Cycle through London at night!

In February we let you know about the Lymphoma Associations Coast to Coast charity ride, taking place in June this year. Now, for those of you who have caught the charity bike ride bug or are looking for a ride that is that little bit different, the Lymphoma Association is challenging cyclists to take part in the London Nightrider on 11 June 2011.

The event, organised by Classic tours, will help raise funds for the Lymphoma Association and increase awareness about lymphoma, the UK’s fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer.

Ian Leech, who took part in the Nightrider last year and is a trust fundraiser for the Association, says: “The Nightrider is a fantastic event. It’s more than a cycle ride; it’s an experience that lets you see the capital city in a completely new light. Cycling over Tower Bridge at 1.30am and then back over Waterloo Bridge as the sun rose are memories that will stay with me forever and I would encourage anyone wanting something a little different to sign up!”

The nightrider takes place on Saturday, 11 June. Participants will cycle through the night, arriving at Crystal Palace just in time for a well-earned breakfast. This challenging course will see riders face several steep uphill climbs and calls for cyclists with roadworthy bikes and helmets.

Starting at Crystal Palace in south east London, participants will set off on the 100km circular ride at around 11pm. The route is fully sign-posted, so you can cycle at your own pace. Along the way you will take in around 50 of London’s most famous streets and landmarks, including the Tower of London, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace.

The registration fee is £25 per person plus £105 cost of entry, which includes insurance, snacks and water stops en route and event support during the ride.

As a sponsored event, we also ask all participants to raise money in support of the Lymphoma Association.

Please contact the fundraising team for an information pack 01296 619419 or email


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