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Ride the Night London 2024

Challenge level: 2 out of 5

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4 May 2024 On Sale
Duration 1 day

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Registration fee (payable today) Info $68
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Ride the Night London 2024

Make spring 2024 the best of your life and join the UK's biggest female cycling event!

On one spectacular night, over a thousand ladies will unite and cycle 50km or 100km through London for people facing cancer.

Everyone knows someone affected by cancer and Ride the Night is our chance to show our strength against it. Together, we'll light up the capital city and make a phenomenal impact for Breast Cancer Now, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, and Ovarian Cancer Action!

Ride the Night London 2024 will mark our tenth event, so join us today and help make this year's challenge more magical than ever!

Let's tell cancer where to go!
We'll come together for speeches, warm-ups and motivational music. Then you'll kick off to cycle through the night past a huge variety of London landmarks, lit up in their full splendour.

You will revel in the electric Ride the Night atmosphere, paint the city pink with your high-vis vests, and ride across the finish line with an unbeatable sense of achievement.

Over the past ten years, tens of thousands of incredible women have conquered nine Ride the Night challenges in London and raised millions of pounds for Breast Cancer Now, Ovarian Cancer Action, and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. Will you join our special tenth event so that one day, cancer can be made history?

Challenge Grading Explained

As expected, a challenge in London has low altitude and tarmac roads throughout. There is one significant climb on the route. The challenge is in the distance and the one night you have to conquer it!

Your itinerary

From 6pm
Check-in opens

Join us from 6pm at our beautiful start and finish venue in London (to be confirmed). There will be parking spaces available, but these will be limited, so we recommend car sharing or using public transport to make room for your fellow Ride the Night warriors.

Head to registration to check in to the challenge and collect your pink high-vis vest. Then it's time to visit the charity stands, pick up your free pasta supper, and enjoy the party atmosphere. We'll have motivational music, charity speeches, and pre-event warm-ups to get you all ready and raring to go.

Take this opportunity to kick back and make new friends before you're called to your start wave. Our first wave will set off at 9pm and our final will start at 11pm. No matter which wave you've booked, please arrive and check in by 9pm.

From 9pm
Staggered starts

All warmed up and ready to go, we’ll start calling you to your start waves just before 9pm. Once you hear your start wave called, collect your bike from bike racking, leave your bag at our supervised bag drop if you haven’t already, and head to the start line. You can select your start time when registering (9.00pm, 9.30pm, 10pm or 10.30pm).

After a safety briefing, we will set you off in groups of seventy-five women at two-minute intervals to take on either the 100km or the 50km route around London.

Both the 50km and the 100km cycling routes will be fully signposted, all on tarmac, and will take you past a wide variety of iconic London landmarks, with marshals peppered along the way. We will have Feed Stations with toilet facilities, a team of support staff, and a variety of tasty refreshments to keep you energised (vegan and gluten-free options available). You can also refill your water bottle for the next leg of the challenge.

Finishing back at the same venue, we'll cheer you across the finish line and present you with your shiny Ride the Night London 2024 medal. There will also be hot drinks and a warming breakfast available to buy before you make your way home.

Remember, Ride the Night is not a race. We anticipate that faster cyclists will complete the 100km route in about five hours, whilst slower cyclists will take up to ten hours. The 50km route should take around three hours to five hours. The cut off time is 7am on Sunday morning, but no one will be left behind, as we will have a sweeper van behind the final group of cyclists.

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Funding options


The more money raised by participants on the challenge, the higher the percentage of funds that will directly support those affected by women's cancers!


Minimum sponsorship target

  • Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £45, which does not go to the Women V Cancer charities and is used to cover the administrative costs of the event and to pay Dream Challenges, the organisers.
  • Fundraise the minimum sponsorship target of £199 for Women V Cancer by 22nd March 2024 (6 weeks before the event).
  • Providing you raise the minimum sponsorship target by the 22nd April 2024, the charities will pay the challenge costs on your behalf.
  • The challenge costs cover full event management, start/finish venue with parking and Feed Stations, pre-challenge entertainment, pasta supper, 2 expertly-designed routes, coach back to Windsor for 50km participants, back-up vehicle, mechanics and medical support, including roaming first aid support and a Control Room in operation throughout the challenge.
  • The more money raised by participants on the challenge the higher the percentage of funds that directly support the work of the three charities, so please do your best to exceed the minimum fundraising target.
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Ride the Night London 2024

Ride the Night is non-competitive and it isn't designed for professional athletes. It’s designed for women from all cycles of life looking for a challenge to get fit for and push themselves out of their comfort zone to raise funds for people facing cancer.

