Dawn Raid South

Event Details

  • 18-06-2017
  • Horse Guards Parade - Portsmouth
  • Registration Fee: £19 - £52
  • Fundraising Target: £1 a mile - £150
  • You will have until 1 August 2017 to reach your fundraising target.

2017 will see the return of our hugely popular southern Dawn Raid charity bike ride. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or a relaxed rider, this exciting one-day challenge has something for all abilities.

So what makes Dawn Raid unique?

  • Chase the sunrise and choose a distance that suits you
  • 100 mile ride: London to Portsmouth, setting off from Horse Guards Parade at 03:00 before conquering the breathtaking Box Hill
  • 50 mile ride: Aldershot to Portsmouth, setting off from the home of the British Army at 09:00 and cycling down the runway at RAF Odiham
  • DIY ride: Thinking of riding your own route?  Now you can – perfect for putting a team of family and friends together of mixed abilities
  • Enjoy our family fun day after you’ve crossed the finish line at Southsea Common, Portsmouth
  • Cycle with wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women – the very people you’ll be raising money to help

Whats included in the registration fee?

  • Full support crew; including medical and mechanical provision
  • Fully sign posted route
  • Several water stations
  • Food at the start and finish 
  • A Dawn Raid 2017 souvenir t-shirt and medal 


With registration fees starting at £19, sign up now and help us to rebuild lives.

Click here for the 2017 cycle route 

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Whether you’re after event specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 01725 514106

Email: events@helpforheroes.org.uk

00.00 – Meet at Horse Guards Parade, London, before setting off.

03.00 – Be led out by our beneficiaries and start on the road to Portsmouth.

04.30 – Begin the climb made famous by the London 2012 Olympics, and everyone’s favourite, Box Hill. This is the site of your first water stop.

07.00 – Arrive at the home of the British Army in Aldershot and the site of you second water stop. Start of the 50 mile ride.

08.30 – Cycle down the runway at RAF Odiham.

11.00 – Arrive at the finish. Attend the finale at Portsmouth with your friends and family to celebrate with everyone involved. All rides to finish in Portsmouth.

Download full itinerary

Please note the above is approximate timings for the day and subject to change.

Whatever is on your mind, we are here to help. Let our handy FAQs guide you through things like event timings, terrain type, and fundraising payment options.

Dawn Raid South FAQs

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