If you want cancer to get on its bike, one of the best ways to do that is get on your own!

Cycling for charity is extremely popular. There are plenty of big fundraising rides out there, like the London to Brighton or the Great Manchester Cycle, but many more individuals and teams are taking the plunge and doing their own.

Taking part in a charity bike ride is a great way to get on your bike, get fit and make a difference all at the same time. They come in all shapes and sizes, from a five mile family outing to a 1,000 mile epic voyage.

A cycling challenge gives you something to look forward to, and is great for keeping you motivated. There are specialist holiday companies offering cycling trips for every level of rider; whether your priority is relaxation with a little cycling thrown in for fun, or whether you’re after the challenge of a lifetime in the Alps or Pyrenees. Who couldn’t resist a holiday thrown in with a bit of training?!

There are some fantastic challenges to take your pick from. The coast to coast ride in the North of England and London to Brighton in the South are very popular. A simple Google of ‘cycle rides for charity’ will give you plenty of ideas if you need some inspiration.


  • Make sure your footwear and seat are comfortable. Depending on your chosen distance, you could need those things for a long time
  • Branding on your bike could give your chosen charity some welcome exposure. We have many logos of different shapes and sizes. We also have t-shirts and water bottles that would come in handy!
  • Use the ‘planning your event’ section to drum up as much support as possible. We have press releases, sponsorship forms and lots of ideas to download on how to get the most out of your event.