Prudential RideLondon is one of the world’s greatest festivals of cycling.  It has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to take up cycling or cycle more often and has raised more than £14,900 for Longfield in the years we have taken part. Sadly due to Covid we can't all ride together on the roads of London and Surrey this summer.

Building on the success of The 2.6 Challenge – created following the postponement of the London Marathon – which raised nearly £20,000 for Longfield, we'd love to keep the wheels moving and celebrate the Prudential RideLondon weekend on 15th and 16th August. We’re encouraging you to get on your bike and explore new ways of travelling and exercising in a socially distanced world, as well as helping to raise money for Longfield in the process.

My Prudential RideLondon is your chance to get on your bike – or scooter, skateboard, trike, tandem, penny farthing, roller skates, unicycle – and take part in the world’s greatest festival of cycling, wherever you live and with whoever you like – family, friends or by yourself, over the original festival weekend to raise much-needed funds for the hospice.

How it works

My Prudential RideLondon is free to enter – all you need to do is follow some simple steps to personalise your experience.

Register

Visit myridelondon.co.uk to register and choose your distance. Just before the event weekend of 15th and 16th August, you’ll be able to download the My Prudential RideLondon app – from here you can track and log your ride.

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. 

Whilst some of the longer distances are for over 18s only, 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 1km for the app to track you, record your achievement and generate your personalised My Prudential RideLondon certificate.

Check out the My Prudential RideLondon website for more ideas and inspiration, as well as advice on staying safe and cycling responsibly on the road.

Fundraise or just donate to Longfield today

Once you’ve registered you will be sent a confirmation email.  Please keep these details safe as they include the details you'll need to track yourself on the ride and use the events GPS system if you'd like to. 

At this point you'll be sent a link to the challenge where you will be be able to set up your fundraising page through Virgin Giving for Longfield by searching for us from their list of charities. We recommend using the official fundraising partner Virgin Money Giving – it’s 100 per cent not for profit, so more money goes directly to Longfield. You can also spread the word on social media by using the hashtag #MyPRL #longfieldcare whenever you post about the event.

Don't want to fundraise, choose to donate to Longfield today instead

If you have already taken part in some of our virtual events or have asked your friends and family to sponsor you recently, you can choose to make a 'one-off' donation to Longfield using our donate button below. That way you can still take part but you won't have to worry about gaining any sponsorship. Please make sure that you let us know that your donation is for My Prudential RideLondon in the comments box on our donation page, that way we will know that you have donated and are taking part.   

Donate 

Please also remember to sign up to MyrideLondon to benefit from their great ideas and join thousands of others in celebrating all things wheeled whilst raising money for your favourite charity!

Participate

Set your wheels in motion and complete your challenge over the weekend of 15th and 16th 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.  

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.

My Prudential RideLondon. Register now to help to raise money for Longfield at myridelondon.co.uk