Got a burning question?
Take a look at our general FAQs below for further information on the challenge.
Are RBL bike rides for me?
Can I join on my own?
Can I join as part of a team?
Are there any age restrictions to participate?
What does the price include?
Our prices are as all-inclusive as possible. All your meals and refreshments during the day of the challenge are included. Accommodation, outward travel from and return travel to the start point is also included.
Dinner on the Friday night before the ferry can be added for an additional £25.
What isn't included in the price?
Have a question regarding health and equipment?
How fit do I have to be?
Anyone with a good level of fitness who commits to training can take part. There are regular stops, and each day has rolling terrain, this ride is targeted at new multi-day riders to intermediate cyclists.
Our training plans will help you on your way to getting the most out of the event. We do advise that anyone registering for the event is able to cycle 160km by the start of the event.
What if I have a medical condition?
What sort of bike do I need?
A standard hybrid or road bike will be sufficient for your needs.
E-bikes are permitted but there is a limited number that can be taken on the ride due to charging facilities. Riders must contact the event organisers to confirm permission to bring an e-bike.
Riders with e-bikes are responsible for their own parts and for bringing their own adapters and charging points. Riders are also responsible for ensuring their bike is fully charged each evening.
What do I need to bring with me for cycling?
Want to find out more about the ride?
How do I follow the route and what is it like?
We will provide route information in advance to help you prepare but you don’t need to know the route as you will cycle with the guidance and support of ride captains and support vehicles.
Day 1 is approx. 104km, day 2 is approx. 166km, day 3 is approx. 80km. The terrain is hilly throughout with a total elevation of 2,600m (1,050m, 1,000m and 550m, respectively). You will be stopping regularly to visit historical sites or for a feed stop.
How much luggage should I bring and how should I transport it?
Do we cycle in a group?
Who organises the event?
What is the accommodation like for the multi-day events?
Will I be sharing a room with someone?
If you would like to share a room with someone specific, we can arrange this.
Participants will be paired up with someone a similar age and gender and a twin share is part of the trip.
If you would like to have your own room, you can request a single supplement at registration or a later date for an additional fee.
What is the food like on the multi-day events?
Need some fundraising support?
What fundraising support will I recieve?
How do I go about raising money online?
Can we fundraise as a team?
Can I Gift Aid my personal donations?
When do I have to submit my sponsorship money?
What happens if unprecedented circumstances mean that the event is postponed?
We follow government guidelines and put the health and safety of our participants, staff and beneficiaries first and foremost. If it is necessary to postpone an event, we will be in touch to offer a choice of transfer or refund.
Please contact 0345 845 1945 if you’d like to know more about all we are doing.