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We are sorry to share that after considerable deliberation we have decided to postpone the 2021 Garmin Ride Out which was due to take place on Friday 8 October.

Safety and ride wellbeing is of utmost importance to Garmin and Action Medical Research. The ongoing situation regarding the availability of fuel, particularly in the South and South East of the UK, has created a risk to the safe running of the event. The provision of support vehicles such as ambulances, mechanics and other vehicles needs to be guaranteed, and with the lack of fuel, we are faced with the prospect of not being able to use these vital vehicles. We have been in touch with all riders who were due to take part. 

take on the ride in

It’s not too late for you to join us on an incredible Zwift ride, led by Garmin pro-cyclist Simon Carr from team EF Education–Nippo.

Join hundreds of others from the comfort of your static bike and all to support Action Medical Research’s vital research, helping to change and save the lives of children and babies.

Ride In on Zwift, riding alongside Simon Carr as he rides on his Tacx NEO 2T, whilst chatting with competitors online. Those who log a one hour ride on Garmin Connect will be eligible for a Garmin Ride In Badge (UK & IRE only).

You can also take part in the Action Medical Research raffle and be in with the chance of winning some amazing Garmin prizes. By entering here.

cyclists on indoor and outdoor bikes


Thursday - 7 October 

  • 18:00 - Ride In – Join Garmin pro-cyclist Simon Carr from team EF Education–Nippo for an hour's indoor ride on Zwift.
  • Receive the Garmin Ride In badge for participating.

Key Information

Date:  Thursday 7 October

Location: Wherever you like!

Duration: One hour

Price: FREE 

Ride Out Raffle Tickets

We're selling raffle tickets for our online raffle where you could be in with a chance of winning some awesome goodies.

You could be in with a chance of winning some awesome Garmin goodies. Thanks to Garmin for donating prizes for this raffle and supporting Action Medical Research, helping us raise money to fund life-saving research for children and babies now and in the future. Prizes include a Tacx FLUX S Smart Trainer, Garmin Rally™ Power pedals and Forerunner® 745 amongst many others.

Raffle prizes

Examples of raffles prizes from Garmin Ride 2020

  • Tacx FLUX S Smart Trainer
  • Edge 1030 Plus 
  • Edge 130 Plus  
  • Varia RTL515 
  • Fenix 6 Pro Solar 
  • Signed Madison Genesis 2019 Jersey
  • Primal socks 
  • Team Ineos Cycling Jersey
  • Signed Movistar 2019 Jersey
  • Le Col Sport Jersey and Sport Bib Shorts

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Ian on his running tricycle

Ian's Story

Nine-year-old Ian is a happy child who loves trying out new sports: “He’ll give anything a go,’ says mum Sheena, “He has a real ‘can do’ attitude”.

But with cerebral palsy affecting one side of his body, Ian faces difficulties with his muscle strength, stiffness, coordination and balance.

In August 2019 Sheena came across RaceRunning, an innovative sport for people with impaired balance that involves using a custom-built tricycle without pedals.

Ian enjoys regular coaching sessions at Active East Lothian sports club, through a pilot study made possible with Action funding. His potential as an athlete is already shining through, Sheena notes proudly, and his sporting future looks exciting.

Ian has really taken to it and he loves to compete

Sheena, Ian's mum
cyclist going through finish line

Road or Gravel?

​​​​​​That's right, in 2022 we’re not only bringing you a new 50-mile road route but also a brand new 30-mile gravel route! Which will you choose?

Starting from the beautiful St. Giles House in Wimborne St Giles, East Dorset, near the New Forest, both routes offer some of the most scenic cycling experiences in the country, with a stunning blend of forest roads, quaint villages, tree-lined bends and far-reaching views.

yanto barker

star studded show

We're delighted to be joined again by stars of the pro cycling world who will give talks to riders throughout the day.

