Pedal of Honour (walk ref 37)

Saturday 12 May ~ 9:30 AM

Join this friendly charity bike ride beginning with tea, coffee and bacon butties at the Alford Arms near Berkhamsted, before heading off over Ivinghoe Beacon towards our first stop at the Russell Arms, Butlers Cross. From there we tackle the infamous Whiteleaf Hill on our way to the the Old Queens Head, Penn before dropping down to the Thames at Cookham before a triumphant finish at the Royal Oak, Marlow, for a well deserved BBQ.

Route Details

62, 53 or 33 miles
Fairly strenuous (challenging - steep gradients, rough terrain)


No fee, but the request that you do some fundraising or donate to the two worthy charities.

Meeting arrangements

Meet at The Alford Arms, HP1 3DD - you will be provided with full details on registration.

Walk Leader

Pedal of Honour. Our loyal group of riders have been pedalling the highways, byways and hidden lanes of the Chiltern Hills for years, but, eight years ago we decided to put our passion for the area to good use by creating our very own charity bike ride – Pedal of Honour.

Public Transport Links

Berkhamsted station is just over 2 miles away.

Family Friendly

Everyone welcome provided they can make the distance and hills!

Further Information

The route is well signposted and we have digital maps available on Garmin, RideWithGPS and MapMyRide etc. Out on the road we have support vehicles filled with tools and spares, plus qualified first aiders. For those riders wanting to return towards Berkhamsted at the end, we offer transport for you and your bike for a modest fee.  Most of all, we guarantee friendship, encouragement and a fantastic day out. Oh, and the warm glow from having contributed magnificently to some very worthy causes. Full details at

How to Book

Book Online

Register in advance on the PoH website
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Programme PDF

Download the Spring 2019 festival Listings Leaflet for an alternative way of seeing the programme. You can also pick these up from various locations across the Chilterns - libraries, coffee shops, etc!


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Our Sponsors


This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped make these festivals happen. 


Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018 & 2019. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.


A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.


A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.





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