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FAQs2021-03-26T11:20:52+00:00

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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?2021-03-26T11:23:47+00:00

The event will take place across Saturday 4 June 2022 into Sunday 5 June 2022.

How much does it cost to take part?2021-03-26T11:05:24+00:00

You pay a non-refundable registration fee and pledge to raise the minimum sponsorship for your charity. The Registration Fee will be:
£25 – if you sign up before 31 December 2019
£35 – if you sign up before 31 March 2020
£45 – if you sign up before the event deadline (approximately two weeks prior to the event)

How old do I need to be to take part?2019-07-04T10:43:17+00:00

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

Where does the ride start?2019-08-09T13:55:06+00:00

The ride will start from Clapham Common South side, Balham Hill, London, SW12 9DU. You will be able to set off anytime between 06:30-09:00.

Why is there a 50km and 100km option?2021-03-26T11:02:03+00:00

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

Transport links to and from the start/finish line2021-03-29T19:54:26+00:00

Nightrider begins and ends in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London.

Stratford has fantastic transport links across London as well as mainline trains. London Underground operate 24 hours 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.

Where does the cycle ride start and finish?2021-03-29T19:44:15+00:00

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

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.

Is my bike suitable?2021-03-26T11:50:29+00:00

As Nightrider takes place at night we have made it compulsory for you to have a working set of both front and rear bike lights.

We take the health and safety of all participants seriously therefore if you do not have working lights on your bike when you arrive then you will not be allowed to participate.

How do I prepare for Nightrider?2021-03-26T11:19:55+00:00

Nightrider is a nighttime cycle ride spanning across 50km or 100km. While not suited to beginners if you plan and train accordingly you can take up this incredible challenge.

For the 50km route you can plan for 3-4 hours of riding, and for the 100km route you can plan for 6-8 hours. This accounts for break stops where snacks and water is provided. You must be able to complete the total distance in 10 hours.

Training advice will be given but it is your responsibility to ensure you are of sound fitness to take part. If you have any health concerns or conditions please consult your doctor or treating specialist before taking part.

Will there be mechanics on route?2019-07-04T10:45:22+00:00

We will have friendly mechanics at the water stops, lunch stop and roaming along the route to help out with any difficulties you have during the ride. Please bring a puncture repair kit with you and any spare parts you think you may need to ensure as smooth a ride as possible.

How will I find my way?2019-07-04T10:45:41+00:00

The route is clearly waymarked by directional event arrows. Please follow these at all times but do not panic if you haven’t seen one in a while! They are put on all turns, and along straight roads for reassurance. We strongly recommend downloading the Strava link so you can have it on your devise should you need it.  If you find yourself lost please call the contact phone number on the front of your bike number.

What isn’t included with my entry fee?2021-03-29T18:14:41+00:00
  • Bike
  • Bike insurance
  • Helmet
  • Front and rear bike lights
  • Energy drinks & fruit
Are refreshments and breaks included?2021-03-26T13:43:27+00:00

Absolutely, you can stop off at one of our designated break stops every 25km. Snacks, water and breakfast (meat and vegetarian options provided) are offered.

Energy drinks and fruit are not provided so please remember to bring your own snacks/drinks if you prefer.

What time does Nightrider start and finish?2021-03-26T11:57:10+00:00

Start time: 22:30*

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.

*You will set of in designated waves which you will select when you sign-up.

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