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THAMES HEAD CHALLENGE 
Sunday 22 August 2021

A unique 130 mile cycling challenge

THE ROUTE  

London Rowing Club

The Start

London Rowing Club, on Thames Embankment near Putney Bridge 

Richmond Bridge

First Bridging 

Richmond Bridge is the first time you will cross the River Thames

Windsor Castle

Windsor

Historic town, home to Royal residence Windsor Castle

Tadpole Bridge

Tadpole Bridge

Tadpole Bridge and the lovely Trout Inn in rural Oxfordshire

The Thames Head Inn

The river's source 

The Thames Head Inn sits close to the source of the River Thames

Rowers on the Thames at Putney

Away from Putney 

Riders leave Putney before the day's serious rowing starts

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court

The ride passes Hampton Court Palace

Henley on Thames

Henley on Thames

World renowned centre of rowing and host to the Henley Regatta

Lechlade Lock

Lechlade

This riverside town is the gateway into the  Cotswolds

Old Father Thames at Lechlade

Father Thames

The River God from whom the Thames gets its name

Richmond Park

Across Richmond Park 

5 wonderful miles through one of London's most iconic Royal Parks

Runnymede

Runnymede

The birthplace of modern democracy

Wallingford

Wallingford

Its medieval Castle was once a Royal residence of Henry VIII 

Ashton Keynes

Ashton Keynes

This Cotswolds village has its own15 bridges over the Thames 

Royal Agricultural University

The Finish

The Royal Agricultural University is your magnificent Finish Venue

The Thames Head is located in the Cotswolds

midway between Swindon and Cheltenham 

Thames Head Challenge route map
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