We’re inviting you, your family and friends, to get on your bike – or scooter, skateboard, trike, tandem, penny farthing, unicycle – in fact any form of non-motorised wheeled transport – to fundraise for BackCare as part of a campaign to help save the UK’s charities.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on charities, with the UK charity sector facing an estimated £10 billion shortfall in funding. It’s also meant thousands of events across the country have been cancelled, including Prudential RideLondon: the world’s greatest festival of cycling, which has raised more than £77 million for thousands of charities since it began in 2013.
While it can’t go ahead as planned this year, we are keeping the wheels moving and celebrating the festival weekend of 15 and 16 August with a virtual event: My Prudential RideLondon.
Its aim is to inspire and engage everyone, of all ages and abilities, to get on their bikes – in fact any form of non-motorised wheeled transport! – to raise much-needed funds for their favourite charities.
We’d love you to be a part of it – just follow these four simple steps:
1. Register: visit myridelondon.co.uk and select your challenge. There are three cycling distances to choose from, or you can invent your own My FreeCycle wheeled challenge over 1km.
2. Fundraise: set up your fundraising page and select BackCare as your charity. Spread the word and let people know you’re supporting us so they can sponsor you.
3. Participate: set your wheels in motion and complete your challenge anywhere, at any time, over the weekend of 15 and 16 of August!
4. Nominate: encourage your family and friends to take part and help save the UK’s charities. Spread the word on social media too by using the hashtag #MyPRL when posting about the event.
You’ll find more information, ideas and inspiration, as well as advice on staying safe and cycling responsibly on the road, at myridelondon.co.uk.
We hope you’ll be part of the world’s biggest festival of cycling to support BackCare and help save the UK’s charities.
If you don’t fancy riding in the rain or setting up your own page now you can donate directly.
EVENT NOW EXTENDED!!!!
Due to the weather conditions expected over the event weekend, the organisers have now extended the time period that riders can take part. “As we would like everyone to have the opportunity to complete their rides as safely as possible, we are extending the My Prudential RideLondon event period from Saturday 15 August to Sunday 23 August”.
Due to the