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 was like to take part in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 back in 2019, check out our thank you film below!
Join us and together we'll change people's lives for good through clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
How we'll help
To help support all our riders in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company Running with Us to provide you with a special training package.
As a member of our team you’ll receive:
- A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
- Email helpline – ask a coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
- Twitter and Facebook ask-the-coach services and webinar sessions.
That's not all. We'll also hook you up with:
- A personalised WaterAid cycling jersey
- A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
- Fundraising and event resources like 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.
Congrats on securing your own place for RideLondon100 – we'd love to have you on board.
To join our team, just set up a fundraising page online with JustGiving - the easiest way to collect sponsorship.
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 the event you've signed up to? Or do you need some help choosing your next challenge?
Contact Bob in our Events team and he’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.