Nightrider Liverpool 2018

speed icon Cycling   distance icon 100km, 50km


Saturday, July 14 2018

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Liverpool Pier Head

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About this event

Nightrider is gearing up to showcase Liverpool's famous landmarks and legendary musical heritage during a special year for the city. #Liverpool2018 is putting the city on the world stage by hosting a year-long series of events to celebrate a decade since it was chosen as the European Capital of Culture. The charity night ride returns for the third time on 14 / 15 July 2018 by popular demand. Nightrider is different to many other fundraising events: it's not timed, it's not a race and everyone taking part can support any charity. Together participants are aiming to raise £140,000 in one night. Many local causes will benefit including Alder Hey Children's Charity, Claire House Children's Hospice and Wirral Mencap, as well as national organisations like Alzheimer's Society and British Heart Foundation. Nightrider places are still available, but the event is expected to be a sell-out. Nightrider is a route of two halves: the Wirral loop and the Liverpool loop. There are two distances to choose from - 50km (choose the Wirral loop or the Liverpool loop) or 100km (both loops) - so there is something for everyone, from novice riders to more experienced cyclists. The event starts at Pier Head and sets off through the Mersey Tunnel, which is closed to other traffic, to the scenic Wirral Peninsula. Highlights include the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, West Kirby and Port Sunlight, with spectacular views across the Mersey to the city's iconic skyline. The Liverpool Loop 2 takes in more renowned sights - Albert Docks, Echo Arena, Empire Theatre, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Aintree Racecourse, Knotty Ash, Anfield Stadium and Goodison Park - as well as many hidden gems. Nightrider offers the chance to have fun, get active and enjoy a Saturday night out with a difference, while doing something positive. The event is popular with friends and family, plus there are corporate packages available so it's an ideal team building event for companies. Colin Flinn took part in Liverpool Nightrider 2017 for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. He said: "Excellent route with friendly organisers and participants, and plenty to see (in the dark!) to help while away the miles." Nightrider is organised by leading charity tour operator Classic Challenge. Each loop is clearly sign-posted so that Nightriders can cycle at their own pace. There are break stops every 25km plus medical support and mechanical backup are provided throughout the night. Everyone receives a well-earned breakfast and medal at the finish line. The event is supported by Cycle Republic (mechanical partner) and Virgin Money Giving (official fundraising partner). Nightrider events will also be taking place in London and Glasgow in 2018. The challenge is open to anyone aged 18+ of average fitness who is prepared to train beforehand. There are two ways to take part: Charity Place - Pay £39 registration fee then raise £175* minimum sponsorship for a Nightrider charity partner (*exact amount set by each charity). Own Place - Pay £99 full event cost then raise as much sponsorship money as possible for any charity. For more information and to sign up visit