Sport Relief Cycle
Sunday 23rd March
There’s nothing like a tough, physical challenge to rake in the sponsorship and the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Cycle is just that. As your entry fee covers the cost of the event only, it’s getting sponsored that really helps to change people’s lives, so we recommend a minimum sponsorship target of £100. Luckily, bagging those sponsors couldn’t be easier:
- When entering, you’ll get to set up an online Giving Page which you can use to collect sponsors’ cash easily and securely.
- Use our top sponsorship tips to maximise the amount you raise.
- Use our handy sponsorship form to collect sponsorship in person.
About the Cycle
- Taking place on Sunday 23rd March.
- Choose to do either a 25 or 50-mile route (for those aged 16 or over) in London, Glasgow or Manchester.
- Enter friends and family so you can all do it together.
- Special 3-mile Family Cycle routes for all ages in all three locations.
The 25-mile and 50-mile Cycles will be on open roads, so you’ll need to have basic levels of bike cycling competency and be familiar with the Highway Code. For more detailed information about safe cycling, and for any other questions about the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Cycle, check out our FAQs.
What you will need
To enter the Cycle, you’ll need names, email addresses and emergency contact numbers for everyone you’re signing up. On the day, you’ll need:
- Your Cycle event number, plus safety pins to attach it (you won’t be able to take part without it).
- A well-maintained, reliable bike.
- A helmet; they’re comfortable, lightweight, cheap and could save your life.
- A water bottle that’s easily accessible when cycling, to keep you hydrated.
- A good number of sponsors, to spur you on and ensure that your Cycle makes a difference.
For more information on what you might need on your Cycle, check out our FAQs.
Get the person you think will sponsor you the most to sponsor you first. That really sets the bar high for other sponsors.
Prepare for your Cycle
If you love cycling, but have never done a sponsored ride before, check out our handy training tips to help you prepare.
A bit of DIY
If you can’t make one of our Cycle events, do a spot of DIY fundraising with your own sponsored bike ride: 100% guaranteed to be more fun than putting up shelves. Download our handy Fundraising Kit to get started.
Inspired by seeing Helen Skelton’s Antarctic Challenge on Blue Peter, six-year-old Sam organised his own seven-mile Sport Relief bike ride and raised an amazing £297.
This could be used to provide 297 hot meals for children, in the UK, living in extreme poverty.