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RideLondon-Essex 100

Saddle up and join us for a brand new 100-mile ride!

RideLondon – the world’s greatest festival of cycling – returns on Sunday 29 May 2022, with a new format, exciting new routes and a new partnership with Essex County Council.  

At the heart of this celebration of all things cycling is the RideLondon-Essex 100 challenge – a unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighbouring Essex.  

The event will start on Victoria Embankment and finish to rapturous applause at Tower Bridge, with 65 miles through some of Essex’s most beautiful countryside and villages in between. The full route will be announced in early 2022 – so watch this space for details!

What else is new for RideLondon 2022?

As well as the 100-mile challenge, RideLondon will feature family-friendly cycle rides, again on traffic-free roads, passing some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. If this sounds like something you’d like to experience (and who wouldn’t?), stay tuned for the festival’s full format and routes across London and Essex, which we’ll announce in due course. 

Watch the world’s best cyclists in action

In addition to the two-wheeled challenges for the amateurs among us, Essex will host stages one and two of a new three-day road race, part of the UCI Women’s World Tour which will be held from 27 to 29 May. It’s once again set to attract the world’s best teams and riders.

Brief history of RideLondon 

RideLondon was established by the Mayor of London in 2013 as a legacy event from the London 2012 Olympics, which saw Team GB dominate the medal table in cycling.  

After seven editions, RideLondon has grown to feature 100,000 riders of all ages and abilities enjoying a range of different mass participation challenges, along with road races contested by the world’s best professional riders, all broadcast live on the BBC. 

We couldn’t hold the event in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic – but even that didn’t stop us from raising funds and inspiring activity, as we launched My RideLondon: a virtual event that saw more than 10,000 people sign up for various challenges and help to save the UK’s charities by raising much-needed funds. 

While that was an awesome achievement for everyone involved, we’re delighted RideLondon is back on the road for 2022 with a fresh new look, routes and challenges – and can’t wait to see you there! 

Participant at Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine

Conquer the Classics

If riding 100 miles isn’t enough of a challenge for you, how about combining it with two more of our toughest events? Everyone who runs 26.2 miles at the TCS London Marathon, swims two miles at Swim Serpentine and completes the RideLondon-Essex 100 is entitled to apply for a coveted London Classics medal and earn a prestigious place in our Hall of Fame!