On Sunday 16th September 2018 the first team ride took place for those signed up to Ride4Life - Valley to Amsterdam, the destination for the 2019 cycling event.

The route, starting from Cyclopark, Tollgate at Gravesend, saw an out and back route of approx. 40 miles to Grain, and the Beach Hut Cafe.

The riders got to meet each other, talk about their motivations for signing up, and get excited about the challenge that lay ahead. Some of the 2017 riders from the Paris event shared their experiences and tips on how to tackle a multi-day event. 

More training rides will be organised throughout the year as new riders sign up, to give the team a chance to get to know each other, provide useful training and share advice.