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Results Ride 2019

Results Ride 2019


Results International is delighted that you are able to join us in the saddle for the Results Ride 2019 cycling event.  Following the success of last year, we are heading back to the  beautiful rolling hills of the Chilterns and Cotswolds and the wonderful Soho Farmhouse.  Below is some useful information about the event… (Please note, this is an invitation-only event).

When is it?

Thursday 6th June –

Friday 7th June 2019.



What’s included?

  • Overnight accommodation on Thursday 6th June at Soho Farmhouse
  • Full route map, rider support and guiding
  • Professional Ride25 support crew and vehicles including a bike mechanic and first aider to help you on your way
  • Coffee and cakes at designated stops
  • Lunch on both days
  • Evening meal on Thursday 6th June at Soho Farmhouse
  • 2 personalised lycra cycling tops
  • Event insurance

What’s not included?

  • A bike!  (We recommend a road bike, however, riders have used hybrids and Bromptons in the past) Find out more about bike requirements.
  • Personal insurance – including cycling cover for you and your bike
  • Travel to and from the event – please organise your own.

How will I get to and from the event?

Please note that you will need to arrange your own travel to and from Thame, which is easy by car or train from London. The start (and finish) point is at The Oxfordshire. The nearest train station is at Haddenham and Thame Parkway (on the Marylebone to Birmingham route), approximately 5 miles from The Oxfordshire.


We will be departing from Thame, near Oxford at 10am on Thursday 6th June 2019.  The meeting place is at The Oxfordshire at 10am (please arrive from 9am).  We will return to The Oxfordshire at approx 3pm on Friday 7th June.

Pre-tour accommodation

Pre-tour accommodation the night before the ride (on Wednesday 5th June 2019) is not included, however, some of the team will be staying there before the ride and if you wish to do so, you can book directly with The Oxfordshire at your own cost. We have some rooms on hold – please mention Ride25.

Day 1  Thursday 6th June 2019 – approx 70 miles:

9 am – Registration and bag drop at the The Oxfordshire, Thame, nr Oxford.

Please arrive for registration at the The Oxfordshire.   Here, there will be coffee and morning rolls and you will be greeted by the Ride25 support crew who will give you your personalised cycling shirts and gilet for use on the trip.  The crew will also take your overnight bags.  For those driving, there is parking at the hotel.  For those arriving by train, the nearest train station is at Haddenham and Thame Parkway (on the Marylebone to Birmingham route), approximately 5 miles from The Oxfordshire.

10am – Grand Depart from Thame:

After a safety briefing from the Ride25 support team, our peloton will set off from Thame and head off into the rolling countryside of the Chilterns.

11.30am (approx) – Coffee stop:  

We will have a quick pit-stop for coffee and cake in a traditional country pub the picturesque village of Great Haseley.

Google Ride25 July 2015 0811.30pm (approx) – Lunch stop:

We will enjoy a fabulous lunch in Woodstock, which hosts the amazing country house Blenheim Palace

5pm (approx) – Day 1 Finish:

Day 1 celebratory drinks at the Soho Farmhouse near Great Chew, Chipping Norton where we will also enjoy a delicious gastro meal in the evening and a few drinks.   After dinner we will enjoy a restful night’s sleep before we embark on the next day’s ride.


Day 2 Friday 7th June 2019 – approx 50 miles:

10am – Depart: 

We will depart from Soho Farmhouse at 10am.  Day 2 will involve a leisurely 50 miles flat(ish) to roll back into Thame.

1pm – Lunch:

Lunch will be at lovely country pub, The Pheasant in Brill

3pm (approx)  – Finish back in Thame:

We will finish back at The Oxfordshire where you will have a chance to shower and freshen up before a celebratory afternoon tea.  Everyone will then make their own way home via train or car.


How will I navigate?

Right-ArrowThe route will be signposted all the way, and you will also receive a special cloth map of the route which will get you out of trouble if needed!     We also recommend that you also have a navigation tool such as the Strava app downloaded on your phone – or a Garmin as a back-up.  See below for advice on navigation on Strava.


TrainingThere are plenty of training tips and training plans around.  Find one that suits you and your schedule and give yourself enough time so that you are fully ready for when the time comes to complete the ride.

We have plenty of training advice here and you can also watch our video from tips from previous Ride25 riders here and also a great GCN video on how to train for long bike rides here.

Indoor training is also really useful (especially in the winter) so check out our advice on indoor watt bike training here.

Also, read our advice for staying safe (and comfortable!) on the road

How to change an inner tube

How to avoid saddle sores

How to cycle in a group

The Route & Strava:

Please note, although the route is signposted, we still recommend that you use a Garmin or a phone downloaded with the Strava app to help you navigate.   Please make sure that you have somewhere to mount your device and that you carry a portable battery charger.  You will be given a waterproof, cloth map, to use in emergencies.

The routes:

Ahead of the ride, we will share the Strava routes with you.

Before the ride, please make sure that you load the Strava routes onto your Garmin and/or copy (duplicate them) over to your account on Strava.  You need to click on the star to the left of the route name of each day so that it appears on your mobile.

If you are using a Garmin, we also recommend having a back-up route on a Strava app on your phone. If you are unfamiliar with downloading a route onto Strava for use on your mobile, please follow our instructions here. (Please click on the image to enlarge it).  (Those with Android phones – please see the instructions in the section marked ‘Instructions for Android users’ below).


Instructions for navigating for Android users:  Duplicating the Route to your STRAVA account – ESSENTIAL for Android users.

Step 1

Open up the route you will be taking on a desktop/laptop computer.

Step 2

Click on the duplicate button above the map and give the route a logical name so you can find it later.  It will now save the route to the map/routes section on your phone app – this works for both Apple and Android but is essential for some Android users.

Step 3

Log into the app and check the route is there – click on the MAP tab, then the SELECT A ROUTE tab.

Stava app - Map Use route

Step 4

On the day you want to use the route, click the USE ROUTE button, also remember to click record (if you want to track your ride) and then go back to the maps to use the navigation of the route.

Strava App - USe route