About the event
RideLondon-Essex 100 is a unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighboring Essex. It will start and finish in the centre of the capital, with 60 miles of rolling roads through some of Essex's most beautiful countryside and villages in between.
RideLondon was established by the Mayor of London in 2013 as an Olympic legacy event from the 2012 London Games. After seven editions, RideLondon has grown into the world’s greatest festival of cycling, featuring 100,000 riders of all ages and abilities enjoying a range of different mass participation rides, along with road races contested by the world’s best professional riders, all broadcast live on the BBC.
RideLondon-Essex 100 will be the highlight of the festival and definitely a ride not to miss.
How to register
We have a limited number of guarenteed entry places, these are allocated on a first come basis. To secure a place click Join our Team and complete your registration, you will be asked to pay £25 and pledge to raise £450 by 4 weeks after the event.
If you are lucky enough to gain a place on the ride through the general onsale or the public ballot we would love for you to join our team. you will not have a minimum fundraising target, but you will be able to set up a fundraising page with us.
As part of the team
Whether you have your own place or would like a London's Air Ambulance guaranteed charity place, we will be with you every step of the way. All our participants receive the following as part of their commitment to fundraise for London's Air Ambulance:
- Fundraising pack full of hints and tips to help smash your target
- A complimentary London's Air Ambulance Charity Cycle Jersey
- A dedicated support team, providing tailored advice and guidance
- Team of cheerers along the route
How much is the registration fee?
What is the minimum sponsorship?
Who can take part?
You must be 18 years old and over. Please visit the RideLondon website for more information.
Can I join the team if I have my own place?
Yes, we welcome all own place fundraisers to our Team. the only difference is there is no set minimum sponsorship.
Can I take part as a team?
Yes, you can be a team if your teammate(s) have a London’s Air Ambulance Charity place or their own place. We can combine your minimum sponsorship to create one team fundraising target.
How do I register?
You can register by clicking on the Join the team button on this page.
What website should I use to set up an online giving page?
We have our own fundraising pages, you will be able to set up your page when you have competed registration.
Do I get a London's Air Ambulance Charity top to wear on the day?
We give all our riders a London’s Air Ambulance Charity Cycle Jersey. These are sent out at least a month before the race with letters to personalise your top.
Will there be a cheer point?
Yes, we will send more information near the time of the event with where your supporters can join us to cheer you on.
Can family and friends come to watch?
Yes, we would love your supporters to come and join our cheer point. We will provide information of where our cheerpoint will be nearer the time.
How do I get my workplace to support me?
There are loads of ways your work can support your fundraising, here are a few ideas: there are loads of ways your work can support your fundraising, here are a few ideas:
- Match funding- some workplaces offer match funding where they match up to a certain amount of what you raise for example if you raise £500 they will match it and give you £500 making your fundraising total £1,000
- Add your online giving page to your work email signature
- Hold a bake sale, lunchtime activity or after work quiz
- Guess your finish time- £2 to guess a time, winner wins a prize or a % of the money from the game or a prize that has been donated to you.
What happens if I don't hit my target by the deadline date?
We will be in regular contact between the time you register and the event date. Fundraising deadlines are usually 4 weeks after the date of the event. We will confirm when you register what the deadline is. If at anytime you are concerned about your fundraising progress we ask that you contact us so we can help. If you are not able to reach the target by the deadline set we will work together with you to extend your deadline and support further fundraising activity to help.
Does the registration fee contribute towards my fundraising?
Your registration fee contributes towards the cost of your place and is not included in your fundraising target.
What happens if I get injured or can no longer take part in the event?
If you are no longer able to take part please email email@example.com if you have one of our charity places, we may be able to defer your place to the following year depending on the event. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss what we can do to help.
If I have a question what is the best contact details for the Events team?
We know how much personal effort goes into arranging or taking part in a fundraising event, so we want to help you ensure the maximum return for your hard work. Our team is on hand to offer advice and support. Contact our Events team by calling 020 3023 3303 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org