Ride India 2018
Are you up for the ultimate cycling challenge? Would you like to ride 450km through the sights, sounds, colour and chaos of India? Can you tackle our Ride India 2018 event and help us change children’s lives at the same time?
See India's Golden Triangle and the children you'll help
Then join us for this epic journey and you’ll explore India’s Golden Triangle travelling from Delhi to Agra before cycling to Jaipur, taking in the Taj Mahal and a tiger sanctuary while pedalling through the vibrant towns and villages of Rajasthan.
Each participant will raise vital funds for Railway Children through sponsorship and you’ll be able to see first-hand how that money saves children from a life on the streets with a project visit included in the schedule.
You’ll get to meet the children whose lives we’re changing together and see how our Child Friendly Stations are making the railways safer for the children forced to survive in these dangerous and hostile environments.
The challenge will take place from March 2 to 11, with between five and nine hours of cycling over six days.
Accommodation will be provided in a mix of hotels, luxury tents and even a night in a Maharajah’s palace.
Celebrating the Lion movie partnership
We’ve organised this amazing adventure to celebrate our partnership with Hollywood producers of the Lion movie.
The film tells the heart-breaking true story of little Saroo Brierley who gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles away from his home at the age of five. Railway Children’s association with the movie has helped us raise £200k already.
Now we’re looking for intrepid adventurers to undertake their own epic journey by joining Ride India 2018.
AT A GLANCE:
Day 1: International departure from London
Day 2/3: Arrive Delhi, project visit, travel to Agra, visit Taj Mahal
Day 4: Taj Mahal to Fatephur Sikri (cycling approximately 45kms)
Day 5: Keoladeo Ghana National Park to Karauli (113kms)
Day 6: Karauli to Ranthambore National Park (112kms)
Day 7: Ranthambore National Park Cycle (45kms)
Day 8: Ranthambore National Park to Bhanderej (80kms)
Day 9: Bhanderej to Jaipur (56kms)
Day 10: Fly back from Jaipur to London
We have three funding options available:
1) Pay £375 yourself and raise at least £3,250 for Railway Children
2) Pay £750 yourself and raise £2,485 for us
3) Pay £1,968 yourself and raise a minimum of £1,000
Why ride for Railway Children?
Over the last 22 years we’ve reached more than 300,000 vulnerable children who would otherwise been left to fight for survival on the streets.
We won’t stop fighting for these children and we need your help so we can reach more of them, get to them before an abuser does, and keep them safe. For good.
What you'll get:
- Support. We’re a small charity so every supporter means a lot to us – we’re here to help both before and after the event.
- Equipment. We’ll give you a special jersey to wear with pride and provide the bike for your challenge.
- Fundraising. We have loads of resources to help you reach your sponsorship target.
- Expertise. There’ll be a dedicated challenge leader as well as local cycling guides, mechanics, cooks and drivers for your luggage.