We are still so gutted we can’t be together on the day, but it’s so cool to think about you all riding your favourite rides wherever you are. We can’t thank you enough for getting involved and keeping the spirit of the ride alive. You can start at any time on the 19th so no need to be up with the cockerel at sunrise!

Firstly a HUGE thank you to anyone that bought a spangly new VANS x Ride on Nelly jersey, apparently we sold one in just about every UK county and all over the world too – we’ve gone global! This has also raised such valuable money for CALM. A massive thank you to VANS for making this possible.

PLEASE take a picture of you rocking your jersey on your ride and tag #rideonnelly and @calmzone, we’d love to see how bloomin’ cool you look in them!

When you post the piccy tell us WHY your chosen ride is your favourite, we’d love to hear.

The Full Monty was Nelson’s first ever 100miler and his favourite ever ride. That’s our why… what’s yours?

Also, please if possible…Raise A Few Pennies For CALM!!! 
Twist your neighbour’s arm, get your kids to hound your mates, ask the cat, sell your old bike….anything is gold dust to CALM right now as they are supporting more people than ever through this challenging time, currently taking many more calls and webchats than usual. By supporting CALM you will be taking a stand against suicide, with all money raised going directly to their frontline services.

Set up your own page now or use CALM’s TDTV event page here:


Here’s a few fun things to get involved with on the day if you fancy. Our amazing event partners have given us some incredible prizes, all listed below and how to enter. Have a bash at one or all, and bag yourself some swag!

Courage Award

For taking on horrible weather, young riders, bravery, injury or overcoming adversity.

PRIZE = VANS Custom design your own shoes

The most compelling ‘My Favourite Ride’ story posted online

The Full Monty 100 miler was Nelson’s first ever 100miles he rode and became his favourite route.

PRIZE = VANS Custom design your own shoes & Mizu voucher

Most brownies baked for the day

For friends and family, from Edie’s recipe! 

PRIZE = TSA voucher

Award for the best picnic lunch

Nelson was all about food so this would make him smile.

PRIZE = TSA voucher 

Biggest milage on the day

Get pedalling and go long!

PRIZE = TSA voucher & Farr Vintners wine case

Most elevation on the day

Hit those hills, it’s time to get high! 

PRIZE = V4 Velo prize

Special family award

i.e. Youngest rider, biggest family, most family miles

PRIZE = VANS Custom design your own shoes & Mizu code & Farr Vintners wine case

Global Megastar Award!

The best image & ride from an international rider.

PRIZE = TSA voucher & Mizu voucher

Worst mechanical & the most punctures

In honour of our incredible mechanic Gary Harris and Hampshire flint that wreaks havoc!

PRIZE = TSA voucher & V4 Velo prize

Most Money Raised for CALM

PRIZE = VANS Custom design your own shoes

Hairiest Legs in Lycra!! (male or female!)

PRIZE = V4 Velo prize



VANS Footwear

Create your very own Custom shoes! The fine folk at VANS have rustled up 5 Custom codes for winners to design your own shoe with a value up to £140. That is a banging pair of new sneaks in the offing. Have a gander here at how it all works, so many options to get creative and create your very own one offs.
5 x Custom design codes up to £140 each

The Snowboard Asylum

Our great friends and forever TDTV supporters TSA have sent us over a few vouchers for lucky winners. Get some early goodies for winter, so many good brands to choose from. Thank you so much guys.
5 x £50 vouchers

FARR Vintners Wines

New sponsors for 2020 & 2021 and we’re so chuffed to have them as an event partner. Directors Ollie East was one of Nelson’s best friends and from the day we launched TDTV has always been first on the start line, becoming a very handy cyclist in the process. With his family Ollie has raised thousands for CALM over the years and now he is helping raise even more and crucial awareness with FARR Vintners wines.
2 x Cases of wine (12 bottles per box)

V4 Velo CC

V4 Velo is a super cool and rider owned company distributing some of the best cycling kit on the road. They kindly offered us some of their best selling products to give away to you lucky folk. Enjoy.
2 x F3 Form Mounts. RRP £49.99 
2 x F3 OTS Mounts. RRP £34.99  
1 x Kogel Hybrid Ceramic 11T Pulley Set. Shimano. RRP £109.99 


The seriously cool outdoor product company founded by one of Nelson’s snowboarding heroes and Olympic athlete Jussi Oksanen. Mizu have given us x3 50 euro codes to spend, why not bag one of the Jono Wood collection bottles, Jono has ridden every TDTV since the start and along with Nelson was one of the UK’s top and most stylish snowboarders.
3 x 50 euro codes