Ride the Night London

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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 50k or 100k through the night to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Now, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.
50k, and 100k
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Sat 30th Apr 2022
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor SL4 5EZ, UK
Start times
9:00pm |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Ride the Night London
Route information
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.
Those who have tackled the Ride the Night event in the past will find the 100k 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.
While the 50k 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.
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
How to get there
Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor SL4 5EZ, UK
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By Car
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.
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 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.
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.
Event day logistics
18:00 Registration opens
21:00 1st Start Wave begins
21:30 2nd Start Wave begins
22:00 3rd Start Wave begins
22:30 4th Start Wave begins
07:00 Cut-off Time
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.
Start Waves
Riders will be set-off in groups of 75 racers at 2-minute intervals.
Cut-Off Time
The sweeper van will pick up riders struggling to compete their ride.
Kit List
  • Bike - road and hybrid bikes are recommended, but electric bikes are also welcome
  • Helmet
  • Bike lights and spare batteries
  • Spare inner tube
  • Superhero costume! (optional but highly encouraged)
Bike Hire is available with British Bike Hire, please contact [email protected]ExternalLink for more information.
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Spectator Info
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.
Kit List
  • Bike - road and hybrid bikes are recommended, but electric bikes are also welcome
  • Helmet
  • Bike lights and spare batteries
  • Spare inner tube
  • Superhero costume! (optional but highly encouraged)
Bike Hire is available with British Bike Hire, please contact [email protected]ExternalLink for more information.
What is the minimum age requirement to participate in the Ride the Night London?
Participants must be 18 years old to enter.
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.
What health and safety measures will be in place at the Ride the Night London?
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/
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.
Can men enter the Ride the Night London?
Unfortunately men cannot enter this event however they are more than encouraged to volunteer as a ride maker.
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Recent Questions
Caroline Hynds
what is the minimum sponsorship required?
Katie Rance
I’m thinking of booking the 50 k but may decide to do the 100 k if I get enough training done. Is it possible to change nearer to the event ?
Hannah Bailey
Hello Katie, yes we would be able to transfer you across to the 100km route if required
tracey jee
there are 5 of us planning to do this. Should we join individually or as a team?
Hannah Bailey
Hello Tracey. It is great to hear that a group of you are looking to take part in our Ride the Night event. When registering, you should be able to add multiple participants so you are all booked together. In terms of fundrasing, once registered you are able to create a team fundraising page.
Karen Saint
How do I ask for sponsorship? Been told link in email but cannot see anything
Hannah Bailey
Hello Karen, apologie for the delay in answering your question. I have just resent your confirmation email and included in this is a link to your individual fundraising page. Please share this link with your supporters.
Sarah Melville
Is anyone going to be going with their e-bikes?
Deborah Morse
I'm going on an E.bike. I have an Orbea Gain. i will be doing the 50km route.
Hannah Bailey
Hello Sarah, thank you for your message. I can confirm that you are able to take part in the event with an e-bike if required.
Sarah Melville

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