Welcome to the Samsheritage.bike site!
Join our 2021 London – York Ride
Here you’ll find details of the Spring 2021 supported group tour from London to York in aid of the Samaritans. (We were ready to ride in May 2020 – before Coronavirus forced a 12 month postponement.)
But the good news is that enrolment for the 2021 ride is now open.
And you can join the whole ride or one of its day-stages. Please check our schedule for details and see what’s right for you.
Make a donation
You would be very welcome to support the ride with a donation. You can donate to the SAMARITANS CENTRAL CHARITY or to any of the branches represented on the ride through the following sites:
Samaritans Central Charity – DONATE HERE
- Cambridge Branch (David Bruce) DONATE HERE – CAMBRIDGE
- Colchester Branch (Keith Middleton) DONATE HERE – COLCHESTER
- Hastings Branch (Steve Johnson) DONATE HERE – HASTINGS
- Stoke-on-Trent Branch (Brian Rouse) DONATE HERE – STOKE
- Samaritans of the Western Isles (Sally Kane, Alasdair Maclean and AngusMacLeod) DONATE HERE – WESTERN ISLES
- Yeovil and Sherborne Branch (Annie Marshall) DONATE HERE – YEOVIL
…. and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, the government will add 25% to your donation via Gift Aid. All donations will go directly to the Samaritans Central Charity for the benefit of the 200+ Samaritans branches in towns and cities across the country.
Why a ‘Heritage’ Ride?
Simply because we’re visiting some of the most impressive Roman and Medieval towns and cities in the country as well as cycling through some of England’s most celebrated countryside.
Can’t quite manage the full tour?
You would be very welcome to join us on one of our six stages:
- Saturday 15th May – London to Colchester
- Sunday 16th May – Colchester to Newmarket / Cambridge
- Monday 17th May – Newmarket / Cambridge to Kings Lynn
- Tuesday 18th May – Kings Lynn to Lincoln
- Wednesday 19th May – Lincoln to Hull
- Thursday 20th May – Hull to York
Check out the ride schedule to find out more about our route from London to York.
For each six-day tour rider to raise at least £800 in sponsorship for the Samaritans Central Charity or their local Samaritans branch
For each one-day stage rider to raise at least £100 in sponsorship for the Samaritans Central Charity or their local Samaritans branch
For us all to join local Samaritans en-route to support branch fundraising
Sign up for the full tour or a single stage
This is a fully-supported ride. Kit will be transported in our support vehicle which will monitor our progress and provide refreshments en-route. We’ll share twin rooms (with showers) in budget hotels, and eat breakfast and dinner together. We’ll share the cost through our sign-up fee of £365 for six-day tour riders or £25 for one-day stage riders.
Visit our sign-up page to book your place.
Join the Samaritans
If you’re not able to join the 2020 Heritage Ride, why not join the thousands of Samaritans across the country who support people who are desperate for someone to talk to. It’s vital work with a commitment of just 16 hours a month and you won’t find more supportive colleagues anywhere else.
Steve Johnson, 2021 Ride Co-ordinator