Nightrider is all about having fun. Whether you’re cycling on your own, with your friends, family or work colleagues we can promise you a different kind of Saturday night!  This is not a timed ride and it’s not a sportive but it is all about having a good time and cycling together. Enjoy the sights, take photos, support each other and help us to raise funds.

The ride starts from the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark with a 1 mile lap of the road circuit before heading out towards north London.  You have a choice between a 100km or 50km circular route. Both routes will take you past many of London’s most famous landmarks.  Highlights include Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the rare chance to cycle along The Mall!  Full support, back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night, along with a well-earned breakfast roll and medal at the finish.

Why Nightrider?

  • Enjoy cycling past the many sights of London in this unique charity bike ride at night.

  • The route is fully sign-posted. You can cycle at your own pace and follow the signs. GPS route will also be released.

  • Choice of routes – 50km or 100km

  • Amazing atmosphere with some 2000 cyclists riding together, raising funds.

  • Great event to do with friends or work colleagues. Why not get a team together

Is Nightrider for me?

  • If you’re looking for a different and enjoyable challenge then this is for you!

  • You should be confident in cycling alongside London traffic as London’s roads are busy even at night.   The route is mainly on quieter roads, but it does take in some of London’s lively spots such as Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square, which will be busy with the public and vehicles.

  • This event is not a race and is not timed and we encourage people to cycle responsibly. Most people complete the 100km route in 6-8 hours.

  • You should be prepared to put in some training prior to the event - it is a challenge and you will need to be able to cycle 50km or 100km. 

Sound like the event for you? We’d love you to join the Action Duchenne Nightrider London team on one of our limited Charity Places.

We’ll give you lots of support, help and advice to set you on the way to fundraising success.

Registration fee is £39, we just ask that you commit to raising £250 to help fund research and power our vital work.

Have a read through of the Frequently Asked Question document here if you’d like any more information. 

Full terms and conditions of Nightrider can be found here

Participants will receive

  • T-shirt

  • Training pack & advice 

  • Fundraising pack

  • Fundraising materials

  • Support from our team until the big day and beyond


  • To raise money to find a cure and potential treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • To improve the lives of all living with the condition

Get involved