My Prudential RideLondon
Event Date: 15th/16th of August 2020
Target: Your Choice
Event location: Virtual
Fundraising Target: £100
(In this time of crisis, do not worry if you do not reach your target in full - get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to Ride in one of our Nerve Tumours UK vests)
Get on your bike – or scooter, skateboard, trike, balance bike, tandem, penny farthing, unicycle, roller skates – support Nerve Tumours UK and the 26,500 affected with NF in the UK alone
While the Covid-19 pandemic means the official Prudential Ride festival can’t go ahead as planned this year, we want to keep the wheels moving and celebrate the event weekend by encouraging even more people to get on their bikes and explore new ways of travelling and exercising in a socially distanced world – and help save the UK’s charities in the process. Nerve Tumours UK is one of them and as you know we are dependent on your fundraising efforts as we are solely dependent on public donations.
How it works
My Prudential RideLondon is free to enter – all you need to do is follow some simple steps to personalise your experience.
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. Tracking information will be used to produce the individual certificate unique to the participant
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.
Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in partnership with Surrey County Council.
Over seven years it has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to take up cycling or cycle more often and has raised more than £77 million for thousands of charities.
The eighth edition was due to take place on the weekend of 15 and 16 August 2020 and feature four mass participation events: the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19, 46 and 100 sportives, plus Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle: the free event that invites cyclists of all ages and abilities to pedal round eight miles of traffic-free roads in central London. Due to the crisis this has been cancelled, but why not cycle non the less, get on the road, have a fun weekend and support Nerve Tumours UK.
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! We recommend using our official fundraising partner Virgin Money Giving – it’s 100 per cent not for profit, so more money goes directly to your chosen charity. 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 our selfie frames to create your own finisher photographs in the spectacular setting of The Mall, the finish of Prudential RideLondon.
Encourage your family and friends to take part too and help save the UK’s charities.
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!
Get event updates, locate points of interest, receive notifications when riders you are tracking reach each timing point on the virtual Prudential RideLondon route and keep up with their progress as the day unfolds.
Once you have enabled GPS tracking, your friends and family will be able to track you using the official app. To track a rider, simply search for and add participants in the Tracking section of the app. Click the ‘plus’ symbol next to their name to add them to your tracked riders. You can use the app to track up to 30 riders.
If you are riding to raise money for a charity, there’s also a Donate button that allows your supporters to donate directly from the app to your cause.
And, once you’ve completed your challenge, you’ll be able to unlock selfie screens within the app so you can create fun photos of your day to share with family and friends and on social media, as well as download your all-important finisher’s certificate and details of your route!
- All rides must be completed on 15 and 16 August 2020
- The My Prudential RideLondon event is not held on closed roads
- Participants need to observe the Highway Code and the current Government guidance on social distancing during the event
- Helmets are a requirement to take part in the events
- The My Prudential RideLondon App requires the participant to enable GPS to track their ride
- The event should be approached as a leisure or training ride; this not a race
- Riders are responsible for the roadworthiness of their cycles and all other equipment including lights if necessary