Baldock Cycle Challenge

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Baldock Cycle Challenge

£10 (£8 for Cycling UK members)
Rides and Activities 
Sunday, 15 July 2018 10:00

About This Activity

The Baldock Cycle Challenge provides an opportunity for you to explore some of the beautiful parishes and countryside that surround the town.  It is not a race. 

You can choose to ride Loop A, which has a morning start, or Loop B, which starts at noon.  Or you can choose to ride both!  

Here’s an overview of the two loops: 

Loop A (South Route, approx. 27 miles). Baldock, Bird Hill, Hickmans Hill, Clothall, Weston, Damask Green, Warrens Green, Halls Green, Luffenhall, Rushden, Roe Green, Sandon, Wallington and back to Baldock.

Loop B (North Route, approx. 31 miles). Baldock, Bygrave, Ashwell, Guilden Morden, Steeple Morden, Litlington, Abington Piggotts and Shingay, Edworth, Hinxworth, Ashwell, Newnham, Caldecote and back to Baldock

There are no mountains but expect a few Hertfordshire hills!

There will be checkpoints on both Loops to make sure the correct route is followed.  These will often be at or near cafés, tea rooms, village halls or pubs so no-one should go hungry or thirsty. Every rider will be given a route sheet at registration, which can be signed at each checkpoint as proof that you've completed the ride.  However stopping at the checkpoints is not mandatory so if you’d prefer you can just keep cycling!

Independent or unattached riders and all newcomers will be very welcome. Entries can only be accepted on the day if there is sufficient space, so please enter by 13th July or you may be disappointed. 

The Baldock Cycle Challenge is organised by the Baldock Events Forum, with assistance from the Stevenage & North Herts group of Cycling UK.

For further information please email

Event details and schedule

It is a fun ride not a race.  

The start and finish for both rides is Baldock High Street (SG7 6AX).  The High Street is not far from Baldock railway station and there will be plenty of parking for those coming by car, either in the High Street or at Tesco’s. 

Morning registration for Loop A will open at 9am, with the ride starting from 10am.  Afternoon registration for Loop B only will open at 11am , with the ride starting from 12noon.  Please note that Loop B must be started by 1pm and that the finish will close at 5:30pm. 

The minimum age for riding a single loop is 12.  The minimum age for riding both loops is 14.  Under 16s must wear a helmet and be accompanied on the ride by an adult. Under 18s must have their entry form countersigned by a parent or carer at registration.

We recommend that all riders wear a helmet and do not to use earphones as you may not be able to hear other riders, traffic and any instructions.

For further information please email

Much, including the routes, is as before but there are some differences.


The main rides and the loop A (south) ride will start at 10a.m. and the loop B (north) only ride at 12 noon.


Entry fees are £14 for the whole ride (£12 for Cycling UK members) and £10 (£8 for Cycling UK members).  All under 16s pay £6 for two loops and £4 for one.


Jim will be leading a link ride from Old Stevenage (SG1 3EJ) at 9a.m.



Baldock Cycle Challenge
Start details 

There is a choice of three rides - 58 miles, 27 miles (south loop only) and 31 miles (north loop only).

The rides start from Baldock High Street.  Please enter in advance.

Road ride