This challenging day takes us west from the Olympic Park in Stratford through peaceful parks and alongside waterways, passing famous sights including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral as we walk through the heart of the city, steeped in history, to our finish point on the Thames at Greenwich, right by the famous Cutty Sark.
This is a tough one-day event through the urban landscape; at approx 26 miles, it forms an enormous challenge for walkers.
There will be full support throughout the challenge with marshals and water stops along the route.
Our day starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, home of the 2012 Olympic Games. We set off along traffic-free walkways and towpaths enjoying the view of this quiet corner. We pass through Victoria Park and continue along Regent's Canal to Regent's Park home to London Zoo. We pass Lord's Cricket Ground and the famous Abbey Road Recording Studios. We loop south through Little Venice and cross Hyde Park exiting at Hyde Park Corner. The next few miles take us past a procession of landmarks including Constitution Hill and Buckingham Palace, The Mall, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.
We cross the Thames with views across to The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and the London Eye. We head eastwards via Fleet Street and St Paul's Cathedral Park.
We pick up the River pass the Tower of London and Tower Bridge towards London Docks. Our route takes us on the Isle of Dogs before we cross the Thames one final time via the Greenwhich Foot Tunnel to our epic finish at the Cutty Sark.
There is time to celebrate with your fellow participants before returning home or continuing with sightseeing and enjoying all that the Capital has to offer!
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