About Ford RideLondon
Ford RideLondon, the world’s greatest festival of cycling, was developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies. It was first held in August 2013 and is a legacy event from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
More than 467,000 participants took part in the first seven editions of the event (2013-2019), which inspired more than 140,000 new or lapsed riders to start cycling. Since 2013, more than £80 million has been raised through RideLondon for more than 1,000 charities.
RideLondon could not be held in either 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic, but returned in 2022 with a new format and a new partnership with Essex County Council. In January 2023, we then announced Ford as RideLondon’s new title partner, marking the start of a three-year partnership that built on the success of Ford’s role as presenting partner in 2022.
In May 2023 – marking the 10th anniversary of the event – more than 22,500 riders rode around the traffic-free streets of London and Essex in the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100, 60 and 30 challenges, while a further 50,000 people enjoyed the free, family-friendly Ford RideLondon FreeCycle. In the Ford RideLondon Classique, Charlotte Kool (Team DSM) also topped some of the best riders in the world to seal victory in a nail-biting finish on The Mall.
- A three-day UCI Women’s World Tour race. The first two stages take place in Essex and the final stage is held central London.
- Find full information about the stages, teams, riders and more at Ford RideLondon Classique, or visit our media resources page.
Ford RideLondon-Essex 100, Ford RideLondon-Essex 60 and Ford RideLondon-Essex 30
- More than 20,000 amateur riders take part in these three challenge rides on traffic-free roads in London and Essex. All start in central London and head out towards Essex, with the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100 featuring 65 miles in Essex. The Finish Line of all three rides is at Tower Bridge.
Ford RideLondon FreeCycle
- The free, family-friendly event is held on eight miles of traffic-free roads in central London. The event passes through some of London’s most famous streets and past iconic landmarks. It also features two festival zones at Bank and St Paul’s. See Ford RideLondon FreeCycle for more information and the full route.
Ford RideLondon is organised by London Marathon Events (LME), the organiser of a number of other mass participation events including the TCS London Marathon. Find out more LME here.
London Marathon Events gifts its surplus each year to the London Marathon Foundation. Since 1981, the London Marathon Foundation has awarded grants totalling in excess of £100 million to more than 1,500 projects in London and across the UK. Find out more about the London Marathon Foundation. Find out more about the London Marathon Foundation here.