Every year we nominate an LGBTQ charity to receive donations from fundraising activities. One of our major fundraising initiatives is our Endurance Ride Challenges.
Long-distance Endurance Riding
Long-distance endurance riding is the activity of riding motorcycles over long distances, both competitively and as a pastime. A goal of long-distance riding is to explore one’s endurance while riding a motorcycle, sometimes across several countries.
Endurance riding isn’t for everyone, and definitely isn’t a challenge that should be taken lightly.
Riding long distance on a motorcycle is a much different experience than driving a car. For one you’re exposed to the elements which take a toll on your body, but can also have a major effect on you mentally. Extreme heat, bone chilling cold, rain and high-speed winds can make a 100-mile stretch feel like a million miles both physically and mentally. But then, that’s all part of the reason why we ride motorcycles, for the unique experience that only a motorcycle can provide.
Sponsored Challenge Rides
As a club, Dykes on Bikes® London organises sponsored endurance rides of either 250 miles in 6 hours, (the Noonie Nibbler), 500 miles in 12 hours, (the Minnie Muncher), or 1000 miles in 24 hours, (the Fanny Flamer). With these rides we set ourselves a challenge and at the same time raise funds for our charity of the year.
For the year 2021 Dykes on Bikes London is fundraising for the Lesbian Immigration Support Group. A voluntary group providing information and support to Lesbians who are fleeing violence and oppression.
All our Patches and Prospects are invited to take part in our Endurance rides. The first time those who complete the ride in the given time are awarded a Challenge patch, for either the Noonie, Minnie or Flamer or indeed all three!! They are also awarded a year rocker; when completing in future years they can add the new year rocker to their award.
Events are also open to non members who are required to pay an entrance fee.
All riders are expected to find sponsorship. Please do consider supporting this and complete a sponsorship form for the next event, just click on the event you would like to sponsor.
Here is the link to our next sponsored Club Endurance Ride:
POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE IN 2023
Dykes on Bikes London will ride with prospective DoB chapter Rhine-Weser in Germany sometime in 2023. We will be attempting The Fanny Flamer, 1000 miles in 24 hours.
In line with our mission statement we are actively fundraising for our nominated charity REGARD, the voluntary organisation that campaigns on behalf of disabled LGBTQI+ people. Our members will be travelling over to Germany to take part in a 1000 miles in 24 hours route and we are asking if you would consider sponsoring us. 100% of your sponsorship will go to our respective nominated charities, LISG and Fraueninitiative 04 e.V. in Merchernich. Without fundraising initiatives such as these, organisations like LISG and Fraueninitiative would not be able to support our Sista’s and Brothers in the LGBTQI+ community.
Thank you for your support