Gear up, ladies: Women V Cancer Ride the Night is back for 2019 to kick off the start of summer with a bright pink boost for our three women’s cancer charities.
Cycling 100km through London at night, you’ll befriend thousands of other super inspiring women from all cycles of life that share your drive to get fit for an amazing cause. Starting and finishing at the beautiful Royal Windsor Racecourse, you’ll soak up the electric Ride the Night vibe with motivational music, speeches and warm-ups. By the time you saddle up at the start line in Windsor, you’ll be revved up and raring to go.
Our flagship Women V Cancer challenge takes you past many of London’s iconic landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and many more - and they look even more beautiful at night with bright and colourful lights.
Starting and finishing at the Royal Windsor Racecourse, the 100 km route will take you through central London, passing many of our capital city’s iconic sights and parks and seeing a diversity of areas as you ride through the different zones. There will be three rest stops along the way, with refreshments and toilets.
Ride the Night is not a race and there are no event timings. We anticipate that faster cyclists will complete Ride the Night in four hours, whilst slower cyclists will take up to eight hours. The cut off time is 7am on Sunday morning, but no-one will be left behind, as we will have a sweeper van behind the final group of cyclists.
Some tips for staying safe while on the ride:
Safety first – safety is always our priority and we ask you to please follow the safety briefing we provide for you online, in the weeks running up to your ride. You’ll also get a short safety briefing before you set off on the night of the challenge, so you’ll be well prepped.
Be visible - It is very important that road users can see you. We provide you with a Women V Cancer Ride the Night hi-viz vest and we recommend you wear additional hi-viz clothing. It is of course also essential for you to have working front and rear bicycle lights and that you bring spare batteries for them.
Follow the Highway Code - Please note there won’t be any road closures for this challenge and you need to follow the Highway Code. The route is well lit and on quieter roads wherever possible - however once you arrive in central London there will be traffic and you should be confident to deal with this.
Remember people are sleeping - You do need to remember that the local residents will be trying to get some rest, so please respect them and keep noise levels to a minimum.
Cycle together - We recommend that you don’t ride alone at any part of the challenge. Not only is it safer to cycle with other people, it’s more fun, too! Please don’t be worried about signing up on your own, though! The majority of women sign up for Women V Cancer challenges on their own and you will soon make new friends. There’s also a Ride the Night Facebook group, where you can make friends beforehand and you’re likely to find someone in your local area who you can meet up with to train or fundraise with.
100kStart Time: 8:00am
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