Ride The Jo Cox Way

Tommy Morrisroe
16/06/2017


Hundreds of cyclists from across the UK are set to take part in The Jo Cox Way, as the five-day, 258-mile ride returns for its second year.

The ride starts on Wednesday 26 July, in memory of Jo Cox MP, and will celebrate community projects and raise funds for charities she supported.

Last year 300 cyclists took part, including 85-year-old Mirfield cyclist Brian Robinson, the first Briton to finish the Tour de France, and Franklin Medhurst, 96, a Second World War veteran who rode a special recumbent tricycle.

The cyclists will set off from Horbury Bridge, in Jo’s Batley and Spen constituency at 9.15am, and arrive in London at the Houses of Parliament on Sunday 30 July.


The Jo Cox Way is organised by Sarfraz Mian who said: “I didn’t know Jo, but I was struck by her principles and beliefs – and the fact that communities are always stronger when working together.

“Jo worked all her life to make a difference in the world and when Jo died, the country was united in shock and grief. It made everyone stop, think and reassess what was important – and that was, of course, those same things that Jo campaigned for throughout her career.

“The Jo Cox Way is our tribute to her life, her beliefs and all the good work that goes on up and down the UK in our villages, towns and cities.”

Details of the different stages are below, and you can join in by registering for free on letsride.co.uk. Or check out where the route is passing and show your support by cheering the cyclists on their way – or perhaps just jump on your bike and ride alongside for a while!

Day 1 Part 1 - Princess Mary Circuit to Horbury Bridge

Day 1 Part 2 - Horbury Bridge to Birchover

Day 2 - Birchover to Market Bosworth

Day 3 - Market Bosworth to Silverstone 

Day 4 - Silverstone to Uxbridge 

Day 5 - Uxbridge to Houses of Parliament, London 

Find out more about The Jo Cox Way.