Cycle challenge – Wellington to Waterloo

Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 June 2019

What better way to unite the Wellington Community than returning to the place where it all began? Over five days and cycling 285 miles, this is a fantastic opportunity to raise money for the WOW! Scholarship Programme through taking on the challenge.

The trip is open to all OWs, parents, and Wellington College members of staff. It is organised by Skyline Events who are a sector-leading tour operator and fully ATOL protected.

Ride through the English countryside and finish at the battleground where the famous Battle of Waterloo took place over 200 years ago.

About the challenge
Dates: Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 June 2019
Duration: 5 days (4 days cycling)
Registration Fee: Secure your place on this challenge with a registration fee of £149. (Registration fee is non-refundable)

What we would like in return
We are asking you to raise money for our Widening Opportunity at Wellington (WOW!) Scholarship Programme. The pledge is to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1,700 or self-fund your place covering the £850 tour cost and donate all additional monies raised.


Day 1
Wellington College to Tunbridge Wells
Approximately 70 miles cycling

Day 2
Tunbridge Wells to Dover
This day involves a ferry crossing from Dover to Calais
Approximately 60 miles cycling

Day 3
Calais to Lille
Approximately 73 miles cycling

Day 4
Lille to Waterloo
Approximately 80 miles cycling

Day 5
Waterloo to London

Free morning before catching a coach from Waterloo to Brussels Midi train station. From here the group will take the Eurostar back to St Pancras. The crew will be waiting to reunite you with your bikes at St Pancras, ready for you to make your onward journeys home.

Due to the nature of the challenge, this itinerary is subject to change.