'The faster we are carried, the less time we have to spare'

The Friday Night Ride to the Coast is now in its ninth year.

We've done over 100 night rides from London to Brighton, Whitstable, Felpham and Southend-on-Sea. We've gone from York to Hull, Cardiff to Swansea and Manchester to Morecambe. We've ridden to John O'Groats and Paris, toured Normandy, and this year we rode from Caen to Bordeaux.

We  set off at midnight and ride through the night at a conversational pace, arriving at the coast in time for breakfast. This is a group ride - we may spread out a little, but every few miles the front of the ride stops and waits for the tail to catch up. 

We stop for coffee and a bite to eat about midway.

Our magnificent Tail End Charlies look after the slower riders and help with mechanicals and punctures. The Wayfinders stand at turns and junctions and point out the road ahead.

The FNRttC is run by The Fridays, a cycling club affiliated to the CTC. Registration for rides is essential and third party insurance is required.

The FNRttC will take time off in 2015. After nine years and 120 night rides it's time for a break. Thankyou, particularly those of you who've helped along the way, for what's been the longest and strangest of trips,

0the FRIDAYS for £15 for twelve months