Nightrider

Nightrider
Event Type: Cycling
Date: Glasgow-19/20 May 2018; London-9/10 June 2018; Liverpool-14/15 July 2018
Location: London/Glasgow/Liverpool
Registration Fee: £39
Fundraising Target: £175
Level: Moderate

Registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to hear more about the 2019 event, please email [email protected]

What?

Nightrider is a fantastic way to get together with friends and family or team up with work colleagues to have a Saturday night like no other! The event is not timed and it’s not a race - it’s about having a great night, seeing the sights and raising funds for your chosen charity.  

Where?

Nightrider takes in the most iconic sights of London, Glasgow and Liverpool.

London-The route passes all of London most famous landmarks and some little treasures you may not know about. It really is a unique way to explore the capital city.

Glasgow-Brand new for 2018, Nightrider is coming to Scotland! We are very excited to confirm that Glasgow will be a new Nightrider city.

Liverpool-Linking Liverpool and The Wirral, this circular route is made up of two 50km loops.

About a month prior to the event the GPS of the route and the full map will be released

When?

Glasgow: 19/20 May 2018

London: 9/10 June 2018

Liverpool: 14/15 July 2018

Get your high-viz jackets ready and charge your bike lights.... Nightrider is back for 2018! If you’re looking for a challenge, want a fun night and want to raise funds then this is the event for you!

If you want to take part you should be confident cycling alongside city traffic-the roads are busy, even at night. To take in all the  iconic landmarks in your city of choice it does mean we have to encounter busy areas, with both pedestrians and vehicles. Nightrider is a challenge, however it is not a race and not timed. We encourage everyone to cycle responsibly and with a bit of training you will be fit enought to take part!

Check out the trailer for some inspiration!

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

  • Welcome pack with fundraising help and materials
  • Free cycle top to represent us on the day
  • Detailed training guides and personalised support from our experts 
  • Access to a Facebook group where you can chat to other challengers
  • Support from our dedicated events team to help you smash your fundraising target

Nightrider provide:

  • Fully signposted route
  • GPS file of the route (nearer the event)
  • Break stops every 25km, snacks, water and breakfast (Bacon or veggie sausage and a hot drink)
  • Hi-viz vest (you will receive this on the night of the event)
  • Cycle number & bike number
  • Medal
  • Bicycle mechanics
  • First aid support
  • Security staff, central control number to deal with any problems

How far is nightrider?

In each city there are two distance options - 100km or 50km. You will choose your distance when you register.

Are the roads closed?

No, you will be cycling on open roads. The route is fully signposted. You will follow the signs and you can cycle at your own pace. Please also note there are no marshals en-route. You will need to be confident cycling in traffic.

How fit do I need to be to take part?

Cycling 50km or 100km at night is a challenge and therefore this event is not suitable for beginner cyclists. However if you put in some training you'll be able to get fit enough.  Training advice will be given.  It is your responsibility to be fit enough to participate in Nightrider and to get doctor’s approval if you have any health concerns about safely completing the 50km/100km cycle ride at night.

How long will it take me to cycle nightrider?

The important thing to remember is that this is an urban ride which will involve stops at traffic lights and junctions.  If you are cycling the 100km route you can plan for 6-8 hours.  This accounts for stopping at the breakpoints en-route. If you are on the 50km route you will be 3-4 hours. You must be able to complete the distance in 10 hours.