About Long Ducker

We are delighted to announce that  The Long Ducker Ride 2021 will take place on Sunday 5th September 2021.

Following last year's success of the first Long Ducker Bike Ride from Harrow and returning to the school, this year's 2021 Long Ducker Bike Ride will comprise of a Long (100 miles) Medium (70 miles) and Short route (40 Miles). The 70 and 100 mile rides will stop at West Wycombe, the spectacular family seat of the Dashwoods.

Cyclists of all abilities are invited to take part in one of 3 fully supported rides starting and finishing at Harrow School.  

The team from Iconic will mark up the 3 routes, provide route files and guide maps and riders will navigate themselves independently around the course.

If you are a confident rider and comfortable navigating a group around the course we would welcome you becoming a ride captain on the day.  Please contact the Iconic office and let us know.  Office telephone 0752 8055110.

It promises to be a great day of cycling.

Choice of  3 Routes

The  Long Ducker Ride  - 100 miles 

check in 7.00-8.00 am. Mass start time 7.15am but open for 1 hour

The Medium Ducker Ride  - 70 miles 

check-in 8.00-9.00am:  Mass start time 8.15am but open for 1 hour

The Short Ducker Ride - 40 miles 

check-in  9.30-10.30am:  Mass start time 9.45am but open for 1 hour

Team entries are available, see the registration link for these options.

Coffee, tea and croissants available on arrival.

Sponsor Opportunities

If you would like to feature as a sponsor of the event please do get in touch to discuss. Your sponsorship will include complimentary team entry, branding at the event and publicity on the day and ahead of the event. Contact Tim Dalton c/o tmd@harrowschool.org.uk

Charity Goals

The main charity recipient this year will again be Young Harrow Foundation. The funds raised from last year's Bike Ride enabled the implementation of a robust programme for people facing the greatest challenges, which have been intensified by the pandemic, and significantly improved the life chances of some of our most marginalised and vulnerable young people. Together, Long Ducker and the Long Ducker Bike Ride has raised and disbursed nearly £250,000 in support of over 1,500 young people across Harrow and NW London. By the end of the year, with match funding, the total raised and given away will be close to half a million pounds. With the upcoming Bike Ride it is hoped that even more will be raised for Young Harrow Foundation, the Harrow Club and other young people’s charities in 2021!

‘The partnership we have developed with Harrow School grows from strength to strength and brings increasing benefits to YHF member organisations, a range of small and medium locally based charities working directly with chttps://www.longduckerride.co.... and young people in Harrow. We have more than doubled the number of organisations accessing funding.'

Dan Burke, CEO, Young Harrow Foundation (YHF)

The contribution through the Long Ducker has been extraordinary and has helped us both directly and indirectly to launch new initiatives such as a programme for young people with behavioural issues who would otherwise be excluded from school. Among other vital projects, we are helping young people who don’t have access to laptops at home so that they can access online schooling. We have been able to secure over 100 laptops, which we are making available to the neediest.’

Philippe Chappatte, Chair of Trustees, Harrow Club

Harrow School has continued to provide unwavering, dedicated support for our unpaid carers and charities’ work throughout the pandemic. The School has recently funded a programme of activities supporting our young carers with improved educational attainment, life chances, personal wellbeing and resilience.’

Colin Powell, Operations Manager, Harrow Carers

To donate or support a rider in the event please click on the link below or contact us for help setting up your own fundraising page

Registering Teams and FREE entry for Under 18's

The registration platform allows for teams of ADULTS (over 18's) to register in groups of 6, 8 or 10.

If you are riding with an Under 18 year old rider, then register as an INDIVIDUAL on whichever distance you choose (you can add other ADULT riders at this stage press+) and add the Under 18 rider to your group. This ensures the Under 18 rider rides for FREE.

Support Long Ducker 2021

Click here for fundraising page


Contact Us

To find out more information on entering or sponsoring the Long Ducker Bike Ride please contact Tim Dalton


The Long Ducker Bike Ride is brought to you by Harrow School and Iconic Cycling Events

Harrow School

Harrow School was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I. It is located in a leafy 300-acre estate, encompassing much of Harrow on the Hill in north-west London. As stewards of many cherished traditions, today’s Harrovians follow in the footsteps of The Giants of Old, united by strength of character, lasting friendships and the desire to be of good influence.

Iconic Cycling Events is specialist cycling division of Breathing Space Activities Ltd. We specialise in designing and delivering high quality cycling events which include: Bike Bath, Bike Chester, Bike Oxford, The Canterbury Bike Ride, Bike Cape Town, BDOVELO as well as bespoke rides and consultancy for corporate clients.