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RideLondon-Essex 100

29 May 2022

Ridelondon is back!!!

After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the world’s greatest festival of cycling returns in 2022, with a brand-new route, and we’d love you to join #TeamAction for the 100-mile event on Sunday 29 May.

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

Starting at Victoria Embankment, the brand-new route will head out of the capital, through Epping Forest and into Essex before passing through Ongar and a string of picturesque villages before hitting the halfway point at Felsted.

The return will see riders head towards London on the same route as stage three of the 2014 Tour de France, going past Chelmsford and back through Ongar, before an epic finish at Tower Bridge. It will be the first time since RideLondon was created in 2013 that the 100-mile challenge will finish at the capital’s famous landmark.

ridelondon route map
group of women cycling

Key Information

  • Event Date: Sunday 29 May 2022
  • Registration: £30
  • Fundraising: £400
  • Or, one off Self Payment and no fundraising: £350

What's new in 2022?

As well as the 100-mile challenge, RideLondon will feature family-friendly cycle rides on traffic-free roads passing some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks.

Essex will host stages one and two of the new three-day road race, part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, which will be held from 27 to 29 May, and is once again set to attract the world’s best teams and riders.

two ways to pay

Variety is the spice of life, so we offer two different payment options for those wishing to buy a charity place in the ride. There's the traditional fundraising option where we ask for a registration fee of just £30 (saving a whopping £59 than if you went direct), with a minimum fundraising target of £400.

Alternatively, if fundraising isn't for you, choose to self-fund and buy the place for a flat fee of £350.

man cycling

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 2022
  • 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.

Event Includes

  • Ride on the closed roads
  • Action branded cycling jersey
  • Access to a dedicated event manager
  • FREE entry to our RIDE Series
  • Rider pack posted beforehand
  • Free event app
  • Welfare hubs and mechanical support along the route
  • Finish Line at Tower Bridge

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.

How long does it take to complete?

Details to follow...

Where does the event start and finish?

The route will be released by the organisers early next year.

Will you be there to support riders on the day?

Details to follow...

What's the start time?

Details to follow...

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