Cycle loads. Raise money. Help refugees.

How would you like to take part in the world's greatest festival of cycling, ride the closed streets of London and Surrey on the iconic 2012 Olympic course, and raise loads of money so that refugees can get bikes of their own? Hell yeah.

The Bike Project is RideLondon London-Surrey 46 Charity of the Year. Join us and be a part of our biggest fundraising push to get refugees cycling in 2020!

RideLondon 46

Ride with The Bike Project and get:
- 20% discount in our shop and servicing
- Training program by double gold medal winning Olympian Joanna Rowsell
- Access to a training ride
- Fundraising support
- Free t-shirt and cycle jersey
- Access to post-event party

Sign up with a group and get:
- 50% discount on servicing
- Special groups training ride
- Free registration

Registration: £25/Groups FREE
Fundraising: £275 per person

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RideLondon 100

Ride with The Bike Project and receive all the same perks as the RideLondon 46 while giving yourself an extra challenge and supporting more refugees to get cycling through fundraising.

Support 10 refugees with a new bike by grabbing one of our VIP places and in return you will get:
- Priority loading
- Free breakfast
- Entry to the post-event VIP hospitality tent with freebies

Registration: £30 / £35 VIP
Fundraising: £600 / £1000 VIP

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Got your own place?

Already registered on RideLondon and looking to the make the most of your fundraising? You're in the right place! Ride with The Bike Project and get refugees cycling. 

You will receive all the same perks as other team members. 

For every £100 raised, you will support a refugee with a bike, safety kit and cycle lesson, which will impact their life positively in so many ways!

Fundraising 46: £275
Fundraising 100: £600

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Do something spectacular this summer

Ride for The Bike Project this August and we'll be able to give hundreds of refugees a bike of their own.

Bikes are brilliant. We all know that. But in the hands of a refugee, a bike becomes a freedom machine, helping them access essential services such as food banks, schools and colleges, healthcare clinics and legal advice centres.

Over the past six years, we've given free refurbished bikes to over 6,000 refugees in the UK, helping them each save up to £1,000 a year in transport costs. That's a real life-saver: refugees aren't allowed to work and are given only £5.39 a day to survive on.

Having a bike can mean a young refugee doesn't have to choose between eating a square meal and catching the bus to go to college.

We've got more than 800 refugees on our waiting list and you can help us provide them all with bikes - simply by riding and fundraising at RideLondon this year.

It's simple: Ride a bike. Provide a bike.

Choose your own adventure

We've got no less than five ways you can take part in Prudential RideLondon this year.

  1. As an individual in the 46
  2. With pedal pals or colleagues as a group in the 46
  3. As an individual in the 100
  4. As one of our Prudential VIPs in the 100
  5. If you've already got your place at RideLondon and want to join our team and fundraise for refugees

RideLondon 46: From commuter to badass

More than 100,000 riders will take part in the RideLondon festival of cycling. The 46-mile ride is the perfect opportunity to do your first closed-streets ride and promote your cycling from commuter-level to badass-Lycra-level.

Starting from the Olympic Park, you ride through central London to Hampton Court, past the London 2012 time trial finish line crossed by Sir Bradley Wiggins when he won gold.

Then it's back over Wimbledon Hill and along the Thames for a famous finish on the Mall alongside thousands of your fellow cyclists - with The Bike Project team cheering you on every pedal stroke of the way.

Sign up to the 46, either as an individual or in a group of at least four pedal pals, work colleagues or bike club buddies.

Groups of four or more get free registration (saving £25 each), plus 50% off bike services at our workshop AND a bonus training ride together. Worth finding pals!

RideLondon 100: Could you be one of our VIPs?

The RideLondon 100 is - yep, you've guessed it - 100 miles of pedal-pounding pain and pleasure.

The roads throughout the route are closed, but that won't make the leg-busting climbs of Surrey's stunning countryside any easier. The cheering crowds on the final sprint down the Mall might, though!

This is your chance to ride the legendary 2012 Olympic route and follow in the medal-winning tyre tracks of Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Armitstead and Chris Froome.

If you're serious about getting serious, then why not sign up to become one of our Prudential VIPs?

Fuelled by a free breakfast, VIPs get priority loading, which means you can grab a place at the front of the peloton to give yourself the best chance of a PB. At the finish line you'll celebrate with VIP hospitality including free food and drink (i.e. beer). Good times!

The 100 mile route starts and finishes at the same locations as the 46 so you can easily enter it alongside family and friends who are doing the shorter route.

Sign up now!

Any questions?

  • That's FAR. How can you help me? AKA: Perks, perks, perks!

    We give all our riders tonnes of love and support from the moment you sign up right the way through to your glorious finish (and the after party!)

