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RideLondon-Essex 100 2024

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Ford RideLondon Essex 100

Sunday 26 May

Join #TeamAction for the World’s Greatest Festival of Cycling

The Ford RideLondon-Essex 100 is a unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighbouring Essex.

Established in 2013 as an Olympic legacy event from the London 2012 Games, in addition to the 100-mile challenge, the 2024 Ford RideLondon will feature shorter, family-oriented rides on traffic-free roads, as well as an exciting new three-day UCI Women’s World Tour, for a sensational celebration of cycling!

Take part in the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100 with a charity place from Action Medical Research to experience the perfect mix of London landmarks, picturesque countryside and challenging hills on this year's route

Key Information


  • Event Date: Sunday 26 May 2024
  • Registration: £50
  • Fundraising: £400
  • Or, one off Self Payment and no fundraising: £375
ridelondon route map

the route

The iconic Ford RideLondon-Essex 100-mile challenge is one of the UK’s most famous rides and gives riders a unique opportunity to cycle on traffic-free roads through some of the most famous streets of London and the picturesque villages and countryside of neighbouring Essex.

Starting in central London riders head out into the Essex countryside before making their way back to the capital for a spectacular finish on Tower Bridge.

The full route for this year’s event will be published in due course, but what is certain is that it will be accessible for riders with a wide range of cycling abilities – making it the most inclusive Ford RideLondon yet!

Two riders holding their bikes in the air celebrating completing the ride in front of a arch of Tower Bridge

two ways to pay

Variety is the spice of life!

That's why we offer two different payment options when you purchase a charity place in the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100 bike ride with Action Medical Research.

  1. Fundraising: Pay a registration fee of £50 and fundraise a minimum of £400 to fund vital medical research.
  2. Self-funded: Pay a flat fee of £375, and raise as much as you can.
group of riders


Riding with others?

Get in touch to enquire about bulk buying places to ride with friends, family, and work colleagues.

Receive FREE registration when buying 5 or more places! Simply email the Events Team for your complimentary code to register.

Event Includes

  • Closed roads
  • Finish on Tower Bridge
  • Finishers medal
  • Action jersey (conditions apply)
  • FREE RIDE Series entry
  • Welfare and mechanical support
  • Event app
  • Rider pack
  • Dedicated event manager
rider on tower bridge

Why ride for action?

Join Team Action and you'll get: 

  • FREE Action cycling jersey - if you have raised/paid over £200 by 31 March 2024
  • FREE place on one of our RIDE Series sportive events
  • Access to an online community so you can chat with other #TeamAction cyclists
  • Newsletters with handy fundraising hints, tips and event info
Alice with her mum

Ride for children like Alice

Alice, who was born prematurely at 32 weeks, faces a lifetime of challenges because her ability to move is severely impaired by cerebral palsy.

By taking part in the RideLondon-Essex 100, and fundraising for Action, you can help fund vital research into cerebral palsy that might one day provide answers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How fit do I need to be?

You’ll need to be prepared for this ride. It’s a tough challenge requiring a good level of fitness, stamina and hours in the saddle as you cover 100 miles in one day. However, it should be achievable for most people with adequate training.

Will there be a cut off finish time?

All riders have eight and a half hours to complete their ride. The organisers expect all participants to have finished by 18:00.

Where does the event start and finish?

The 2024 Ford RideLondon-Essex 100 route will be announced in due course, but you can take a look at the 2023 route above.

Will there be food & drink available along the route?

The organisers provide free sports drinks & bars for participants at the rider hubs at 50 miles and 75 miles. There is also an opportunity to buy hot and cold food and drinks from local vendors. 

What time does Ride London Start?

Participants will be notified by the event organiser of start times by email approximately 3 weeks before the event day. 

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