Charity cycle on 200-mile route made for a Queen

Queen Eleanor Cross, Geddington, 1960.
Queen Eleanor Cross, Geddington, 1960.
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History, a love story and homelessness are all part of the annual Queen Eleanor Charity Cycle Ride taking place on the August bank holiday weekend and you can register now.

Around 700 years ago, Queen Eleanor’s funeral procession made a similar final journey to Princess Diana when her body was carried from Harby, near Lincoln, to Westminster Abbey. Grief-stricken King Edward I ordered for crosses bearing statues of the Queen - the Queen Eleanor Crosses - to be erected at places where the procession stopped overnight.

The 200-mile ride is in aid of The Connection which helps homeless people in London. The registration fee covers accommodation and food. Register at or email