Trio of female cyclists
  • Cycling

  • Battle Back Centre, Shropshire and RMA Sandhurst, South Downs

  • £32

Register your interest in our 2023 Poppy Ride events to ride with veterans in your choice of locations, Shropshire or the South Downs.

Cycle through the picturesque countryside in brand new routes. 

First-time event riders or sportive enthusiasts can enjoy routes that wind through the picturesque countryside, providing an opportunity to ride alongside veterans. This really is a ride not to be missed.

Poppy Ride 2023

Register your interest in our Poppy Ride events. We'll be in touch when Poppy Ride launches for 2023.
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Your choice of locations

Poppy Ride Shropshire

Date: 2023 TBC but you can register your details to be contacted when Poppy Ride launches.

Location: Battle Back Centre, Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre, Newport

Entry costs: £32 to secure your place. Raise £300 toward our vital work and you’ll also earn an official RBL cycling jersey to wear with pride on the day.

There'll be three different distance route options:

  • 148km (Elevation 1491m): This is the longest Poppy Ride route which is comparable to the longest day on our iconic Pedal to Paris event. This route heads out into the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a stop at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and will pass the Long Mynd/Carding Mill Valley.
  • 88km (Elevation 694m): An ideal route for both experienced cyclists and those wanting to push themselves on a route which takes in parts of the beautiful Shropshire. This route will pass The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.
  • 35km (Elevation 296m): An almost completely flat route on quiet Shropshire country lanes, an ideal introduction to anyone new to organised road cycling events.

Find out more about the routes (*Routes may be subject to change).

Poppy Ride South Downs

  • Date: 2023 TBC but you can register your details to be contacted when Poppy Ride launches.
  • Location: RMA Sandhurst, Berkshire
  • Entry costs: £32 to secure your place. Raise £300 toward our vital work and you’ll also earn an official RBL cycling jersey to wear with pride on the day.

There'll be three different distance route options:

  • 140km (Elevation 1411m): This is the longest route which is comparable to the longest day on our iconic Pedal to Paris event. Brush past the iconic South Downs Way with breath-taking views of the hills.
  • 85km (Elevation 821m): An ideal route for both experienced cyclists and those wanting to push themselves on a modestly flat route which takes in green forested areas and beautiful country lanes.
  • 40km (Elevation 341m): An almost completely flat route on local countryside lanes, an ideal introduction for first time event riders.

Find out more about the routes (*Routes may be subject to change).

Poppy Ride entry includes:

  • Unique finisher’s medal
  • Timed event, online results available
  • Free on-site parking
  • Your choice of three professionally designed and sign posted routes
  • Medical and mechanical support throughout the ride and a support vehicle
  • Fully stocked feed stations
  • Event village with on-site catering

There will also be an option to ride as a group for those wanting to gain more experience in group riding. Each group will be led by our experienced RBL Ride Captains so you can focus on the challenge ahead.

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Our Covid-19 promise

We promise if we or you have to cancel your place due to official Covid-19 restrictions we’ll transfer your place to another event or offer a refund.
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