Cycling 100km (approx. 62 miles) or 50km (approx. 31 miles) in one night is a mighty challenge, but it’s achievable if you train.

A number of the women who will take part in this exciting challenge will have a low fitness level when they sign up. Ride the Night is the perfect motivation to train and get fit, all whilst raising funds for three amazing charities.

Take it from one of our wonderful past Ride the Nighters, Joanne:

"Come on ladies, I did this in May 2018 and I'd never been on a bike before. You have people cheering you all the way around and an absolutely fantastic feeling when you finish! I will definitely do it again! When I signed up, I was the same as everyone else, like "sure I can do this," but as the time got closer, I started to question why I had entered - but I'm so glad I did!

It was organised so well that I had no doubts when I arrived. Yes, 100km sounds a lot, but you just do it. We did it in eight hours and it was pain free. So if I could do it in the stupid weather we had on the 26th May 18, then anyone can!"

Download your Ride the Night Training plan here.

There’s no minimum sponsorship target, but we ask you to aim for £199 or more, so that your challenge can make a difference for people affected by cancer.

The money you raise is split evenly between our 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 Friday 22nd March 2024, you will get a free official 500 club cycling jersey.

The money you raise funds the vital work of our three Women V Cancer charities who are raising awareness, providing support and funding research into breast, ovarian and cervical cancers. If you’d like to know more about how each charity is making a difference for women affected by cancer, visit their websites below.

Breast Cancer Now


Registered charity no 1160558 (England and Wales) and SC045584 (Scotland) and 1200 (Isle of Man).

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust


Registered charity no. 1133542 (England and Wales) and SC041236 (Scotland)

Ovarian Cancer Action


Registered charity no. 1109743 (England and Wales) and SC043478 (Scotland)

The registration fee and event costs (included in the sponsorship target) cover:

  • Full event management and support - the Dream Team are on hand from the moment you sign up for the challenge to provide any help you may need and answer any questions
  • Our beautiful and very easily accessible start/finish venue in London, with toilet facilities, a supervised bag drop and bike racking, a help desk etc.
  • Pre-event warm-up and entertainment, with motivational music and speeches, charity and supplier stalls, and a variety of refreshments available for you and your supporters to purchase
  • Pasta supper for all participants before the ride starts
  • 2 Fully signposted routes with marshals
  • Feed Stations on the route, with a variety of tasty refreshments, water and hot drinks (vegan and gluten free options available)
  • Ride the Night high-vis vest
  • Ride the Night 2024 medal
  • Bicycle mechanics (both roaming and at the start/finish)
  • First aid support (both roaming and at the start/finish)
  • Control Room in operation throughout the event, with medical and route staff who can locate where you are for any non 999 emergencies and get you help as soon as possible
  • GEOTracks - Real time tracking throughout your ride with our partners GEOTracks so we know exactly where you are. If you should need to call event control for a medical or mechanical issue, or just if you are lost, we will know where to send help.
  • Your Ride the Night resources, including training plan, sponsorship forms and Rider Pack, with your Rider Manual, Bike Number and Rider Number
  • The more money raised by participants on the challenge the higher the percentage of funds that directly support the work of the three charities. We therefore encourage you to exceed the minimum fundraising target.

Our Ride the Night London 50km and 100km routes will start and finish at the same venue (to be confirmed).

Both routes will be very well sign-posted with marshals along the way to guide you in the right direction. There will also be feed stations, with a variety of tasty refreshments, toilet facilities, bike racking and first-aid support.

Both the 50km and the 100km cycling challenge routes are well-lit and on tarmac. However, you will still need to have your bike lights on throughout your cycle and to keep spare batteries on hand.


You need to be 18 years old or over to take part in Ride the Night. There's no maximum age limit. One of the amazing things about Women V Cancer Ride the Night is that it brings adults of all ages and from all cycles of life together for one incredible cause.

16 and 17-year olds may participate if given permission by the event organisers. Please get in touch with us to discuss this. Simply email bookings@dream-challenges.com and we'll be happy to help.

We're afraid men can't participate in this Women V Cancer challenge. However, they are more than welcome to join the cause as a Ride Maker (aka. Ride the Night volunteer).

We'll have a range of roles for both men and women, from supervising the bike racks to helping out at registration or the rest stops and more.

See the range of Ride Maker roles available here.

If you'd like to help out as a Ride Maker, please email us at customercare@dream-challenges.com


We're on the lookout for volunteers for Ride the Night London 2024, so if you want to join the cause but can't commit to the challenge, this is an awesome way to get involved.

