Manchester to London

 Date: Sunday 23 June 2024

 Set off time: 5.00am

 Start-line: Rapha Manchester Club House

 Finish Line: Rapha HQ in Archway

 Distance: 220 miles

 Fundraising target: £1,000

 Entry fee: £120

 Number of tickets: 160

Manchester to London Challenge

Join us on Sunday 23 June 2024 for one of the most challenging and memorable bike rides in the UK. Back for it’s ninth edition, riders will take on a 220-mile ride in a single day, starting at dawn in Manchester, riding down the spine of the country on an awe-inspiring journey through the Peak District, Midlands, and the Chilterns before finishing as the sun sets in the great capital of London.

Simon Mottram, founder of Rapha, will be leading the way as usual, with Ambitious about Autism and Rapha there to help with fundraising and training tips to motivate you all the way to the finish line. Over the years the M2L rides have raised more than £1.3 million for Ambitious about Autism and the ride is such an amazing experience that many riders come back year after year.

Veloforte & Vittoria

Event Partners

About our charity

Our journey started in 1997 when a group of parents set up TreeHouse School. At a time when children with autism faced little or no chance of receiving a full and rewarding education, these parents were determined to change this for their children.

This pioneering approach has evolved over time as we’ve adapted and grown as an organisation. What started with four pupils has grown to become a charity that has supported thousands of autistic children and young people. Today we run schools and colleges that focus on improving the quality of life of pupils and learners to enable them to learn, thrive and achieve.

Ambitious about Autism is a truly remarkable organisation. They have been a huge support to my wife and me and to my son Oscar over many years through Treehouse School and more recently Ambitious College. Their passion, expertise and, perhaps most of all, their sheer ambition makes a vital difference to all the families whose lives they touch and I'm very proud to be one of their ambassadors.

– Simon Mottram, founder of Rapha

What will you receive as part of Team Ambitious?

 You will receive:
  • Pro-fit Rapha cycle jersey
  • rider number
  • route map
  • rider GPS tracker
  • on-bike nutrition
  • training rides and team calls 
  • dedicated Whatsapp group  

Fees and Offers

Standard entry is £120,
including Rapha event jersey.

Student offer.
Students can register for 50% of the entry price and also have a 50% lower fundraising target. Please email

Win £250

The top three fundraisers in 2024 will each receive a Rapha gift voucher worth £250.

Why take part?

By taking part in Manchester to London, you’re raising money and awareness for autism and helping us to be able to stand with autistic children and young people, champion their rights and create opportunities.

Meet some of our riders