Charity Bike Rides
Cycling for charity is a great way to fundraise. Not only will you get all the health benefits of the exercise but you will also be helping a very good cause.
You don’t need to be cladded in lycra to take part in our events. As long as you have an adequate bike and do plenty of training before hand, you are ready to go.
Our research has shown that regular exercise can help reduce the risk of developing secondary breast cancer. In fact, almost 30% of breast cancer cases in the UK are preventable through lifestyle changes. It can also help you to lose weight and benefit your mental health.
Charity bike ride events
Against Breast Cancer has a wide selection of rides available, for beginners and cycling fanatics alike. For those looking for a real challenge, you can take part in any number of UK and overseas events, including Land’s End to John O’Groats, London to Paris and the Costa Rican Coast to Coast Cycle.
If you have your own place in an event we will be delighted if you chose to fundraise for us. Prudential RideLondon is open to all types of cyclists and Against Breast Cancer has many supporters each year who take part. You can even set up your challenge. Whatever you choose, we will support you all the way.
Charity bike rides you may be interested in
Why cycle for Against Breast Cancer?
Against Breast Cancer funds groundbreaking research into secondary spread breast cancer, the main cause of all breast cancer-related deaths. We look into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer, with the ultimate goal of finding a vaccine against breast cancer.
Whether your choosing to cycle for someone affected by breast cancer or simply for the challenge, we will support you every step of the way. We will provide you with training tips and fundraising materials to enable you to raise as much as you can and conquer the event.
Do you want to look the part whilst out on your bike? Then check out our exclusive Against Breast Cancer jerseys, available on our online shop.
If you would like to know more about our charity bike rides and how we can support you, contact our events team and they will get in touch.
Frequently asked questions
What types of bike rides are there?
Charity bike rides can fall into different categories. Family rides are non-competitive and non-timed, providing a relaxed atmosphere and are accessible to beginners. Sportives may be harder and more directed towards regular cyclists, but remain non-competitive and can be a challenge for someone looking to raise money for charity. Multi-day events are similar, with the events organised by Global Challenge Adventures offering breath-taking routes both in the UK and abroad.
Are there any charity bike rides near me?
There are events all across the country, so you are sure to find something near you. If you can’t see anything on our website, you can look on Time Outdoors to find events near that in which you can find your own place to cycle for Against Breast Cancer.
How much does a charity bike ride cost?
The cost will depend on the scale and demand of the event. Smaller rides may only cost around £15-£20 to enter, whilst rides that offer more will inevitably have a higher fee. Our challenge cycle events cost between £100-£500 (plus minimum sponsorship or self-funding) however this includes necessities such as travel and accommodation, and the experience will make the cost feel utterly worth it.
How do I train for a charity bike ride?
It is good to start training as soon as possible to ensure you are ready for your bike ride, especially if it is a more challenging event than you are used to, either in terms of distance or terrain. Build up distance gradually and go out for training rides as much as time permits you. Feel free to ask us for a training plan to help you, whilst there are plenty of training plans available online as well.
What do I need for a charity bike ride?
As well as your own bike, you will be expected to bring a helmet to wear at all times, suitable clothing and spare parts in case you have a breakdown. Most events will offer refreshments either during or after the ride, but you may prefer to take your own.
What is the best bike for a charity bike ride?
Whilst a mountain or hybrid bike may be suitable for shorter events, if you are serious about cycling or are taking on a bigger challenge, you will probably want a road bike. These can be quite expensive however, as Cycling Weekly say, it is quite possible to find a good quality road bike for less than £500. It is best to do your research to find something that is suitable for you – the bikes with the best reviews may not be ideal to your needs.
Can I take part in Ride London for Against Breast Cancer?
Yes. Although we do not have charity places in Ride London, you may sign up for own place and fundraise for us through that. Just let us know and we will offer you all the support you need.
Can I still do a charity bike ride during the coronavirus pandemic?
Some of these events are still going ahead in 2021 despite COVID-19, with organisers putting in appropriate measures to ensure events can take place safely within the current guidelines. Please check the relevant event’s website for further details.
If you don’t feel comfortable taking part in an organised event, or are unable to due to local restrictions, you can also arrange your own cycling challenge.
Why should I choose to do a charity run for Against Breast Cancer?
Against Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis by funding groundbreaking research into secondary breast cancer (metastases) to find key prevention factors and improved detection and treatment. When you fundraise with us, your money will be invested in our research and you will also be supported in every way possible with your fundraising and preparations for your event.