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Ride the Night London

2 races scheduled · 1000 participants · 29/05/2021 · Windsor
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About this event

Join over a thousand amazing women riding through London for people facing cancer. After some fantastic entertainment and an energising warm-up, you’ll cycle 50km or 100km through the night to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Now, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.

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Dream Challenges brings out the best in people: the opportunity to step up and do something you’ve always dreamed of, while having fun and raising funds for a cause you believe in. From cycles and treks to other bucket list adventures, our immersive challenges range from the moderate to the extreme. You’ll find them close to home, in far flung destinations and everywhere in between!

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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri May 28 2021

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Bag drop
  • Feed stations
  • First aid support
  • Free pasta supper for participants before the race
  • Bike mechanics
  • Toilets
  • Ride the Night hi-viz vest
  • Rider Pack
  • Fully marshalled and signposted route
100km
9:00pm Sat 29th May 2021

Bike 100km

£45.00
50km
9:00pm Sat 29th May 2021

Bike 50km

£45.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What is the minimum age requirement to participate?
Participants must be 18 years old to enter.… read more
FAQ
Do I have to dress up in the Ride the Night?
You don't have to dress up but this year's theme is Superheroes. Come dressed as your favourite and enjoy all the festivities.… read more
FAQ
What health and safety measures will be in place?
Health and Safety of the participants is a high priority, especially now. If the coronavirus pandemic affects the Ride the Night London 2021 event, participants will be contacted as soon as possible. For more information please visit: https://www.dream-challenges.com/covid-19-keeping-you-safe/… read more
Route description
Route description

Starting and finishing at the Royal Windsor Racecourse, you’ll pass loads of iconic landmarks, make loads of friends and help save and support the lives of people facing cancer right now.

100km

Those who have tackled the Ride the Night event in the past will find the 100km route very similar to previous years.

This circular route starts and ends at the Royal Windsor Racecourse. Riding past Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, the West-End theatres and many more iconic landmarks, this course will give you a tour of London under the night lights.

50km

While the 50km ride starts at the Royal Windsor Racecourse, you'll find yourself gliding over the finish line in the midst of central London.

Don't worry about finishing in London though, a free shuttle bus will take you and your bike back to Windsor after your triumphant night of racing.

Sponsorship Funding:

Participants pay a non-refundable registration fee of £45 which is used to secure your place on the event.

There’s no minimum sponsorship target or deadline, but please aim for £100 or more, so that your challenge can make a difference for people affected by cancer.

The money you raise is split evenly between the three charities and will go a long way to help them continue their vital work in a critical time...

£30 could buy a bottle of specialist dye to stain cancer cells, so that Ovarian Cancer Action’s researchers can study them with a microscope.

£100 can enable Breast Cancer Now to send out another 1,000 leaflets to GPs to promote breast checking and inform about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

£500 will enable Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to provide a weekend of training to two new Helpline volunteers supporting hundreds of women.

Join the 500 club!
If you raise £500 or more by 29th April 2021, you will get a free official 500 club cycling jersey.

Logistics and schedule

Saturday 29th May

18:00 Registration Opens

Check-in for you event and enjoy the pre-ride festivities. As well as an invigorating warm-up to ensure you're ready to go at the start time, there will be charities, music, and stands with refreshments available for purchase.

21:00 Start Wave Begins

21:30 Start Wave Begins

22:00 Start Wave Begins

22:30 Start Wave Begins

Sunday 30th May

07:00 Cut-off Time

The sweeper van will pick up riders struggling to compete their ride.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome. Join in the pre-event festivities with charity and supplier stalls, motivational music and speeches, and refreshments available to purchase.

Camping at the event site for participants and their spectators is available. In your tent or in your campervan, all are welcome. However the racecourse isn't a real campsite so please note there will be no access to water/power/etc.

Volunteers

Both Ride Maker and Ride Angel roles are being recruited. If you or any family or friends wishes to join the cause then please email [email protected] for more information.

Ride Maker roles: These roles included both men and women, and will have you helping at registration, supervising bike racks, and supplying riders with snacks and refreshments and so many more.

Ride Angel roles: This role is for experienced female cyclists, with Breeze or equivalent qualifications, to support riders on the night. This role is voluntary but will mean Angels get to take part in the event for free. Responsibilities range from fixing punctures and marshalling to supporting anyone who is struggling.

How to get there

Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor SL4 5EZ, UK

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Address: Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor SL4 5EZ

The Windsor Racecouse is easily accessible from Junction 3 on the M3 and Junction 6 on the M4. If you are using a sat-nav use the post code SL4 5EZ.

Public Transport:

The nearest train stations to the racecourse are Windsor and Eton Central, Windsor and Eton Riverside, and Slough. Trains to these stations go from Waterloo and Paddington and taxis are available at each station.

There is also a National Express coach stop less than a mile from Windsor Racecourse.

Parking:

Free event parking will be available for this event. Parking opens at 5pm on Saturday with last access at 7:30pm. Car sharing is encouraged to help congestion.

Camping:

Camping at the event site will be available for no extra cost. Pitch up your tent or sleep in your campervan after a long night of cycling.

*The racecourse isn't a camp site, so there will be no access to power/water/etc.

Accommodation:

There is a variety of accommodation near the Royal Windsor Racecourse. It is recommended to book as early as possible to ensure the best date, and to book a late check-out to ensure you can sleep in after your night of cycling.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What is the minimum age requirement to participate?
Participants must be 18 years old to enter.
FAQ
Do I have to dress up in the Ride the Night?
You don't have to dress up but this year's theme is Superheroes. Come dressed as your favourite and enjoy all the festivities.
FAQ
What health and safety measures will be in place?
Health and Safety of the participants is a high priority, especially now. If the coronavirus pandemic affects the Ride the Night London 2021 event, participants will be contacted as soon as possible. For more information please visit: https://www.dream-challenges.com/covid-19-keeping-you-safe/
FAQ
Which charities will the Ride the Night London event be sponsoring?
The chosen charities are Breast Cancer Now, Ovarian Cancer Action, and Jo's Cervical Trust. All money raised will be split evenly between the three charities.
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