ZSL Zoo to Zoo Bike Ride

2 Jul 2017 07:00

Starting at ZSL London Zoo, ride north out of London and onto the open roads of Hertfordshire towards Bedfordshire. A short half way stop for an energy boost will be followed by some challenging climbs towards Dunstable, finishing at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. 

New for 2017, places on this ride are limited so don't miss your opportunity to be a part of ZSL's first ever cycling challenge! Take part as an individual or a team and help raise money for wildlife conservation.

To secure a place on the ZSL Bike Ride you'll need to pay a £35 registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum of £150 (excluding Gift Aid). 

Sign up to ZSL's Bike Ride (50 miles)

Sign up to ZSL's Bike Ride (35 miles)

What You Get From Us

  • Entry to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo following the ride
  • Free Shuttle to Luton train station
  • Full route signage and marshalling
  • Medical support
  • Mechanical support
  • PDF route map
  • Downloadable GPX files
  • Fundraising resources
  • A friendly team to support you all the way

Once you have registered to join Team ZSL, you can start fundraising straight away. 

  • Raise more than £250 and receive a FREE ZSL cycling top.

What do I need to know?

The 35 mile route is ideal for those who haven’t taken part in many cycling events before with the 50 mile route for the more regular cyclist including some additional challenging climbs. This is a mixed terrain ride suitable for most bikes; the route encompases sections of roads, cycle paths and trails. Whilst on un closed roads the early start provides a quiet and achievable route for all. Both the 35 mile route and 50 mile route will start at ZSL London Zoo and finish at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. The route will split at a designated point and will be clearly sign posted.

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event. The sponsorship you raise will help ZSL work for wildlife around the world.

On the day 

06.30                   Registration opens

07.00 - 7.45         Rolling start time

07.15                   Registration closes

15.00                   Finish line closes

*There will be a safety briefing before you start the ride


Drop off points will be available at ZSL London Zoo on the morning of the event and free parking will be available at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on the day of the event. Please contact fundraising.events@zsl.org for more information.  

ZSL will also be providing a free shuttle from the finish line to Luton train station. This service will be based on a non bookable first come first serve basis and will operate throughout the day with the final bus leaving at 15.00. 

We strongly advise checking with your planned train operator that bikes are allowed on the service you intend on using before travelling - some services require your bike to be booked on in advance.

Cycle for Wildlife

Around the world wildlife is fighting for survival, facing threats such as climate change, habitat loss, illegal wildlife trade and conflict with humans. We are losing incredible animals such as pangolins and rhinos, which are hunted and traded in their millions. All funds raised from ZSL's Bike Ride will help us to care and conserve some of the most wonderful and endangered animals across the world.

Contact Us

To find out more about cycling for ZSL email fundraisingevents@zsl.org.

Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions for this event can be found here