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Ride participants with disabilities info

Participants with disabilities

We believe that sport and activity should be accessible for all, which is why our dedicated team supports people with a range of disabilities to take part in Ford RideLondon.

If you require assistance with our online entry system or have any questions, please email us and we'll be happy to help.

Take part

You must be 16 or older to take part in the Ford RideLondon-Essex 30-mile and 60-mile distances. If you are 16 or 17, please note you must be entered into the event by an adult aged 18 or older and you must also ride with an adult. You must be 18 or older to take part in Ford RideLondon-Essex 100.

You can use the following wheeled equipment or device:

  • Handbikes
  • Trikes
  • Tandems, including side-by-side tandems
  • E-bikes

You must also wear a helmet.

Please note, skates, inline skates such as rollerblades, skateboards, scooters and wheelchair race chairs may not be used. 

Do you require a support rider?

If you are visually impaired and would like to cycle on a tandem, trike or handbike, you can apply for a free place for your support rider. Please email us outlining your request and the reasons for it.

Want to know more about adapted cycles?

National accessible cycling charity Wheels for All has 28 locations across the country and provides a range of specially adapted cycles. You can find your nearest centre here.

In London, bikeworks offer All-Ability Clubs for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, people with health conditions and carers. You can find more details here.


In South London, Wheels for Wellbeing offer inclusive cycling sessions for disabled people of all ages and impairments. You can find more details here.


Event Day Support


There are RevoLOOtion Mobiloos at the start and finish. The toilet and changing facility is manned and available for disabled participants. These are located at the start, the welfare hub, and at the finish. 

Just Can't Wait Toilet Card

If you have a bladder or bowel condition, a Just Can’t Wait Toilet Card explains you have a medical condition and need urgent access to a toilet. The card issued by the Bladder and Bowel Community can be downloaded here for free. From that page, you can also purchase a plastic card.

Quiet Space

If the crowds and noise are overwhelming and you need a calming and soothing spot, we also provide a quiet space at the welfare hub and finish for neurodivergent participants.

Welfare hub

There will be free sports drinks and bars and opportunities to buy hot and cold food and drinks.