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RideLondon takes place from 27 to 29 May 2022. Find out more about the 100-mile ride!
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The London Marathon Charitable Trust

About The London Marathon Charitable Trust

The London Marathon Charitable Trust (LMCT) is on a mission to Inspire Activity by funding projects that help people of all backgrounds and abilities to be physically active. Since its founding in 1981, LMCT has awarded more than £95 million to more than 1,500 projects that Inspire Activity across communities, helping millions of people to improve their wellbeing through physical activity.  

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Supporting cycling

From archery to Zumba, LMCT funds a range of activities and over the years has given more than £10.5 million to projects that encourage people to get cycling. These include:

  • Expanding the number of groups run by Cycle Sisters to inspire and enable more Muslim women to cycle, with LMCT funding helping 249 Muslim women to take part in their activities. 70 riders from Cycle Sisters will take part in the RideLondon-Essex challenge rides in 2022!
  • Inclusive cycling projects run by Bikeworks and Wheels for Wellbeing, which have helped more than 1,000 people with disabilities to participate in cycling within the past 12 months. Both organisations will be running activities at Festival Zone 3 at RideLondon FreeCycle.
  • Transport for London’s Walking and Cycling Grants and Transport for Greater Manchester’s Cycle and Stride for Active Lives initiatives, which collectively inspire 80,000 people across London and Manchester to engage in active travel and cycling opportunities.


LMCT is the parent charity of London Marathon Events (LME) and funds core areas where LME organises mass participation sporting events, including RideLondon. From 2013 to 2019, RideLondon partnered with Surrey County Council to host the event and LMCT awarded nearly £5 million to projects in Surrey during this time. These projects include:

  • Creating a new Inclusive Sports Facility at YMCA East Surrey so people with disabilities have more opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities.
  • Providing inclusive rowing facilities for the local community in Staines by funding a new, accessible boat house for Staines Boat Club.
  • Helping residents in the village of East Clandon, located on the previous RideLondon-Surrey route, participate in tennis by refurbishing the village’s tennis courts.

To find out more about the brilliant work of LMCT, visit lmct.org.uk and follow @LMCT on Twitter.

Who are The London Marathon Charitable Trust?

One of the London Marathon Charitable Trust grantees

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