Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the UK’s charities with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events.
Over seven years the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to get on their bikes, raising £77 million for thousands of charities in the process. This year, cyclists can’t all ride together, but they can unite for My Prudential RideLondon to celebrate cycling as well as giving you the opportunity to support your local hospice.
We can’t all ride together on the roads of London and Surrey on 15 and 16 August. But we can unite in a new way to help save the UK’s charities. My Prudential RideLondon is your chance to get on your bike – or scooter, skateboard, trike, tandem, penny farthing, roller skates, unicycle – and take part in the world’s greatest festival of cycling, wherever you live and with whoever you like – family, friends or by yourself. It’s your ride, your way, for Beaumond House.
How it works
My Prudential RideLondon is free to enter – all you need to do is follow some simple steps to personalise your experience.
Visit HERE to register and choose your distance. Just before the event weekend of 15 and 16 August, you’ll be able to download the My Prudential RideLondon app – from here you can track and log your ride.
You are invited to complete one (or more!) of four challenges over the weekend: 19 miles for riders in search of a challenge, 46 miles for riders who want to push the boundaries, a more taxing 100 miles for those who want to go all-out or the distance of your choice at My Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle. (If you are under 18, please check age restrictions below for the 19, 46 and 100-mile events.)
Riders of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in My Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, which can be any distance and should suit your skills and the type of wheels you have – whether it’s 20 times round the block on your roller skates or a lap of the local park on your scooter.
No bike? No problem. You can do My FreeCycle on anything with non-motorised wheels: scooter, skateboard, balance bike, wheelchair, unicycle or scooter, the choice is yours. Have fun and set your own challenge by choosing the My Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle option when you register. Just remember that you will need to move a minimum of 1 km for the app to track you, record your achievement and generate your personalised My Prudential RideLondon certificate.
Check out the My Prudential RideLondon website for more ideas and inspiration, as well as advice on staying safe and cycling responsibly on the road.
Once you’ve registered and chosen your challenge you’ll be able to set up your fundraising page so you can let people know what you’re doing, what charity you’re supporting and how they can sponsor you – and encourage them to take part too!
You can set up a JustGiving page here or use the the RideLondon official fundraising partner Virgin Money Giving –it’s 100 per cent not for profit, so more money goes directly to Beaumond House. You can also spread the word on social media by using the hashtag #MyPRL whenever you post about the event.
Set your wheels in motion and complete your challenge over the weekend of 15 and 16 August! Once you’ve finished and your challenge has been tracked by the app, you’ll be able to download and print your personalised finisher certificate. You can also use the RideLondon selfie frames to create your own finisher photographs in the spectacular setting of The Mall, the finish of Prudential RideLondon.
Your family and friends can track your progress on your challenge in real time by following you on the app. It will show your position on the actual Prudential RideLondon course as if you were riding on the roads of London and Surrey. Be part of the world’s biggest festival of cycling.