The Classic
Sun 8 Sep 2024 Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Big Blue Bike Ride | The Classic

The Big Blue Bike Ride's Classic route heads past the historic Windsor Castle before crossing the River Thames into Eton and exploring the Chiltern Hills AONB, signposted all the way.

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  • Sun 8 Sep 2024
Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor

The Classic



Age 14 & over

  • 40 miles road cycling


Embark on a grand tour of the Chilterns and Thames Valley this September to help men affected by prostate cancer.

Set off from Windsor Racecourse in the late summer sun and explore stunning countryside and enjoy professional support along the routes, culminating in a bustling event village where you can toast your success with your fellow riders and fundraisers.

This challenge is perfect for novice and experienced cyclists alike.


The best part is you’ll be doing something incredible for the 1 in 8 men who will get prostate cancer. Your fundraising will help fund vital research into better tests and treatments to support a screening programme to diagnose men sooner, ultimately saving lives.


  • Annual summer charity cycle challenge from Windsor
  • Pass the historic Windsor Castle
  • Cross the River Thames and ride into the Chilterns AONB
  • Organised by the experienced Prostate Cancer UK Events Team
  • Receive a branded technical cycling jersey when you sign up
  • Unite with other supporters of the charity on an exclusive ride
  • Easy online sign up
  • Fundraise to help fund lifesaving prostate cancer research

This event is part of Big Blue Bike Ride.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Teams


2024 timings are to be confirmed.

  • 07:30 | Event Village opens

    The event village opens at Windsor Football Club.

  • 08:30 | Epic ride begins

    The 65-mile Big Blue Bike Riders set off!

  • 09:15 | Classic ride begins

    The 40-mile Big Blue Bike Riders set off!

Bike type

Both routes are on-road so your bike must be suitable for road riding. All bike types, including ebikes, are welcome.

  • Free parking
  • Music
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Royal Windsor Racecourse
Maidenhead Road


Start and finish point at Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor, SL4 5EZ


  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

The Classic route offers a nice mixture of flat roads and climbs for riders keen for a more relaxed day in the saddle.

The ride touches the edge of the Chilterns before dipping down to Henley and back over the Thames. The majority of the climbing is complete before the halfway point in the ride leaving a gentle return back to the finish at Windsor Racecourse.


  • Public transport links

  • Massage
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Training plan


  • Free cycling jersey upon entry
  • Rider pack
  • Sign posted route
  • Feed stations
  • Mechanics
  • Coffee, food and beer
  • Music
  • Medal when you cross the finish line
what's included
what's included

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Prostate Cancer UK

A ยฃ200 fundraising target is recommended but watch that total rise as you share a link to your JustGiving page with friends and family to drive those lifesaving donations. The team is on hand to help support you throughout with handy tips and ideas. 

Whatโ€™s your reason to ride? 

The money you raise will go towards funding lifesaving prostate cancer research and support services for the men and their families affected by prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, so by taking part youโ€™ll be doing something amazing for the dads, grandads, partners and friends we love.

  • Age 14 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required
  • Race pack by post
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Entry fees

Entry fee


Minimum sponsorship


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Age 18 & over

  • 65 miles road cycling