Ambitious 220

26th–27th June, 2021

Following in the tyre tracks of Manchester to London, Ambitious 220 is a long-distance Rapha charity ride to be ridden remotely over one weekend, in aid of Ambitious about Autism.

In 2020, we saw several riding events disappear from the calendar, meaning many riders’ tough training went without a worthy pay-off. That’s why we set about putting together a self-supported and self-guided riding challenge where all you’d need was a bike, a carefully laid out 220-mile route and a good deal of ambition.

This year’s Ambitious 220 saw almost 900 riders from 30 countries take to the open road to complete the immense challenges. Over one June weekend, a total of 192, 280 miles were ridden to raise funds for autism charities around the globe. A total of £114,000 was raised for headline charity Ambitious about Autism, funding their invaluable work to support children and young people with autism.


The best rides are those that make a real difference. Take a look at our photo gallery featuring the riders that raised the all-important funds and undertook this year’s challenge.


As well as being the founder and CEO of Rapha, Simon Mottram is also a passionate advocate of the charity Ambitious about Autism. Simon understands the challenges this condition poses and created the annual Manchester to London ride to support the charity that helped his son reach his full potential.

"Ambitious about Autism is a truly remarkable organisation. They have been a huge support to my wife and me and to my son Oscar over many years through Treehouse School and more recently Ambitious College. Their passion, expertise and, perhaps most of all, their sheer ambition makes a vital difference to all the families whose lives they touch and I'm very proud to be one of their ambassadors."

– Simon Mottram, founder and CEO of Rapha


With a design inspired by the rider’s shifting state of mind when covering long distances, we’ve created a technical, mid-weight jersey to mark the occasion. Emblazoned with the event’s 220-mile distance, the Ambitious 220 Jersey is the perfect piece of kit to commemorate this summer riding challenge.


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