About the event
We’re challenging you to cycle 220 miles on Sunday 23 June 2024 to help us stand with autistic children and young people.
Following on from the success of last years' Manchester to London bike ride, we're back with two formats. The live 220 mile ride led by Rapha Founder Simon Mottram and Ambitious 220 Your Way - a virtual event of your choosing.
Veloforte & Vittoria
Register today to take part in Manchester to London or Ambitious Your way
Help us stand with autistic children and young people, champion their rights and create opportunities.
We want to help create a world where autistic children and young people are heard, included and supported. Will you help us?
Info Evenings & Training Rides
Ambitious about Autism is the national charity standing with autistic children and young people.
We believe every autistic child and young person has the right to be themselves and realise their ambitions.
We started as one school and have become a movement for change. We champion rights, campaign for change and create opportunities
How we can support you
Digital fundraising pack
You will be given access to a digital fundraising pack, to help with your fundraising efforts.
Dedicated fundraising team
You will get support from our dedicated challenges fundraising team.
You will get team e-newsletters with fundraising advice.
Cheering materials will be available for your family and friends.
Manchester - London cycle ride in action
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which is estimated to affect one in 100 people in the UK. However, it is likely this figure is higher. A recent study of seven million young people found that around one in 57 children in the UK are autistic.
Autism affects the way a person communicates and how they experience the world around them.
It is described as a spectrum condition because while autistic people share certain characteristics, they will be highly individual in their interests, needs and preferences.
Some autistic people live independently, but others may need additional support because of a learning disability or other health needs such as mental health or epilepsy. Autistic children and young people face enormous challenges due to a lack of understanding of their needs. Early intervention and support are critical if autistic children and young people are to be themselves and realise their ambitions.