Welcome to The Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride (QECR), a cycle route through some of England’s finest countryside along the chain of Queen Eleanor Crosses, following Eleanor of Castile’s funereal procession in 1290. The next Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride group event will take place over the 2016 August Bank Holiday (26 – 29 August 2016).

QECR 2012

The QECR is a unique 200 mile ride along the historic route of the Queen Eleanor Crosses, from Lincoln to London. The route covers the best of Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and is ideally suited to a 3-4 day ride (or 1-2 for the more ambitious!)

Geddington cross

The group QECR, which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend, is a friendly, sociable charity bike ride suitable for any keen cyclists capable of riding the distance, enthusiastic about fundraising and interested in the history of Queen Eleanor.

The QECR was founded in 2008 and raises money for The Connection at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, a charity dedicated to providing specialist services to support homeless people in Central London.