calais (France) - Bruges (Belgium): approx. 80 miles
Day 3: Bruges (Belgium) - Breda (Netherlands): approx. 90 miles
Day 4: Breda (Netherlands) - Amsterdam (Netherlands): approx. 80 miles 

Cycle from London to Amsterdam for Leeds Hospitals Charity in support of Leeds Childrens Hospital

How difficult is this challenge?

Global Adventure Challenges, who run this event class the challenge as "2/3 - Tough".

A detailed kit list and training plan is available from Global Adventure Challenges to participants upon signing up.

If you have any doubts about your ability to complete this challenge, please get in touch with our events team on [email protected] for further advice.

What is included?

Meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5, excluding lunch and dinner on Day 3 
Hotel accommodation on a twin-share basis 
One-way Eurostar from Amsterdam to London 
Water stops and snacks during the challenge, including water, cordial, cereal bars, crisps, sweets and other delicious treats! 
Global Adventure Challenges Event Crew 
Challenge Medal

What's not included?

Bicycle hire - each participant must bring their own recently-serviced bicycle 
Breakfast on Day 1 
Lunch and dinner on Day 3 
Personal insurance 
Bicycle insurance 
Alcoholic drinks 
Tips and gratuities

If you have any further questions, please email [email protected] or call 0113 539 7020.

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