The 2017 Red Funnel Night Rider and Night Runner Challenge will be held after sunset on the 6th May. This family friendly charity event is for mountain bikers and trail runners of all ages and abilities and is superb fun. The evening ends with a great after party where you can swap stories and enjoy the music, food and drinks.

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Back for its second year, the Red Funnel Night Rider mtb and Night Runner trail challenge are designed to suit all ages and fitness levels.

Click on each tab above to find out more about each challenge - early-bird entry fees start from just £10 which includes admission to the After Party @ The Chevy. Here you can swap stories of the night with fellow competitors and enjoy music, food and drinks - its a great way to wrap up the evening.

If you live on the nainland please see the Getting there tab for details of our special ferry offers from Southampton and how to find the venue at Cheverton Farm. 


Event Schedule

  • 12.00  Site opens
  • 18.00  Night Rider/Night Runner Registration Opens
  • 19.25  Mandatory Briefing (35km run and 50km bike participants only)
  • 19.35  Night Rider/Night Runner Start (35km run and 50km bike participants only)
  • 20.25  Mandatory Briefing (5, 10, 20km run and 5, 10, 20, 35km bike participants)
  • 20.35  Night Rider/Night Runner Start (5, 10, 20km run and 5, 10, 20, 35km bike participants)
  • 21.00–23.00  After Party @ The Chevy 

Tickets - To enter or find out more, including how to take advantage of Red Funnel’s ferry offer please visit www.night-runner.co.uk


The event is organised by G.P Sport and all proceeds go to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust; the Isle of Wight based charity which takes young cancer sufferers sailing in the Solent.

Starting at sunset, the Red Funnel Night Rider MTB Challenge is a non-timed, checkpoint adventure.

- EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES FROM JUST £10
- CHOOSE MOUNTAIN BIKE DISTANCES OF 5km, 10km, 20km, 35km or 50km

With a range of distances from 5km to 50km the event has something for all abilities, and with friendly checkpoints and a party atmosphere at the finish line, this night time ride will provide all participants with a great evening's entertainment.

The Night Rider forms a part of The Trail Festival, held at the Isle of Wight Mountain Bike Centre on Shorwells' Cheverton Farm, Isle of Wight.

Equipped with a basic map and stamp card, participants will navigate their way from checkpoint to checkpoint, collecting stamps as they go. Each distance has a required amount of stamps to be collected, before participants make their way back to the final checkpoint and the finish line.

The off-road courses cover chalk trails, farm tracks and bridleways, with some small sections of open grassland.  Every checkpoint is on a main track to make it easy to spot.  The terrain around the venue is quite hilly, although we have designed the courses where possible to minimise the amount of hills involved and as such are accessible to all levels of fitness.  

Click here to enter

 

Setting off at sunset and running into the night, the Red Funnel Night Runner Trail Challenge is a non-timed, checkpoint adventure.

- EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES FROM JUST £10
- CHOOSE TRAIL DISTANCES OF 5km, 10km, 20km or 35km

With a range of distances from 5km to 35km the event has something for all abilities, and with friendly checkpoints and a party atmosphere at the finish line, this night time trail running adventure will provide all participants with a great evening's entertainment.

The Red Funnel Night Runner forms a part of The Trail Festival, held at the Isle of Wight Mountain Bike Centre on Shorwells' Cheverton Farm, Isle of Wight.

Equipped with a basic map and stamp card, participants will navigate their way from checkpoint to checkpoint, collecting stamps as they go. Each distance has a required amount of stamps to be collected, before participants make their way back to the final checkpoint and the finish line.

The off-road courses cover chalk trails, farm tracks and bridleways, with some small sections of open grassland.  Every checkpoint is on a main track to make it easy to spot.  The terrain around the venue is quite hilly, although we have designed the courses where possible to minimise the amount of hills involved and as such are accessible to all levels of fitness.

Click here to enter

Getting to the Night Rider & Night Runner is easy from Southampton

The event will be held at the Isle of Wight MTB Centre, Cheverton Farm, Shorwell, Isle of Wight PO30 3JE.


On foot - our Red Jet service operates fast and frequent services to West Cowes from where you can catch a connecting Southern Vectis (service 1) bus to Newport, changing there for service 12 to Cheverton Farm (ask the driver where to alight). If you are cycling to the event you will need to travel to East Cowes as bikes are not permitted on the Red Jet. 

Taxi's are available from outside our East and West Cowes terminals. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise who will pick you up from either terminal if you tell them your arrival time.


By car - If you enter the Night Rider or Night Runner event we are offering a 15% ferry discount for private vehicles travelling between 4-9 May 2017- click here for details of how to book.

We operate a frequent service between Southampton and East Cowes. On arrival, head south on Dover Rd, follow A3021 and A3054 to St George's Approach/B3341 in Newport, follow B3341 to Carisbrooke Rd/B3323, drive along B3323 to Cheverton Farm.  The journey will take about 25 minutes.