Ride Makers
We have a range of Ride Maker roles for both men and women, from helping out at registration to supervising the bike racks to supplying riders with well-deserved snacks, refreshments and hot drinks at feed stations.

See our Ride Maker Roles here

Ride Maker Registration – https://forms.gle/v5CeRJJKQuajDkS47

Ride Angels
We're also looking for experienced female cyclists, with Breeze or equivalent qualifications, to support on the night as Ride Angels.

The role is voluntary but will involve taking part in the challenge free of charge. Responsibilities will include fixing punctures, marshalling and supporting anyone who is struggling.

Ride Angel Registration – https://forms.gle/9gcW8XRmZarTzkMa8

If you would like to volunteer as a Ride Maker or a Ride Angel, we would love to have you. Please email us at customercare@dream-challenges.com with your details and the role (or roles) you are interested in and we will contact you as the event gets closer.

The Ride the Night London 2024 start and finish venue is still being finalised. We will send all participants details of the venue and how to get there once it is confirmed.

The Ride the Night London 2024 start and finish venue is still being finalised. We will send all participants details of the venue and how to get there once it is confirmed.

It's all done automatically through your fundraising page so you don't need to do anything. If you have raised funds offline, please let us know by contacting customercare@dream-challenges.com.

This is a hugely important fundraising event for our three crucial Women V Cancer charities. Breast Cancer Now, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action have invested a lot of money in essential event costs, including your participation, trusting that everyone who has registered for the challenge will take part and do their very best to fundraise or donate a minimum of £199 by Friday 22nd March 2024 (6 weeks before the event).

Without your support, our incredible Women V Cancer charities may lose out on the vital funds they need to continue to help those facing cancer.

If you don't think you'll be able to fundraise in time, you have several options:

  • Make a donation on your own fundraising page to reach your £199 target.
  • Transfer your place to Women V Cancer Ride the Night London 2025 or another Women V Cancer challenge to give yourself more time to fundraise.
  • Cancel your place on the challenge. This, unfortunately, would mean that you would lose your registration fee as it is non-refundable.

If you choose to transfer to next year's event or another challenge, please call our customer care team on 01590 646410 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) email us at customercare@dream-challenges.com as soon as possible so that we can arrange this for you.

You need to bring your own bike and a cycling helmet is essential.

It is also essential that you have front and rear lights fitted on your bike. Please bring spare batteries too. We provide bike mechanics but ask that you bring a spare inner tube that is specific to your bike, should you get a puncture on the challenge.

Both the 50km and 100km routes are on road. Therefore, we recommend using a road or hybrid bike. If you plan to use a mountain bike we would advise fitting road tyres for the challenge.

You are also more than welcome to use an electric bike or a handcycle.

Please be aware that our mechanics on the night are unlikely to be able to help with any mechanical issues specific to electric bikes, other than what you could experience on a non-electric bike. You should also consider how long your electric bike will have power over 100 km or 50 km, but also consider the length of time you will be riding if you are using the motor intermittently.

Please also remember to bring your own helmet.

There will be bike mechanics at the start of the challenge and roaming mechanics along the route. We recommend servicing your bike before the challenge and that you bring a spare inner tube that is specific to your bike.

We cannot insure your bicycle on this challenge, so please make sure your bicycle is covered on your home contents insurance or that you take out a specialist bicycle cover.

It is vital that you follow the Highway Code throughout the challenge and please note that there will not be road closures for the event.

The route is well-lit and on quieter roads wherever possible. However, once you arrive in central London, there will be traffic and you should be confident to deal with this.

We recommend that you don't ride alone at any part of the challenge. However, don't be afraid of signing up solo - we have a Lone Riders Facebook group and meet-up on the night, so you can cycle with fellow Ride the Night warriors. We'll send you the link to the Facebook group once you've signed up to the challenge.

We also ask that you respect the local residents along the route and keep noise levels to a minimum.

Please check out the Ride the Night Safety Video on the Tips and Resources page here. We will also have a short safety briefing prior to setting off on the night of the challenge.

It is very important that you are visible to road users. We will provide you with a Women V Cancer Ride the Night high-vis vest to wear on the challenge.

It is essential that you have working front and rear bicycle lights for the duration of the challenge and that you bring spare batteries for them. We recommend that you wear additional high-vis clothing.

Of course! You’re more than welcome to sign up and fundraise as a team. Do note that all participants need to fundraise a minimum of £199 each. That means if you are fundraising as a team, you will need to fundraise £199 for every member of that team. For example, if you have a team of two people, you will need to fundraise £398 together, and teams of four people need to fundraise £796 or more.

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