Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Take on RideLondon 2020 for Meningitis Now

Andy Hopkinson | 22nd August 2019

We’d like to invite keen cyclists to saddle up for next year’s RideLondon-Surrey 100 challenge and help us beat meningitis

Take on RideLondon-Surrey 100 for Meningitis Now

Starting in Queen Elizabeth Park, the 100-mile route combines traffic-free roads, winding country lanes and leg-testing climbs. It also passes some of London’s most famous landmarks and Surrey’s most spectacular countryside, providing an unforgettable experience for amateur and professional cyclist alike.

We have 33 guaranteed places in the iconic event and would love to have you on the team. It takes place on Sunday 16 August 2020, so you’ve plenty of time to get ready. Registration is just £9.99 with a fundraising pledge of £450.

Huge welcome guaranteed

Our cyclists receive a personalised technical cycling jersey, training plans and fundraising tips, and a huge welcome at our post-race reception, where drinks, snacks, a shower and a massage all await.

Here’s what our cyclists this year had to say about the event:

“Thank you for the hot shower, drinks, sandwiches and all the smiles I was greeted with at the after-party. Hope to be back again for Team Tangerine next year.” Fraser, 2019 RideLondon cyclist.

“What a day… set off at 7:54 and finished 6:24hrs later. Really enjoyed the weekend having travelled from north Wales. The route was different as some of the so-called hills were just small pimples compared to hills up here. But I did really enjoy it and I can’t wait to get back to work to collect the remaining sponsorship money. Cheers for the experience and hopefully be back next year to smash my time.” Jim, 2019 RideLondon cyclist.

“After a 7.5 hour drive home I am still buzzing from what was an amazing weekend. I managed the ride in under five hours, which was a lot quicker than expected. Thank you to Kirsty and the Meningitis Team for all your hard work.” Paul, 2019 RideLondon cyclist.

The important stuff

The important part of course is that by cycling for us you’ll be helping to fight meningitis and moving us ever closer to our vision of a future where no one in the UK dies from the disease and everyone affected gets the support they need. 

Sadly, meningitis and septicaemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK and kill more under-5s than any other infectious disease. Help us fight back on all fronts by funding research to eradicate the disease, raising awareness and supporting those affected.

Find out more on our RideLondon-Surrey 100 page.

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