Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are a Edinburgh Night Ride veteran, seasoned cyclist, or complete beginner we are sure you have questions about your upcoming challenge.
Some of the more common questions are answered below and if need any other information feel free to call our friendly team on 01244 676454
Full event backup and support through Global Adventure Challenges, marshalled checkpoints providing complimentary snacks and refreshments, a high-vis vest per rider, support vehicles, mechanical support and a whole lot of fun! Also all participants will receive a medal as a reminder of their achievement.
What’s not included?
A bike, bicycle insurance, cycling helmet, bicycle lights, and travel to and from the event.
I want to register… what do I do now?
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so register as soon as you can! The easiest way is to register online – REGISTER NOW!
What type of person takes part in Edinburgh Night Ride?
People from all walks of life will be taking part – from regular cyclists to complete beginners. Whether you’re looking to take part as a solo rider or a team the one thing everyone will have in common is a great sense of adventure and the desire to support charities close to their hearts.
The minimum age to take part is 18 years old (14-17 year olds can take part if accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Do I need specialist kit?
We will supply you with a kit list of what to bring with you once you register to take part. You will need to bring your own recently serviced bicycle to the event. We recommend road/hybrid bikes for this challenge, but mountain bikes are fine – even better if they are fitted with slick tyres.
Will food and water be available during and after the ride?
There will be a water stop on the ride serving hot and cold drinks, fruit, snack bars, soup and water. You’ll also receive a hot drink and cake after you cross the finish line! We cater for all dietary requirements so long as we know in advance – just fill out the relevant section on your registration form.
What sort of back up is there?
There will be a strong support team with professional Global Adventure Challenges Leaders as well as marshalled checkpoints. There will be mechanical support travelling around the route in support vehicles, and we’ll have First Aid points at various locations.
What happens if I get tired, or need to pull out?
There is a water stop on the ride where you can rest during the challenge, but you can stop and rest whenever you need to. Remember this is not a race!
If you have to pull out of the challenge, you will need to do so at the nearest water stop and inform the event crew.
Are the roads closed?
No, you will be cycling on open roads. The route is fully signposted though, so you can cycle at your own pace but you will need to be confident cycling cycling at night.
Can I join as part of a team?
Absolutely! Round up your friends, family, work colleagues and achieve something great together.
Can I support any charity?
Yes. So long as we receive authorisation that they are happy for you to do so. Edinburgh Night Ride is an ‘Open Challenge’ which means each participant is free to support a charity of their choice.
How do I go about raising the sponsorship?
Once you have registered, you will receive a welcome pack which will include some tried and tested fundraising ideas. Your chosen charity will also issue you with some fundraising hints and tips and they will also be able to provide you with sponsor forms.
Global Adventure Challenges Ltd
Red Hill House