Take a look at our general FAQs below for further information on the challenge.
For safety reasons, all participants must be aged over 18. There is no upper age restriction but any participants over 65 must provide a medical certificate from their doctor stating that they are medically able to take part in the event.
Take a look at our FAQs below to find out more.
You should have a basic level of fitness with the commitment to prepare properly in training for the challenge - cycling a few miles to and from work is not going to be enough preparation for our bike rides. If you have any queries about your fitness to do either ride, please consult your doctor. Our training plans will help you on your way to getting the most out of the event.
A standard hybrid or road bike will be sufficient for your needs.
Please ensure you have a properly fitting cycling helmet and enough spares to be self-sufficient for the duration of your ride. This should include (as a minimum) a spare inner tube, puncture repair patches, and a pump/co2. Also consider bringing sunscreen, a light jacket/gilet in case of changeable weather and lights.
A medic will be situated in the event village before the ride begins and once the ride starts the medic will be in the support vehicle on the course, following behind the last rider to depart.
Read our ride FAQs for further information.
All routes will involve hills of some description so it’s a good idea to put in some training for the climbs. We recommend you ride at your own pace, that way it’s very likely you will find yourself cycling with people of a similar ability.
All three routes are full signposted, with marshals on key junctions. GPX route downloads will be available just before the event so you can follow the route using your GPS cycle computer.
Our bike rides are very social with people of all abilities taking part. There is also dedicated mechanical and medical support with you on the ride.
Yes, there will be fully stocked water and feed stations at key intervals on all routes.
We ask that all sponsorship monies are sent to us no later than eight weeks after the last day of the ride.
The Royal British Legion has been organising its own bike rides for over 20 years and covers all organisational aspects for most of our rides.
Take a look at our fundraising FAQs below to find out more.
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a welcome email containing lots of information and advice about raising money for The Royal British Legion. Posters to publicise your participation in the event and collection pots are also available on request. In addition, the Legion team are on hand to support you every step of the way!
We’ll include all the information you need in your registration pack when you sign up to the event. You'll also receive a link to set up your online JustGiving page. Please remember to send us the link to your page so we can ensure all donations are credited to you.
Yes. This is very easy online as both Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving have facilities to set up team pages. Please remember to let us know the link to your page so we can ensure all donations are credited to the team.
If you have any other questions or would like more details on the items above, don’t forget you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0333 011 4500.
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