Want to make a difference for Women V Cancer in 2023 but can't commit to completing a challenge? Join us as a Ride the Night London volunteer!
As the Women V Cancer flagship challenge, Ride the night London, draws closer, we're looking for lots of Ride Angels and Ride Makers to help make the event a success for our charities. So, if you're free on the night of Saturday 29th April 2023, we want you there! Join us for a few hours in the evening or come for the whole night. However much time you can spare will be hugely appreciated.
Ride Maker roles for everyone
We have a range of Event Volunteer roles in London, from helping with registration or supervising the bike racks at Kempton Park Race Course to supplying riders with well-deserved refreshments and hot drinks at the feed stations in London, and more...See the Ride Maker roles Apply to be a Ride Maker
Become a Ride Angel
We're also looking for experienced cyclists, with a Breeze or an equivalent qualification, to support the event as Ride Angels on the 50km and 100km cycling challenges. You'll cycle alongside our participants, help to fix punctures, and support anyone who is struggling.
If you'd like to join us as a Ride Angel, please complete the application form for your chosen distance:Apply to be a 50km Ride Angel Apply to be a 100km Ride Angel
Yes please! We would love to have male supporters helping out as Ride Makers.
The Ride Angel roles are women-only.
The times you will be volunteering for depends on your role.
Ride Angels will be needed for the whole night, from 5pm on Saturday 29th April until around 7am on Sunday 30th April.
Ride Makers - see below the estimate timings for each Ride Maker role.
No matter what your role is, all Ride Makers and Ride Angels will first meet at the Ride the Night London start/finish venue, Kempton Park Racecourse. Our Ride Maker and Ride Angel co-ordinators will meet you there and direct you to where you need to go and what you need to do.
Many of the Ride Maker roles, including bike rack supervision, registration assistant, and village volunteers, will be based at the Kempton Park Racecourse.
If you are helping at one of the Ride the Night Feed Stations, our staff will drive you to and from the Kempton Park Racecourse to the feed station you have registered for.
If you're driving, the Kempton Park Racecourse is less than one mile from Junction 1 of the M3, via Junction 12 of the M25.
If you're planning to travel via public transport, there’s a train station literally on the doorstep! The racecourse boasts its own on-site station, Kempton Park, just 200 yards from the Premier Enclosure entrance. Trains will run every half an hour from Waterloo, with a journey time of only 40 minutes.
*When booking public transport, please check with the train line or coach you're taking that they'll allow for you to bring your bike on board!
Need more info on the venue? Please check out the Kempton Park Racecourse website here, which is full of useful information.
We will let you know if your volunteer application has been successful approximately 4-6 weeks before the event. We will confirm the role you will be allocated and the exact timings and provide you with more information and instructions.
Your role throughout the night will be to support and encourage the riders around the route. You will be positioned amongst a group of riders and will be wearing a ‘Ride Angel’ high-visibility vest so the riders will be able to spot you while
You can choose which cycling distance you help on: 100km and 50km.
You have no responsibilities in terms of first aid; your role is to give the riders moral and practical support while out on the course. It is essential that you can fix a puncture. This is so you can help women with punctures throughout the course, as mechanical support will prioritise major mechanical faults over punctures.
The challenge will start from Kempton Park Racecourse, and you will be required to arrive at the venue between 5-7pm ready to meet your Ride Angel Co-Ordinator.
Everyone will have a meeting with the Ride Director at 8pm. The participants will set off in waves between 9pm - 11pm.
Yes, if you would like to stay in the area on Friday night before the challenge or once you complete your challenge on Saturday night, there’s a Premier Inn and a Travelodge approx. 5 minutes away from Kempton Park Racecourse. You can see the 10 closest hotels to the venue here.
We recommend you book your room early to get a better rate. It’s also worth checking you have a free cancellation option or purchase insurance for your booking in case you need to cancel your stay.