Ride the Change 2023
Ride the Change is back! Cycling from London to Brussels to raise action and awareness around positive climate solutions, and build a community of champions along the way.
1-day to 4-days (dependent on your preference)
Standard price: £95 for 1-day, £295 for 4-days (fully supported, accommodation excluded)
2024 - Event Update
We had a blast delivering Ride the Change in 2021 and 2022. Though we’ve passed on the logistics baton for 2024, we still highly recommend joining a fantastic community ride to raise support for nature and climate – not through cash, but through actions!
The 2024 ride is from London to Brussels, 20th - 23rd April 2024. Intrigued? Learn more here and prepare to saddle up!
2023 - Event Summary
The following details are subject to change, but the current plan is:
Dates: End-Oct, early-Nov - final dates TBC.
Expected riders: 100+-
Distance: Approx 55-60 miles/day on average for 4 days (Total distance: 225 miles +-)
Finish: Westminster, London
Accommodation: Not included, allowing flexibility for you to book your preferred accommodation options.
Goals of the ride:
1. To empower a community of climate champions
By equipping riders with the tools needed to drive substantial changes within their communities and workplaces, through three key elements of the ride:
a. Experiencing first-hand the impact that you can inspire through asking people for support through simple climate action pledges – things like cycling to work, wasting less food, or switching banks.
b. Educating and informing riders about climate projects and solutions across the country, through a series of talks, films, and shared meals each evening of the ride, as well as pit stops on route.
c. Connect all riders to a community of people who share a passion for climate action, building strong relationships through the shared experience of the ride.
2. To influence policy makers in the UK and at COP28
By sharing powerful impact stories, data, and lessons from the ride through targeted PR and social media. Some such policy makers may even join legs of the cycle itself, experiencing the impact and energy firsthand.
*All riders will have their own Do Nation page where they can see their impact and how that contributes to the collective impact of the ride. We'll also organise various evening events, entertainment, talks and project site visits along the way, so you'll arrive in London with an even stronger knowledge of climate action, not just strong legs. This part will be coordinated and organised by Adventure Uncovered, in partnership with event charity partner Possible.
Ride the Change guarantees:
- GPX routes and on-road vehicle support plus some guides, however, the route is self-guided and designed to be off main roads as much as possible
- Support vehicles to carry all your gear (so you can peddle along bag free!)
- Delicious tasty lunches in scenic spots along the route (dry!)
- Evening events, entertainment and project visits along the way
- Smiles on arrival
- Great new friends you haven’t yet met.
Sustainability & Event Footprinting
We partner with Compare your Footprint, a fantastic organisation helping and supporting us to reduce Ride the Change's carbon emissions - find out more about Compare your Footprint here.
Prices & what's included
You can either sign up as an individual or as an organisation or team.
Standard package (individuals): £295 full-trip (or £95/day for day-trippers)
- Daily route plan
- Lunch each day
- Bag transport
- Support vehicle
- Your own personal climate action pledge page
- Ride WhatsApp and Strava groups
- Ride cap and number
- Accommodation recommendations
- Professional photos
- Building an awesome community of climate action heroes.
Corporate 'team' package: £1,000 + £295/rider
Standard package plus:
- Impact report showing impact of climate pledges made in support of your riders
- Business name listed in ride materials and press releases
- Comms pack including ride photos and videos
- And more! Contact us for more information.
"The people were the battery that took this group of cyclists up the country. I found the whole experience re-energising and it gives me hope for the future. We also inspired many many people to think about what they can do too, and that was wonderful to be a part of."
"I feel hugely grateful to have done this cycle with so many exceptional citizens from all walks of life, business and places intent on showing up, going the distance and supporting each other - hats off to you for making this happen!"
Download our 2022 Ride the Change Tour Pack to find out what the ride is all about! (2023 tour pack available soon).
Thank you for downloading the tour pack!
Meet your guides!
Since joining her first Brake the Cycle trip, Shalyn has been hooked on adventuring by bike. Having now converted countless friends and family (and sometimes even strangers) to the joys of biking, Shalyn joins us to lead rides and share her infectious enthusiasm for exploring by bike, opportunistic yoga, sharing good food and camping under the stars. It's also quite possible that Shalyn holds the record for the most puncture-repairs in a calendar year - so we're glad to be in experienced hands.