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London to Dublin Cycle

Dates Availability

2nd - 6th August 2018
Full Price: £799    Deposit Only: £125
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Push your cycling limits with our 5 day cycle to Ireland.

From London to Dublin you will ride through beautiful landscapes and countryside covering a distance of around 360 miles taking in the English, Welsh and Irish culture as you travel.

You are fully supported by the Challenge Central team. Our cycling guides will lead you along the route and our support vehicle is never far away, carrying your personal belongings all the way to Dublin.

You also have the option to have your bikes and belongings transported back to the UK following the challenge – leaving you free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city at your own pace.

The price of the challenge includes the ferry to Ireland but does not include accommodation once in Dublin or your return to the UK.

There are no charity commitments so you are free to raise money for any charity of your choice, or simply take on The London to Dublin for a personal challenge without a minimum fundraising obligation.

We take customer service very seriously but don’t take our word for it, see our feedback page with testimonials from previous challengers who have enjoyed our cycling tours.


Day 1 - Richmond to Swindon - 85 miles

London to Dublin Cycle Route Day 1


Day 2 - Swindon to Cardiff -  miles


Day 3 - Cardiff to Carmarthen -  miles


Day 4 - Carmarthen to Wexford - 47 miles

London to Dublin Cycle Route Day 4 a

Carmarthen to Fishguard - Approx 35 miles

Ferry Crossing from Fishguard to Rosslare

Rosslare to Wexford - Approx. 12 miles

London to Dublin Cycle Route Day 4b

Day 5 - Wexford to Dublin - 85 miles

London to Dublin Cycle Route Day 5

What's included:

>> Challenge Central Guides

>> Support Vehicle

>> Ferry to Rosslare

>> Accommodation Days 1 – 4 (Based on two people sharing. Please see below for further details on single occupancy.)

>> Light Refreshments & Fluids


What's not included:

>> Transport (Before or after the challenge)

>> Accommodation (Before or after the challenge)

>> Equipment

>> Personal Insurance

>> Food


The challenge cost is based on participants sharing a twinned room. If you are joining the challenge as an individual or in a group with an odd number, you will be subject to a single supplement charge unless another participant of the same sex signs up in the same situation. In this instance, we will place you both together in a twinned room. If you have a preference to stay in a room of your own or another person of the same sex doesn’t sign up on their own / in an odd group number, we will require the single supplement fee at the time of the remaining balance (3 months before the event start date).

All Challenge Central events require a minimum participation level in order to operate. On very rare occasions if this level is not reached with 3 months to go, we may unfortunately have to cancel the challenge date. Bookings can either be refunded in full or transferred to another Challenge Central event within the next 18 months. 

Your London to Dublin booking also cannot be 100% confirmed until we have secured your place on the ferry. If the situation arises whereby the ferry is full at the time we book, we will of course refund your deposit. We strongly suggest you therefore do not purchase your return journey until we have fully confirmed your place. 

Please find our full Terms and Conditions here.

Bike Clothing:

>> Bike Helmet (compulsory)

>> Bike Gloves

>> Padded Cycling Shorts

>> Cycling Tops / T-Shirts

>> Waterproof / Warm Cycling Clothing

>> High Viz Vest / Clothing

>> Cycle Shoes and Socks


Other Clothing:

>> Casual Clothing (for when not cycling)

>> Shoes / Trainers

>> Towel

>> Light Blanket / Sleeping Bag (for ferry)


Bike Kit:

>> Bike

>> Bell

>> Bike Lights / Head Torch

>> Water Bottle / Camelbak (to be used while cycling)

>> Small Backpack (for accessible food)

>> Tyre Levers

>> Bike Tools and Pump

>> Spare Inner Tubes

>> Puncture Repair Kit

>> High Quality Puncture Resistant Tyres (are strongly advised)


Luggage / Packing Equipment:

>> Holdall (for everything on the support vehicle)

>> Packing Sacks and Dry Sacks

>> Plastic Bag (for wet clothes)


Hygiene & Health:

>> Toiletries

>> Sun Protection

>> Baby Wipes (or similar)

>> Anti-Insect Spray

>> Anti-Chafe Cream

>> Anti-Nausea Tablets / Bands (for ferry crossing)

>> Prescribed Medication (if required)

>> Small First Aid Kit (Guides will carry as well)


Nutrition (suggestions only):

Cycling nutrition:

>> Energy Bars, Nuts, Seeds, Dry Fruit

>> Malt Loaf, Banana Cake, Jelly Babies, Trex Bars

Post Cycling nutrition:

>> Protein Shake
>> Protein / Recovery Bars



>> Passport

>> Return Travel Documents

>> Travel Insurance

>> Mobile Phone

>> Currency

5 days of cycling consecutively is definitely a serious cycling challenge, however that said the cycle is suitable for those able to cope with 360 miles over 5 days at an average pace of 15mph.


If you would like to book a room for yourself and not share a room with anyone else during the challenge, there will be an additional single supplement charge of £200.

If you are booking alone however happy to share with someone else, you will need to pay for the single supplement at the time of paying the remaining balance however we will refund you this cost if another participant in the same position books on to the challenge.