The RideLondon-Essex 100 is a unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads, through the heart of London and out into neighbouring Essex.
Starting on Victoria Embankment and finishing at Tower Bridge, the ride will take you through Epping Forest and past some of Essex's most picturesque villages – including a section of the 2014 Tour de France route.
For a taster of what it's like to take part in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 for WaterAid, check out our thank you film from 2019:
How we'll help
To help support all our cyclists in the lead up to the challenge, we’ve teamed up with the experts at RunningWithUs to provide you with a special training package. As a member of our team you’ll receive:
- Cycling training guides, suitable for your level of experience
- Training and pysio guidance from expert coaches
- Email helpline – ask a coach or physio your training, race, nutrition or injury questions
- Twitter and Facebook ask-the-coach services and webinar sessions
- WaterAid cycling jersey to wear with pride!
We also provide a fundraising pack to help you meet your targets, fundraising and event resources like balloons, collecting tins and banners (upon request) and regular newsletters with support and advice from our dedicated WaterAid events team.
If you have any questions, or would like to chat about joining Team WaterAid, please get in touch.
Use our downloadable training guides, developed by coaches at RunningWithUs, to prepare for your ride.
Congratulations on securing your own place for RideLondon100 – we'd love to have you on board!
To join Team WaterAid you can either email us on [email protected] to let us know you’d like to join our team, or you can set up an online fundraising page on JustGiving. They'll tell us you’re fundraising for WaterAid, and we’ll get in touch to say thank you and send you a fundraising pack.
If you’ve registered for a charity place or got your own place in any of our events, you'll receive your very own WaterAid cycling jersey a few weeks before the race.
If you're taking on a different event for WaterAid and would like us to send you a vest or jersey, please contact us at [email protected].
Absolutely! If you have already been successful in the ballot, we’ll refund your registration fee as long as use your ballot place to ride for WaterAid.
If you get a place on the WaterAid team we ask that you commit to raising £395. It might sound like a lot, but we'll be on hand with loads of tips and support to help you reach it – you'll get there in no time!
If you have your own place and decide to ride for WaterAid, there's no minimum sponsorship amount.
We've teamed up with leading sport and training coaches RunningWithUs to provide expert training plans, tips and advice.
We have bespoke training plans, put together by RunningWithUs, and you'll get direct access to the expertise of our professional coaches. Whether you’re brand new to cycling a seasoned cyclist, we have a training plan to help you. If you have any specific training questions, you can contact RunningWithUs directly by emailing [email protected].
If you've raised money on JustGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.
If you've raised money offline, you can send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.
If you’re making a bank transfer, please use the following details:
WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746
If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:
20 Canada Square
Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!
If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.
Have a question about RideLondon, in need of some fundraising tips, or want to know more about how your challenge will help us reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene?
Contact Lizzie in our Events team and she’ll be happy to help!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 7793 4594
You can also join the WaterAid Events Facebook group to get answers to any questions you may have.