What is the Nightrider cycle ride?2021-03-26T10:51:47+00:00

Nightrider is a fun and exciting charity cycle ride where you can see London under the moonlit night sky, cycling past iconic landmarks and through historic streets. The first ever Nightrider London took place in 2010 with 300 cyclists and since then has gained tremendous success with over 21,000 cyclists having taken up the challenge to date!


When is the event?2023-02-02T16:22:43+00:00

The event will take place over the night of 8 – 9 June 2024.

What time does Nightrider start and finish?2021-05-06T10:11:02+00:00

Start time: Approxmiately 22:00 (T.B.C)

If you are cycling the 100km route you can plan for 6-8 hours. This accounts for stopping at the breakpoints en-route. If you are on the 50km route you will be 3-4 hours. You must be able to complete the total distance in 10 hours.

Where does the cycle ride start and finish?2021-05-06T09:13:37+00:00

The ride starts from the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark in Stratford where London held the 2012 Olympics.

You will start with a 1mile lap of the road circuit before heading out towards north London. The cycle ride will finish where you begin making your journey there and home even simpler!

Where will the route take me?2021-05-06T09:14:45+00:00

Both routes are circular and will take you past many of London’s most famous landmarks. Highlights include Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.

Why is there a 50km and 100km option?2021-05-05T11:18:16+00:00

We want to cater to people of all abilities but still provide a challenge you can feel like you conquered. You will have the option to choose between the 50km and 100km option when signing up.

How much does it cost to take part?2021-06-10T10:03:28+00:00

Both routes cost £55 per person. This includes a fully supported ride, complimentary water stops and not to mention that we’ll be waiting with your medal at the finish line!

Are refreshments and breaks included?2021-05-06T10:13:56+00:00

Absolutely, you can stop off at one of our designated break stops every 25km where snacks and water are offered.

When you reach the finish line you will be offered a breakfast to refuel you for your onward journey (meat and vegetarian options provided).

How will I find my way?2021-05-06T10:16:23+00:00

The route will be marked throughout with directional arrows. There will also be the opportunity to download a GPX file of the route before the night.

Will there be mechanics on route?2021-05-05T11:11:43+00:00

Our friendly mechanics will be available throughout the event to assist you and your bike. You will also be given the number of our roaming mechanic should you need assistance between water stops.

How do I prepare for Nightrider?2021-05-06T10:19:59+00:00

Preparation is key. You’ll be riding either 50km or 100km through the night at a time that your body is probably used to being asleep! You’ll have access to a training plan when you sign up to ensure you are prepared. We advise you build up your mileage over time; it’s never too early to start the training!

Is my bike suitable?2021-05-06T10:21:46+00:00

The most suitable bike is the one you have trained on. A lightweight road or hybrid bike would be our recommendation. If you are used to riding a mountain bike you are welcome to bring this, just be aware they are much heavier and therefore you’ll need more energy! If you have an alternative bike that you would like to investigate using, please contact one of the team who’ll be happy to advise.

We recommend all bikes are serviced ahead of the ride and we advise everyone to pack a small puncture repair kit and any spare parts you think you might need. For safety reasons both front and rear bike lights are compulsory.

Do I need to get my bike serviced?2022-04-28T10:52:22+00:00

We would highly recommend you service your bike before the ride. We are partnered with our friends at Bikebook, their website allows you to find local mechanics and compare services offered. Servicing your bike regularly is always a good idea to ensure it is safe and to make your rides enjoyable and problem free!

Transport links to and from the start/finish line2021-05-05T11:20:39+00:00

Nightrider begins and ends in the Lee Valley VeloPark located within the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London.

Stratford has fantastic transport links across London as well as mainline trains. London Underground operate a 24 hour service on the weekend so you will have no problems getting to and from the venue!

The Night Tube runs on Fridays and Saturdays on the Victoria, Jubilee, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines.

Please remember to plan your journey ahead of time by going to the TfL website.

How old do I need to be to take part?2021-04-30T12:06:47+00:00

The minimum age for participants is 16. Those under 18 will need to provide a letter of consent from a parent/guardian. Please contact the team to get a consent form or simply send a signed letter of consent to our team.

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