Born as the UK’s greatest 2-day cycling weekend, Sidley London Revolution offers a choice to cycle the iconic 156.9-mile, 360° loop of the capital over a weekend, or all in one go. You’ll pedal through the heart of the City, passing all the sights before taking on the stunning North Downs, Thames Valley and the Chilterns.
About the event
This is a challenge for all, inclusive of all ages, fitness and experience levels. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a complete beginner – this is the perfect event for you.
What’s included for an All Inclusive Weekender?
• Training programme tailored to all levels
• Fully signposted route, with regular rest stops
• Hot meals, showers, drinks and sports nutrition
• Camping (2 person tent to self)
• Bag transport to the finish
• Medical & mechanical support at pit stops and en route
• Chaperones en route
• Finisher’s medal
All inclusive Weekender
This package includes overnight camping, showers, massage, dinner, breakfast plus much more. Few people can claim to have ridden a full 360° loop of 156.9 miles around the Capital; we support you all the way to ensure you are one of them.
Registration Fee: £44
Minimum Sponsorship: £450
Ridden on 1st October 2022, the ultimate 1-day cycling challenge. Test your limits and challenge yourself by taking on the entire 156.9 mile route in one day. Starting and finishing at Lee Valley Showground.
The route will test the toughest of cyclists. Are you up for the challenge?
- Registration Fee: from £64
- Minimum Sponsorship: £450
Whether you choose the Weekender or the Ultra our Fundraising Team will be on hand to help you prepare for the event and to support your fundraising. We will provide a fundraising pack and all riders will receive a London's Air Ambulance team cycle jersey.
The route starts by heading clockwise, south from Lee Valley Showground, you join the top section of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race route. Then you cycle through Central London along the Cycle Superhighway taking in the iconic sights – the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
After clearing the Capital, you are faced with the stunning climbs and descents of the North Downs before cycling west to Windsor Great Park. Here, if you are taking the weekender option, you can unwind and celebrate the day’s achievements at our Festival Basecamp.
Following a night’s rest, it is time to get back in the saddle for the slightly shorter day back via the Chiltern Hills and ancient Epping Forest. This challenging route is guaranteed to make it a weekend to remember!
If you are taking the Ultra challenge you will cycle this route in one day.
If you have any questions about the event, or would like to discuss anything about riding with London's Air Ambulance please contact Sophie firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 3023 3303
How much is the registration fee?
The Ultra is £44
All inclusive weekender is £64
What is the minimum sponsorship?
Who can take part?
You must be 16 years old and over. Permitted bikes include handcycles and recumbents, as this is an open road event please ensure that you are visible by displaying a safety flag.
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 register or you can create an account to set your page up after you have registered.
Do I get a London's Air Ambulance Charity top to wear on the day?
We send all our cyclists a London’s Air Ambulance Charity cycle jersey to wear on the day.
Will there be a cheer point?
We will confirm to riders where on the course we will be cheering them on from nearer the time of the event.
Can my family and friends come to watch?
Yes, take a look at the course map to see where your family might be able to cheer you on.
How can I get my workplace to support me?
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 am no longer able to 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.
How can I get a training plan?
When you sign up you will receive a link to a variety of different training plans based on your experience.
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