How it works & FAQ's

Run the Ring is a cruise around the M25 motorway which is 117 miles. It will start on Sunday 26th September 2021 @ 8am.

The cruise is open to all models of Volkswagen. We keep the cruise to no faster than 50mph and it normally takes around 2-3 hours to complete.

The cruise starts at 1 of the 4 services around the M25. This will be determined nearer to the event. It changes every year. We work out the timing so that eventually the cruise will join up.

Select the service station where you would like to start and then buy a Registration Pack for that location. Do not worry if you decide to change where you start from, it's not set in stone.

You will be sent a Registration Pack nearer to the date which will contain some big stickers for the day and some further information.

Depending on your start point, you will be given instructions with an estimated time to arrive. This will give you enough time for the loo, a coffee and a walk around the car park to see the hundreds of VW's taking part.

We have a dedicated radio show for Run the Ring on the day hosted by VDUB Radio to keep you entertained.

This year we will be raising money and awareness for CoppaFeel.

All you have to do is REGISTER HERE


Q: How can I register for Run the Ring?

A: Go to the website and purchase a Registration Pack -

Q: What time does it start?

A: All the start times and information are in the Registration Pack. We do not publicise details to prevent those that decide to just turn up.

Q: The Services I want to start at has sold out?

A: We have limit space in some of the services and therefore do not want to overwhelm them. Start at one of the other services as it will still be just as much fun.

Q: How do I keep informed on the day?

A: Tune in to VDub Radio on your phone, via bluetooth or car stereo input and listen to the Run the Ring Radio Show.

Q: Am I able to stop for toilet breaks.

A: Of course you can, although the cruise will not stop. If you are quick, you can catch up again.

Q: I do not have a VW, can I bring my other <insert make here> car?

A: No, we are very sorry but this a VW cruise.

Q: Can I put the stickers onto my paintwork.

A: We do not recommend it on old paint. Its better if you attach them to your glass. Many others have purchased magnetic sheets from eBay and applied stickers.

Q: What happens when we finish?

A: We have an after event called Gathering -

Q: Is there anywhere to stay for the weekend?

A: There are hotels at each service’s and many local hotels close to the event. You can stay overnight at the services car parks but you need to pay them. There is also camping sites at Henlow Lakes in Henlow, Hertfordshire (contact them to make a booking) or you can stay at Henfold Lakes in Dorking -