Nightrider 2019

Nightrider is celebrating its 10th anniversary in London 2019 and we’re inviting you to join the Shivia team for this special cycle challenge! Taking place throughout the night of 8th/9th June 2019, Nightrider is all about having fun, seeing the sights and taking on a personal challenge.

We have decided to do the 100km route around London, although you can choose the 50km route too. Both routes start and finish in the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark (the London 2012 cycle park) and take in some of London’s top sights and famous landmarks including Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the rare chance to cycle along The Mall!

It promises to be a different kind of Saturday night!

Nightrider is not a timed ride and it’s not a sportive. Instead it’s all about having a good time, cycling together (with 2,000 other riders), enjoying the sights, taking photos and helping us to raise funds for our projects in West Bengal.

Full support, back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night by the event organisers, along with a well-earned breakfast roll and medal at the finish.

Sound like the event for you? We’d love you to join the Shivia Nightrider London team on one of our limited charity places.

What next?

You will need to pay a registration fee and we ask to you commit to raising £150 minimum sponsorship for us – the equivalent of 10 life-changing Poultry Toolkits for families living in poverty in West Bengal.

To secure your place in Nightrider 2019 please click below to complete the short registration form and pay your registration fee. You can select which distance you would like to register for. We’ll then be in touch to welcome you to the team and support you on your way.

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The earlier you register for Nightrider, the more you save on your Registration Fee!

  • Register by 31 December 2018 and sign up for just £29
  • Register by 31 March 2019 and sign up for £35
  • Register any time after 1 April and sign up for £45

Any questions?  

Frequently Asked Questions Document



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