Ride London

When: 10 August 2014

Where: London and Surrey

Distance: 100 miles

Registration: Register here if you have your own place and would like to ride for team WaterAid

Ride London-Surrey 100 is your opportunity to ride with the greats on a modified version of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race. Just hours before the world's top cyclists take to the roads as part of the Ride London Classic, you could be one of 20,000 cyclists taking on the famous Box Hill as part of this stunning 100 mile cycle challenge.

Billed as the 'London Marathon on wheels', this exciting new cycling challenge is the first Olympic legacy event for the capital. Starting in The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and ending on The Mall, this will be an event like no other. Join the cycling revolution and sign up to ride for us today.

If you were one of the cyclists lucky enough to secure a place in this amazing ride we'd love you to join our team too.

Every pound you raise will be matched:

Join our team and every pound you raise will go further, The UK Government will match all donations we receive between 9 June and 9 September pound for pound, helping us reach twice as many people as part of our 'To be a girl' campaign.

Cycle for the Girls

This summer we're on a mission to raise £1million and to change the story for girls around the world. Thanks to the UK Aid Match scheme your sponsorship money will be doubled so please be sure to get it all to us before 9 September when the offer ends.

What does it mean to be a girl?

Water collection is almost exclusively the job of women and girls. Often young girls will walk miles carrying their own body weight in water on their heads or backs.  These young girls show terrific strength and courage. As they get older not having a toilet at home means girls have to go to outside. It can be embarrassing for them, or even worse, result in attack or violence from men. When they have their periods girls often drop out of school or face being banished from their community.

Clean, safe water nearby. Toilets close to home and at school.  And a range of community education projects can change everything for girls. This summer we want to raise enough to reach130,000 girls around the world.

Any sponsorship money paid in by 9 September could be doubled thanks to the UK Government.

Your donation will help best friends like Solo and Ze from Madagascar. Find out more about 'To be a girl.'

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Support

From the minute you sign up to run for us, we are on hand to offer you advice and support including: 

  • A personalized WaterAid cycling jersey
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Expert training tips for all levels
  • Fundraising and event resources including balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team

Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.

Cheering points and reception

We will have a cheering points along the route. 

We would love to have your friends and relatives cheering with us. Do let us know if they'd like to come so that we can provide enough t-shirts etc. for them and so they can find us on the day. We'll have plenty of WaterAid banners and flags so we should be easy to spot!

Sponsorship details
How to send sponsorship in 

If you've set up a fundraising webpage, the monies donated on-line should be transferred to WaterAid automatically. However, if you've raised money off-line, here is how to get it sent to us: 

It is more efficient and cost effective for us to process sponsorship in batches, which saves funds that can instead be used to help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. We therefore ask that you collect as much sponsorship as possible before sending it to:

The Events team
WaterAid
47- 49 Durham Street
London SE11 5JD

Please remember to include the following information when sending in your sponsorship:
We strongly recommend that you send your sponsorship via recorded delivery so that you can track and hopefully retrieve your envelope if it goes missing. Sponsorship does go missing in the post from time to time, and it's hugely disappointing for both cyclists and the charity, so recorded delivery is always worth the extra effort.