British Cycle Quest

Discover beautiful places on your bike

British Cycle Quest

British Cycle Quest (BCQ) is a unique cycling challenge. Fed up with riding the same old circuits? Well here's the motivation you're looking for to discover new places: take the BCQ challenge! Your ultimate aim is to visit 402 checkpoints scattered throughout the UK.

A daunting number? Well, maybe, but it's a challenge you've got the rest of your life to complete - there are no time limits - and you're on your way once you've cycled down the road and located your very first one; it probably won't be far away at all.

Checkpoints are scattered evenly throughout the country, including several on offshore islands. So, wherever you are you'll usually find one or two checkpoints within easy cycling range. It’s a brilliant way to motivate yourself to get on your bike and go exploring.

To prove you’ve visited a checkpoint, all you need to do is answer a question about it, noting your answer down on a BCQ Answer Card.  We tell you where the point is – you choose your own route to get to it. It’s that easy.

You can get certificates and medals for collecting clues. You’ll gain your first certificate when you’ve visited 10 sites. When you’ve visited all 402 sites, we’ll present you with an engraved trophy.

Needless to say, you are expected to arrive at each location on your bike, but you can drive or take the train to the general area of course. We hope you have some great times picking up BCQ checkpoints and, at the same time - and this is what it's really all about - discovering places you might never otherwise have visited.

The 402 questions and the current BCQ Leader Board are also available for download at the bottom of this page.

To get started, you need do no more than look at the Questions Book (see link below), work out which checkpoints are nearest to your current location - you'll probably need a map - then get on your bike and go! In order to obtain certificates and medals for your achievements you have to submit your answers on Answer Cards. You can obtain these from Cycling UK using the order form at the bottom of this page. A wallchart to record your progress is also available for a small fee, or free when buying a full set of answer cards.

Post: Cycling UK, Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford GU2 9JX United Kingdom

Phone 01483 238 300