Sponsored Rides

A sponsored bike ride can be a great way to raise money for any charity, so we've put together a great selection of resources to help you on your mission.

How To - Do a Sponsored Bike Ride or Charity Bicycle Ride

In 2010, Rob Forbes cycled 20184km from Cirencester, England to Rustenberg, South Africa, raising £23,205 for Re~Cycle. Riding a bike and raising some money is fast becoming Britain’s favourite sport. Not sure how to do so? Our avid cyclers at Re~Cycle have put together a guide on how to organise and complete (and rock) a sponsored charity bike ride. Here’s to doing good, new friends, and adventures on the road.

Training for a sponsored bike ride

You can’t prepare for every eventuality on the road, but you can ensure that you maximise the fun of your charity bicycle ride from day one by starting with a decent fitness base. Don’t just rely on the fact that you will get fitter as you tour – some basic training and preparation will help ensure that you feel comfortable and confident on your bike, and will help avoid any injuries as your body adjusts to long days on the bike.

Kit for Sponsored Ride

Luggage

Handlebar Bag, Panniers, Saddlebag

  • easy access, for food, phone, money
  • some have map pocket on top
  • can get clip off ones, with strap

    Multitool

    Get one of these. Seriously. They're an absolute lifesaver (if chain breaks...), and include (amongst other things):

    How to raise money for your sponsored ride

    General

    • First send the page to people who're likely to donate more - as others following will be more likely to donate similar amounts, or at least be generous
    • Put the length of your ride down
    • Delete the 'default' photo and put in one of your own

    Employer

    • Most companies like to support their employees in charitable work, as employees are 'stakeholders'
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Many employers have a charity pot
    • Matched Funding, eg. For every £1 raised for Re~Cycle, we will match with another £1