London to Shambala

Camp out under Ivinghoe Beacon and help protect our beautiful planet with a 2 day cycle up the spine of the country to Shambala 2020...

Photographs from the 2019 ride

DETAILS OF THE RIDE

Start Date : Wednesday 26 August 2020

Start Point : London (Willesden Junction station)

Start Time : 10:30am

Number of days: 2

Number of miles : 100 (50 each day)

Hours of cycling per day : 5-6

Arrival Date : Thursday 27 August 2020

Arrival Time : 6pm

End Point : Shambala, Northamptonshire

Ride Grading : Moderate

Ride grading - Moderate

You'll need to be moderately fit and capable of cycling 50 miles per day. 

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT THIS TRIP?

The wonderful group of people you'll be riding with! In 2019, 84 Shambalans took on the 100 mile journey from London. Leaving London via the Grand Union Canal, we enjoyed a relaxed picnic lunch on Denham Village green and made our way through the quiet country lanes of the Chiltern Hills to our idyllic campsite at the foot of Ivinghoe Beacon. We set up camp and wandered down to the cosy Rose and Crown pub in Ivinghoe where Resident chef Mick hosted our weary group for dinner with a delicious vegetarian and vegan-friendly set menu. The next morning, after a casual campsite breakfast, we continued around the pretty lakes and parks of Milton Keynes and through rural Northamptonshire. We stopped for an unplanned celebratory group drink at the Tollemache Arms in Harrington (the pub agreed to open early just for us!), changed into our Red Fox t-shirts and peddled the last few miles to Shambala. After bumping into our new friends countless times over the festival weekend, those who opted to come back with us enjoyed a sleepy coach journey back to London on the final Monday.

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Read reviews from last years riders.

EXCLUSIVE PERKS FOR OUR SHAMBALA RIDERS:

SHAMBALA Perks of the Ride
  • Free revitalising classes just for us (Thursday and Friday) led by lovely Annette in the Shambala Healing Fields
  • Free programme
  • Dedicated campsite, with toilets and showers, for cyclists (& friends and family of cyclists)
  • £20 discount on Shambala weekend festival ticket

THE ROUTE

London to Shambala Map

WHAT'S INCLUDED? (Outward ride only price £79)

  1. We'll create the route and guide you
  2. We'll carry your bags and camping equipment in our support van
  3. Lunch each day and breakfast after our overnight camp
  4. A pitch in a beautiful campsite for our overnight camp
  5. Delicious roadside snacks and drinks
  6. Secure storage of your bike in the Shambala bike park (own lock needed)

We'll create the route and guide you   We'll carry your bags and camping equipment in our support van   We'll provide lunch each day and breakfast after our overnight camp   We'll reserve a pitch in a beautiful campsite for our overnight stay   We'll keep you nourished and hydrated with delicious snacks and water   Storage of your bike on the Shambala festival site 

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  1. Pre-pitched tent, air-mat and travel pillow From £15
  2. Return coach and bike transfer to Highbury and Islington station after the festival £25 return
  3. Bicycle rental for the duration of the ride From £58
  4. Hire of camping equipment for the Shambala weekend From £20
  5. Baggage drop From £10

Pre-pitched tent airmat and travel pillow (bookable from April 2019) From £10  We can bring you and your bike back to the start point after the festival £18 return       Bicycle Rental Shambala 2020Weekend Camping Equipment Hire Shambala 2020Baggage Drop Shambala 2020

Follow the red fox to Shambala. Early bird tickets on sale 29 October 2019.

* Link will direct you to the Shambala ticketing home page. Only use if you have not yet started the ticket booking process