The Route and Itinerary


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1 Harby.   Cyclists arrive by train to Newark on Trent where they are met and transported to Harby Village hall for a warm welcome, brunch and a debrief.  The send off is at Harby Parish Church which is adjacent to where house of Simon de Weston stood.  Queen Eleanor died here on the 27th November 1297. 

2 Lincoln Cathedral.   A guided tour of the cathedral and essentially to the replica tomb where the viscera of the Queen's body was entombed.  

3 Brant Broughton.  Tea at the Quaker Meeting House

4 Grantham.   Dinner and Overnight Stop at Harrowby Lane Methodist Church.

Approximate mileage 33

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4 Grantham.  A brief stop at the site of the original Cross 

5 South Witham.  Refreshment  stop at the Village Hall

6 Stamford.  Lunch in the Scouts Hall with an optional visit to the sites commemerating the original Cross

7 Fotheringhay.  Tea in the Village Hall

8 Geddington.   Cyclists are met by the Geddington Fire Brigade and escorted to the original Cross standing in the middle of the village.  Dinner and Overnight stop.

Approximate mileage 58

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9  Sywell Aerodrome. Coffee & toilet stop at the Aviator Hotel.

10  Northampton.  Refreshments at Delapre Abbey and visit to the Hardingstone Cross 

11 Stony Stratford.  Site of the Original Cross.  Lunch at Stony Stratford Methodist Church.

12 Woburn.  Site of the original Cross. Tea at St Mary’s Church.

13 Dunstable.  Dinner and overnight stop at Dunstable Methodist Church.

Approximate mileage 66

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14  St Albans.  Visit the clock tower which is at the site of the original Cross

15  North Mymms Church.  Refreshment stop.

16  Waltham Cross.  Visit the Original Cross.

17.  Waltham Abbey.  Lunch and guided tour.

18  London.   Cycle pass the site of the Cross near St Mary-le Bow and where 

the site of the monastery of the Black Friars stood.  This housed Queen 

Eleanor's second tomb containing 

her heart.

Arrive at Westminster Abbey for a ceremony at the final resting place of Queen Eleanor (in the St. Edward the Confessor Chapel).

Pass the site of the original Cross at Trafalgar Square.

Visit the replica Cross at Charing Cross Station.

End of Ride Party at The Connection at St Martin's.

Well done Everybody! 

Approximate mileage 57