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Bikeabout Ambleside is your chance to join Chris Leakey and Liz Wilton as they finish their mammoth 16,000km bike ride from New Zealand to England.


On Sunday 19th February, they will be cycling into Ambleside following the cycle route from Kendal, arriving into Ambleside around 1pm where the ride will end.

Bikeabout Ambleside | Sunday 19th February

You are invited to join Liz and Chris for the very last few miles on your bike, to celebrate the success of their journey and welcome them home. The ride will end at The Wateredge Inn in Ambleside where there will be an opportunity to meet Chris and Liz, as well as joining their fundraising party during the afternoon.

Child's Dream | Bikeabout AmblesideBikeabout is supporting the charity Child’s Dream to raise £20,000 to build a school for underprivileged kids in Southeast Asia. There will be an auction, a raffle and a bake sale to raise money on the day, and all donations will be gratefully received! All proceeds go towards buiding the school.

You are welcome to join the ride or simply come along to the party afterwards to welcome them home and help raise some money. To find out more about Child’s Dream and to make a donation online please visit the website:


Bikeabout Ambleside cycle route and maps

 Fundraising party @ Wateredge Inn

Bikeabout London


The Route

Starting in Kendal, Chris and Liz will be picking up the Sustrans cycle network on National route 6. This is on road with some traffic free sections between Staveley and Windermere, as well as a couple of hills, through Troutbeck, ending in Ambleside, a total of 13 miles.

Bikeabout london route map

Join Bikeabout Ambleside - bring your friends and family!

You can join the ride at any point, and you can ride as far as you wish. Meeting points will be at the following locations:

  • 10.30am Kendal (13 miles to Ambleside) see map

  • 11.15am by Wheelbase, Staveley Mill Yard, Staveley (7 miles to Ambleside) see map

  • 11.45am Booths supermarket, Windermere (5 miles to Ambleside) see map

  • 12.30pm The Wateredge Inn, Ambleside arrive! see map

Things you may want to bring:a rain jacket/water proofs, a reflective jacket, gloves, water to drink, snacks, a helmet, a bike lock, a little puncture repair kit and bike pump, and plenty of good humour!

We will cycle at a leisurely pace so everyone can join in and we will cycle as a group as much as possible. Kids and baby trailers very welcome too!


The Wateredge Inn, AmblesideThe Wateredge Inn
Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0EP

The Inn at the very tip of Lake Windermere! If you are driving, there is a car park. For more information

To contact Liz and Chris about 19th February 2012, please email: or call Liz on 07736 970101.



Bikeabout London | Liz & Chris in MongoliaBackground

Chris and Liz started their ride in New Zealand September 2009. From here they cycled together until November 2010 China. Liz went back to the UK at this point to see family and to top up the bank balance.

Chris cycled in China during the winter and the couple continued again from China to Mongolia in March 2011. In December 2011 Liz returned to the UK to escape the cold winter. Her total kms were 13,091km.

Chris is still cycling back to England and is due back on the 11th of Feb. It is estimated that his final distance will be 16,000km.

Liz and Chris will both be cycling the last 20km for Bikeabout Ambleside.


Total raised so far


Help us raise £20,000 to build a school with Child's Dream in South East Asia.

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