Manchester to London
Challenge

 Date: Sunday 22 June 2025

 Set off time: from 5.00am

 Start-line: Rapha Manchester Club House

 Finish Line: Rapha HQ in Archway

 Distance: 220 miles

 Fundraising target: £1,000

 Entry fee: £140

 Number of tickets: 160

Manchester to London Challenge

This promises to be your most memorable and most challenging ride of 2025.

On Sunday 22 June 2025 the Manchester to London cycle ride will see riders take on 220 miles in a single day. Led by Simon Mottram, founder of Rapha Cycling, M2L starts at dawn in Manchester, passing through the Peak District, Midlands, and Chilterns before finishing as the sun sets in London.

Over the last ten years M2L riders have raised nearly £2 million for Ambitious about Autism, the national charity supporting autistic children and young people. Join us in standing with autistic children and young people whilst exploring this beautiful route through the heart of England. 

Up for the challenge? Sign up today. 

Win £250

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

What is included in my registration fee?

  • Your place in the ride
  • Exclusive Rapha kit, including M2L jersey
  • Bespoke M2L finisher badge
  • On-bike nutrition from Velofote
  • Registration pasta party the evening before the ride
  • Four catered feed stops enroute
  • Rider GPS tracker
  • Lead up support including training rides, info evenings and team calls

Veloforte & Vittoria

Event Partners

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

About our charity

Our journey started in 1997 when a group of parents set up TreeHouse School. At a time when autistic children 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 a college that focus on improving the quality of life of learners to enable them to learn, thrive and achieve.

Fees and Offers

Standard entry is £140,
including a bespoke Rapha jersey and four feed stations on route.

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

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