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The Route

We're currently working on the 2014 route, which will include some new highlights and amends from the 2013 route. An update will be added in April/May. The map below shows the 2013 route to give you an idea. The start and break points will remain the same for 2014. 

Please note that the roads are not closed for this event. The route is fully signposted so you can cycle at your own pace. You will cycle in a anti-clockwise direction.

There are 2 start locations for this event: Alexandra Palace (North London) and Crystal Palace (South London). You will finish at the same location you will start from.

Below is the route profile starting from Crystal Palace:

In 2013 the route profile was: 
• Lowest point: 2m Ilderton Road in Bermondsey
• Highest Point: 139m Whitestone Pond , Hampstead 
• Total climbing/ descent 554m (it is hillier than 2012 route!) 
• Steepest hill - Queens Wood Road in Highgate at 10% 

Crystal Palace National Maritime Museum Greenwich Park Tower Bridge Hatton Garden St Paul's Cathedral Wapping Canary Wharf Mile End Stadium Olympic Stadium Alexandra Palace Hampstead Heath Abbey Road Lords Cricket Ground Regent's Park Mayfair Picadilly Circus London Eye IWM London The Oval

Nightrider™ - a Unique 100km Challenge

Nightrider™ is an exciting way to raise funds for your favourite charity whilst exploring London by bicycle at night!

Set off from either Crystal Palace or Alexandra Palace and follow a 100km circular route past over fifty of London’s most famous landmarks.

Full Support Provided

The itinerary is entirely on roads for ease of access and quality of lighting. It will be clearly sign-posted so you can cycle at your own pace. Full support and back up will be provided. Details of the route for GPS devices will be available to download closer to the event. 

Cycling through the empty streets watching the sun rise over the landmarks & bridges of the Thames was a magical & surreal experience.” Martyn Blackman