Ride London 2020 – CANCELLED
Unfortunately due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event organisers of RideLondon have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's event.
A message from Hugh Brasher, Event Director, Prudential RideLondon:
“We know how disappointing this news will be to the tens of thousands of riders who were hoping to participate in one of the fantastic events in the world’s greatest festival of cycling, for the thousands of charities that would have benefited from fundraising and for the world’s best professional cyclists who love racing on the streets of London and Surrey, but I am sure everyone will understand why this decision has been made.
“All participants and charities that bought places in the 2020 Prudential RideLondon will be refunded their entry fee in full.
“We are currently working with Prudential and the Mayor’s Office to see how we can celebrate the event weekend of 15 and 16 August.
“2021 will be the first year of a new contract to deliver RideLondon and, with the current unknowns about the short-term future for mass participation events and the importance of inspiring as many people as possible to cycle more often, we’re taking the opportunity to fully review the format and timing of the event over the next few months.”
In its first seven editions, Prudential RideLondon has become the world’s greatest festival of cycling, with 100,000 riders of all ages and abilities participating in seven different events on traffic-free roads in London and Surrey. It has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to take up cycling or cycle more often and a total of more than £77 million has been raised for thousands of charities.
Brasher added: “We know that there will be many, many questions from riders, charities and others and we ask you to please bear with us as we work through all the detail. We expect to be in a position to provide full updates to participants and charities by the middle of June. We will also post regular updates on our website and social media channels.”
CHARITY PLACE CYCLISTS
Don’t miss your chance to join our team of cyclists in 2020. We have a limited number of charity places available for this iconic cycle event, so secure your place today with #TeamRMHC to avoid disappointment.
Registration fee (non-refundable)
OWN PLACE CYCLISTS
The official RideLondon public ballot is now closed. Results from the public ballot are usually announced in February, and if you’re successful in securing a place we’d love for you to join our team. Get in touch with our dedicated Challenge Events Team on RMHC.ChallengeEvents@uk.mcd.com for further information.
By joining our team, whether you have secured your own place or one of our charity places, you will receive:
- A technical cycling jersey to wear on race day
- Support throughout your fundraising journey from a member of our Challenge Event team
- Fundraising pack full of tips and ideas, including fun and colourful event posters
- The knowledge that your fundraising will help us to continue to provide families with a comfortable place to stay that is close to their child when they are in hospital
Experience the amazing camaraderie of being part of #TeamRMHC!
About Ronald McDonald House Charities UK
At Ronald McDonald House Charities we provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at specialist children’s hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life.
We support families while their child receives care and treatment in a specialist children’s hospital by giving them a warm and welcoming place to rest their heads, just a moment away from their child. Over the last 30 years we have helped tens of thousands of families during some of the toughest periods in their lives.When a child is in hospital their family can often be faced with having to travel long distances each day and either pay for costly hotel rooms or sleep on a chair at their bedside. Our Houses provide our families with a comfortable place to stay that’s close to their child, giving them more time and energy to focus on being together.