IS THIS A CLOSED ROAD EVENT?
Much as we’d like it to be, this is NOT a closed road event. This is because the cost implications of closing the roads would drastically reduce the amount we’d be able to raise, which would in turn mean we can make less of a difference to the lives of blood cancer patients.
We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that the ride is smooth as possible. There will be signs posted along all the routes and marshals at several positions along the way to point you in the right direction and alert you to any hazards.
We can’t promise there won’t be any traffic but we’ve done all we can to make this year’s routes as safe as possible. With this in mind, we ask that you wear a helmet at all times and abide by the rules of the Highway Code.
CAN I CHANGE MY ROUTE?
Participants can change their route right up until the end of June. However, we recommend that you get in touch with us as soon as you possibly can as being able to switch your route is totally dependent upon there still being spaces available on your new route.
CAN I ENTER A TEAM INTO BIKEATHON?
Yes! We actively encourage team sign up as the more people you have riding with you, the more money you’ll raise to help us beat blood cancer! You can enter up to 20 riders online. If you want to register more than this, contact Sophie Hedges at: email@example.com and she will provide an easy to use spreadsheet for you to enter your team.
I AM NOW UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN LONDON BIKEATHON. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
It will be a shame not to see you at Bikeathon but we understand that things happen beyond your control which mean you have to pull out. However, if you aren’t able to make it for any reason, please contact us with your details as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we are only able to refund entry fees for the first seven days after purchase. After that we are unable to process any refunds. However, we do offer a transfer service free of charge – so if you know someone who is willing to ride in your place then do let us know!
Please note that all transfers must take place before the end of June and that the rider number issued for transfers may be different from the original number.
HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE TO DO LONDON BIKEATHON?
London Bikeathon is not a race so you can pedal at whatever pace is comfortable for you. There are also water stations on both routes where you’ll have a chance to catch your breath and rehydrate. That said, we do recommend that you do something in the way of training for both routes.
For the 26 mile route we recommend that you go out for a few rides in the weeks building up to the Bikeathon, especially if you’re not used to riding a bike. For the longer 52 mile route we do recommend that you do some structured training to ensure that you’re fully prepared and in a position to make the most out of the event. Check out our cycling training guide and 10 week training plan for tips and advice on how to get started.
WHAT SORT OF BIKE CAN I USE?
You can use any type of bicycle as long as it’s roadworthy – over the years we’ve had entrants taking part on Bromptons and even tandems!
It’s also worth getting your bike checked out and serviced by your local bike shop to make sure it’s in the best condition possible ahead of the event. Check out our bike guide for further information.
Sadly, there’s no option to hire a bike on the day so please don’t turn up without one!
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7504 2200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org