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The Great Train Robbery

Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, England

Loop - Easy

Visit the scene of The Great Train Robbery and ride along a part of the robbers' getaway route. In the early hours of 6 Aug 1963, the Glasgow to London mail train, carrying approx £3 million in cash, was brought to a stop at a false red signal. The robbers drove the train a further half a mile to Bridego Bridge, where this ride starts and ends. In less than 20 minutes, the robbers removed 120 mail sacks from the train, using a human chain to transfer the mail sacks down the embankment to a waiting vehicle, before speeding off in the night to their hideaway.

32.33KM
DISTANCE
1:14:18
DURATION
250M
ELEVATION GAIN
254
TOUGHNESS