A massive 4000 cyclists have taken part in nighttime 100km charity bikeride. While the capital slept they collectively raised over £2.5 million in one nightfor hundreds of charities. The annual Nightrider London moonlit cycle challenge took place yesterday and was bigger than ever before.
Cyclistsset off from Alexandra Palace or Crystal Palace and followed a 100km route pastdozens of London’s most famous streets and iconic landmarks.
Highlights included a deserted City of London, the bright lights of Canary Wharf, dawn over the Houses of Parliament and panoramic moonlit views from Alexandra Palace.
Nightrider was organised by leading charitytour operator Classic Tours in partnership with Capital FM and Virgin MoneyGiving
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is backing the scheme.
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