What is the Sams Chiltern Challenge?

‘Fancy a challenge? We have three sportive routes to choose from  40, 80 or 130 km. The Chiltern AONB will not disappoint. Our routes offer breathtaking scenery with a few hills 😉

Since we are unable to put on the Samaritans cycle we thought we would set up the  "Sams Chiltern Challenge". Entry is free, but if you wanted to make a donation or ask your friends and family to sponsor you that would be great.

The challenge is to run from the 27th June to the 26th July.

Simply register by filling in the form below, choose a route and  decide "when" you want to do it, and  "where" you want start on the route.  Being all circular,  you can start and finish anywhere,  such as nearer to home.

And don't forget to enjoy the Chiltern views, while following the government guidelines on social distancing.

Once you have completed your route, send us details (screen shot or Strava, Garmin, or Ridewithgps link) and you will be entered into a draw to win one of the prizes.

To help the challenge move forward, please post on social media any screen shots or photos along your route with the hashtag #samaritanscycle

A chance to win a prize

By signing up and showing us you completed one of the routes, and tag #SamaritansCycle on social media, you will be entered into a prize draw and could win one of several prizes

  Free entry into next year's Event

A mixed case of Malt the Brewery Beers

malt mixed case

 Framed picture with Bradley Wiggins autograph

Bradley Wiggins

What do I do next?

Simply fill in the form below and go and enjoy the route.  The challenge is open until the end of July. Once you have completed the route,  while following the government guidelines on social distancing, send us a screen shot of your route, a Strava link  or photos from the route and we will add your achievement to the list of participants and enter you into the free draw.

Registration form



How do I show I've completed a route?

If you use  Strava,  join our club and then we can see your ride when it's complete.

Join Our Strava Club

Send us details such as a screenshot or a link to your  Strava, Garmin, RidewithGPS or Mapmyride record of  your ride to enquiries@SamaritansCycle.com

and  share your ride on social media and tag us:



What are the Routes?

Clicking the buttons will take you to site “Ride with GPS” where you can examine the route and download the GPX file for your bike computer.

And there is an option of starting and ending the ride at any point on the route. All three routes are circular so if you wanted to start and finish somewhere nearer to home you can (might test your Garmin skills )

130km Route

80km Route

40km Route


How can you help the Samaritans?

if you have signed up for a route, why not get your friends and family to sponsor you  by setting up a sponsorship page:

Set up Sponsorship

Please feel free donate to any amount to the Chiltern Samaritans here:

make a donation


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People taking part in this challenge do so at their own risk. You will be completing these routes entirely unaided by the Samaritans Cycle. You are expected to be a competent cyclist and capable of doing the route you choose.

This challenge is designed for the individual to take on and help spread the work of the Samaritans while enjoying a great cycle around the Chilterns and anyone completing one of the routes will get entered into a free prize draw.

There will be no route signs,  no Marshalls or drink stations and no free beer, no free burger and no shiny medal.

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