Cycle through London at night for charity

28-days-later-empty-streetsHave you ever walked around London at five in the morning? It reminds me of a scene in 28 Days Later. I always find myself wanting to shout “Hello? Is anyone there!”.

Of course when I say I “always find myself” I sound like some sort of crazed sleep walker who is always wondering around the streets of London at 5am. I can assure you that is not the case.

On Saturday 19th of June, when the weather has warmed up a little and it is not constantly pitch black, a 100km charity cycle ride is going to take place. The company behind it is ClassicTours and some of the proceeds will be donated to charity. As far as I know there is a limit of 300 cyclists and around 75 have already signed up. So if you want to take part you better be quick!

The amount you have to raise is fairly easy to achieve with a minimum of £175. As it is a 100km (62 miles) challenge you will need to do at least a little bit of training before hand not to tire out too early.

The route starts at 11pm from Crystal Palace and covers some very famous landmarks including: Tower Bridge, a deserted City of London and Buckingham Palace. It is a circular route so you finish at the starting point.

The route will be road based and the organisers will be providing route sign-posting and support.

To sign up visit the: Nightrider Challenge page

Source: Road Cycling UK

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3 Responses to Cycle through London at night for charity

  1. David 21/01/2010 at 11:16 am #

    Sounds like good practice for the main event…

    ….this years Dunwich Dynamo ( on the 24/25 July 2010.

  2. Rob Moore 21/01/2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Ah, I’m on Holiday then!

  3. Tim 14/03/2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Small but important typo above – think you meant Saturday 11th June? (not 19th…)

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