The 2014 London Bikeathon is taking place on August 31 promising 7,000 cyclists, three routes and one great charity challenge.
The event is the UK’s largest charity bike ride in aid of the blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Riders can use any type of bicycle as long as it’s roadworthy and can take on either the 100 mile route, 52 miles or 26 miles.
The London Bikeathon is not a race so participants can pedal at whatever pace they are comfortable with. There are also water stations on all three routes.
The organisers say: "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 and 100 mile routes 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.
Everyone who takes part is asked to aim for at least £100 of sponsorship, with the average raised last year being £215 per person and generating an amazing £830,000 to help beat blood cancer.
To find out more and to sign up for the challenge go to the official Bikeathon website.