In 2021 the day was to be fronted by a very special host, former pro turned owner of cycling apparel brand, Le Col, as well as a dear friend to Action, Yanto Barker.  

Joining him were Jessica Roberts, from Team BikeExchange, Leonardo Basso from INEOS Grenadiers, Gabriel Cullaigh from Movistar Team, Matt Rowe and David Miller, along with other pro riders to be announced.

route maps 2022

Get ready to ride and download your route now

Road -  
Gravel - 



garmin jersey design

garmin rideout jersey 2021

Every registered rider will receive an exclusive bespoke Garmin Rideout cycling jersey for road riders, or a technical shirt for gravel riders. 

This is a highly sought-after bit of kit, so register now to claim yours and be the envy of your ride buddies!

2022 shirt coming soon!


what's included in the rideout

Aside from an amazing day in the saddle, rubbing shoulders with the stars of cycling, and a Garmin jersey or shirt, all participants will receive some other perks like the ones on offer below in 2021:

  • Wood-fire pizza for lunch, courtesy of the The Super Brothers - offering vegan and veggie options!
  • FREE warm down yoga session with Faye Dewitt
  • Complimentary iced Coffee from Jimmy's to quench your thirst after the ride, and
  • Non-alcoholic, low-sugar beer from Lucky Saint, weighing in at just 53 calories!
  • Breakfast refreshments to get your day started - yummy.

Rider Manuel

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?

​​​​​​The Garmin Virtual Ride In is on Thursday 7th October 2021.

Where is the event?

​​​​​​You can take part in an indoor Ride In on Zwift on Thursday 7th October 

What if I don’t have Zwift but want to Ride In?

​​​​​No problem! As long as you complete a one hour indoor ride and log it on Garmin Connect in the UK between 5pm GMT and 8pm GMT on the 7th October, you’ll receive your Garmin Badge. Do make sure it’s the full hour, as anything under this won’t be eligible for the Badge.

How do I use Zwift?

If you do not already use Zwift, you can register for a free 7 day trail and sign up to the Garmin Ride In event here.


Is there an age limit?

We advise you are over 18 to take part.

How do I share on social media?

We’d love you to show us how your challenge is going, use #GARMINRIDEOUT in your social posts, or tag @garminuk @actionevents or @actionmedres.

How do I get my Garmin Connect Badge?

​​​​​​Simply log your ride with your Garmin device or Garmin Connect app during the times outlined to receive your badge.  ​​​​​

Ride In - Any indoor rides in the UK and Ireland that lasts an hour during the allotted timeframe (7th October, 5pm- 8pm GMT) earn the badge. If you drop at 59 minutes you won’t receive your badge. 

Ride Out - Ride 50 miles – Join us at St. Giles House and log your ride to earn the exclusive Garmin Ride Out Badge.

Unfortunately this is a UK and Ireland territory only badge, so you'll only receive it if you are connected in the UK and Ireland.​​​​​​​

Do I have to fundraise?

No but we do encourage you to raise money to help our vital research. We’ll be here every step of the way to support you with ideas to reach your target you might set yourself.

Is there a minimum fundraising amount?

No, you can set your target if you choose to fundraise.

How can I collect sponsorship?

The best way if for you to share a link to your fundraising page as everything will be processed online and you won’t need to do anything more. However you can also pay in any offline fundraising to us after the event (see below)

How do I pay in my offline fundraising?

  • By card over the phone by calling 01403 324 444
  • send a cheque payable to Action Medical Research, please also enclose a note with your name and send to: Action Medical Research: 60,000 Reasons, Vincent House, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2DP

Get in touch

The Action Events team are here to help, feel free to get in touch. You can email or give the team a call on 01403 327444

Where can I see the routes?

The routes can be uploaded onto your device from here - 

Road -

Gravel -

Is there parking?

Yes there is plenty of free parking on site.

Will there be any refreshments available in the morning?

Yes, yummy breakfast food and drink will be available and is included.