- Activity: Cycling
- Location: London
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Age range: 18+
Ride with Team Link Ethiopia in Nightrider London this June and do something amazing. Pick from either a 60k or a 100k cycle route and whizz past London’s sites and attractions at the dead of night.
Nightrider is 4,000 charity-minded cyclists pedaling 100km around London in the dead of night on 6 / 7 June 2015. You can either start at Olympic Park in the East or Crystal Palace in the South, before riding through the moonlit city on your fundraising journey.
Cycle for Link Ethiopia and help change lives through education. Every penny you raise will help to improve schools, empower teachers and ensure that all children can get a good education. In return you can expect advice and support to achieve your fundraising goals and the chance to win bike-related goodies!
How much does it cost to take part?
You will be required to pay the event organisers a £39 registration fee, and you will commit yourself to raising a minimum of £100 in funds for Link Ethiopia. This will cover our costs for having you in the event, and will also make a big contribution to our work in Ethiopia.
Alternatively you can buy your place in the event independently of Link Ethiopia. Places for individuals cost £99. We’d love for you to ride with us any way you can, and will offer support with fundraising for everyone cycling to raise money for us. If you buy an individual place in the event then there will be no fundraising target – just raise as much as you can!
Who can take part?
Nightrider is for experienced cyclists that are comfortable cycling in the dark and in traffic. As the event takes place at night, roads will be quieter but they will not close. Therefore Nightrider is not appropriate for beginner cyclists.
As the route is 100km long it does require a reasonable level of fitness. If you do chose to ride with us then we’ll be on hand in the months before to motivate you to get on your bike.
Unfortunately those aged under 18 may not take part in this competition.
What support will I receive?
For taking part in the Nightrider event you will receive a HiViz jacket, snacks on the break stops, and a breakfast when you finish. First aiders and bike mechanics will be on hand, but you should bring your own parts for the mechanics. You will receive maps, a GPS route, and there will be some signage and marshals on the night to guide you along the route. You will be able to choose your start location and start time.
Link Ethiopia will be on hand in the months before to help you fundraise, and to motivate you to get fit for the event!
*Help getting on your bike*
Sparks Cycle Shop in Harlesden will be offering their £69 service at £39 for Nightrider participants, and they will also chuck in a free bike health check.
There will be prizes for the top fundraisers, including a free bike service at Cloud 9 Cycles in London up to the value of £80!
What is the course like?
For more information on the route, please click here to go to the Nightrider website.
New to Nightrider 2015 is a new 60km alternative route.
What should I bring?
It’s important to be safe so you must have two working brakes, front and rear lights, a helmet, and a spare inner tube.
It might also be handy to bring along waterproof clothing, a bum bag, cycling gloves, extra snacks and anything else that might keep you warm and comfy.
How much should I fundraise?
We are asking our team members to commit to raising a minimum of £100. This more than covers the costs Link Ethiopia will have to pay the event organisers for each participant, and allows a nice big sum of money to be spent on the good causes our charity supports.
In our experience, £100 is a totally achievable amount to raise for such an event. We will provide each team member with information to set up an online fundraising account, a fundraising pack, and guidance and support from our fundraising team to help you achieve your goals.
Where can I find out more?
Want to learn more about the event? Click here to go to the Nightrider website, and click here to go straight to their FAQ section.
Full support, back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night, and a well-earned breakfast and medal at the finish line. Taking in over 50 of London’s famous landmarks, Nightrider is a truly unique way to explore the capital. Highlights include Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Royal Opera House and the London Eye.
How do I sign up?
Registration is now open to join Link Ethiopia in Nightrider London!
If you are up for the challenge and want to help raise money for education in Ethiopia then please keep reading. Take a look at the registration instructions below and sign up on the Nightrider website.
1.Click here to go to the registration page with the events organisers.
2. Select the start time you would like and then click ‘next’ at the bottom of the page. The price will be listed as £99 but don’t worry, you will enter a coupon code at check-out to get the reduced amount.
3. The next page will prompt you to register with the site and gives you the opportunity to register a team if you are cycling with others.
4. You will then need to pay the registration fee to the events organiser. Don’t forget to enter the coupon code LINK at the check-out to receive the reduced price of £39.
5. We will be in touch to welcome you to the team!
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