    All our riders will get:

    • 20% discount at our wonderful shop for bikes, accessories, merchandise and services.
    • Access to a training program designed by double gold medal-winning Olympian cyclist Joanna Rowsell.
    • Invitation to a training ride.
    • Access to our post-event party space which will include refreshments and miscellaneous fun.
    • Free The Bike Project cycling jersey (after you hit 50% of your target) and one of our snazzy t-shirts. Wear it with pride!
    • Fundraising pack, including a fundraising guide and ideas to help you raise money.
    • Help and support from our dedicated fundraising team.
    • Access to a WhatsApp group for all our charity place cyclists – a great way to meet your fellow cyclists and share tips.
    • Fundraising Challenge Awards for highest amount fundraised and most creative fundraising idea.

    In addition to all of the above, groups on the RideLondon 46 get free registration. Plus we'll give you all 50% off bike servicing and a bonus training ride.

    Our RideLondon 100 VIPs also get:

    • Priority loading on the ride, meaning you can grab a spot at the front
    • Free breakfast before the ride
    • Access to the Prudential VIP post-event hospitality which has complimentary food and beverages (including beer!)
  • What is a VIP place?

    We're really excited about our Prudential VIP places for the RideLondon 100. If you're thinking about doing the 100 mile Olympic course, then an extra fiver registration fee gets you a cavalcade of on-the-day perks:

    • Priority loading on the ride, meaning you can grab a spot at the front and give yourself the best chance of a great time
    • Free breakfast before the ride
    • Access to the Prudential VIP post-event hospitality which has complimentary food and beverages (including beer!)
    • Plus all our other RideLondon perks, including the 20% shop discount, free cycle jersey and our team training ride.

    Going VIP is the perfect boost if you're serious about your cycling - or if you just want to add a touch of luxury to the day.

    It's not just the cycling either. Our VIPs are also fundraising superstars and we'll support you every penny of the way as you absolutely crush your £1000 target. It's a challenge both on and off the course - but you've got this!

  • What's this about group places for the 46?

    A group is simply a collection of at least four humans committed to riding the 46 together. It could be work colleagues, fellow cyclists, friends from uni or family members (excluding dogs).

    If you can pull together at least three other human beings, then you will all get FREE registration for RideLondon, instantly saving £25 each, plus you all get 50% off bike services at our workshop AND a bonus training ride so that your group is in perfect peloton form come ride day.

    Note: the fundraising target for groups is £275 each (yep - each).

    Sign up pals. Ride 46 miles. Help refugees.

    Groups are great.

  • Can I really do this?!

    Course you can, champ! We're here to support you with an Olympic training plan and a group training ride. We'll also help you get your bike in good shape with a 20% discount in our online shop. We believe in you!

    If you're a beginner, then we heartily recommend you go for the 46-mile ride - a challenge for sure, but you'll be on traffic-free roads, surrounded by thousands of other cyclists of all abilities.

    If you want to push yourself like an Olympian, then why not take on the 100-mile monster ride? Even better: become one of our VIPs and you'll get a whole host of extra perks, including priority loading, breakfast before the ride - and beer after!

    Note: if you're aged 16-18, you can only enter the 46-mile ride.

  • When does the fun begin?

    Both the 46 and 100-mile rides take place on Sunday 16 August 2020. The training starts now! We'll be in touch when we've scheduled the team training ride.

  • How much money do I have to raise?

    Answer: as much as you possibly can!

    Your minimum fundraising targets are:

    • RideLondon 46: £275
    • RideLondon 100 General Entry: £600
    • RideLondon 100 VIPs: £1000

    Every £100 you raise means we can give another refugee their very own bike, as well as a helmet and lights so they can cycle safely in London.

    Having a bike can save a refugee £1,000 per year in transport costs - remember when you got your first bike? It's a total life changer.

    So please spread your networks far and wide, ask your company for match funding, dig out your extended family tree, and beg for cash on your hands and knees!

  • Agh - I missed out on the RideLondon ballot!

    The public ballot might be closed, but we've still got saddles going spare. Sign up to ride for The Bike Project before all the spaces get snaffled up.

Saddle up and register your interest today – this is going to be epic!

Any questions? Contact our RideLondon ringleader Jess at jessica@thebikeproject.co.uk. 

Here are our Terms and Conditions for Charity Places and Own Places

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Our rider perks...

Joanna Rowsell-Shand

Access to a training program designed by double gold medal winning Olympian Joanna Rowsell, plus an invitation to a special team training ride.

After the ride, we'll cheer you into our post-ride party space for refreshments and miscellaneous fun.

The Bike Project jerseys

20% discount at The Bike Project shop for bikes, accessories, merchandise and services.

Plus we'll give you one of our gorgeous cycling jerseys (after you hit 50% of your target) and a snazzy t-shirt.

Fundraising smiles

Our dedicated fundraising team will support you with our fancy fundraising pack, including ideas to help you get the money flowing.

Plus we've got secret prizes for the highest amount fundraised and most creative fundraising idea.

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