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Find answers to a range of common questions about the challenge, what you need to do and how you can get involved to raise money for Ryedale Special Families. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, please get in touch with us today on 07957 374787 or by email at virtual@yorkshirewoldscyclechallenge.org.uk.

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The Challenge

Entry & Fundraising

Completing the challenge

The Challenge

When does it take place?

The challenge runs from Saturday 4th – Friday 31st July 2020. Entrants can complete the distance at any time during this period.

Will this be an Annual Event?

Possibly! We'll have to see what people think. It might be a good alternative for anyone not able to take part in the full Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge, on its usual route next year! We have rearranged this year’s special 10th anniversary event for Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July 2021. Find out more here 

Entry & Fundraising

What is Ryedale Special Families?

Ryedale Special Families is an independent Malton based charity that supports the families of children and young people with disabilities, illness and additional needs in North Yorkshire. Ryedale Special Families is a CIO - Charitable Incorporated Organisation no. 1170988.

Additional information about the charity can be found at ryedalespecialfamilies.org.uk.

Can I raise money for my own cause?

This event is a specific fundraiser for Ryedale Special Families – all money raised through the sponsorship platform will go directly to the charity.

Is there a cost to enter?

No, entry to the Virtual 2020 is free!

How much do I need to raise?

All donations are appreciated. We do ask that entrants set a target of at least £50 – with all money going directly to Ryedale Special Families.

How can I raise money?

Register for the event here, and you will get your own, dedicated donation page on this site – you can then share the link with friends and family members.

Completing the challenge

Do I have to ride it all in one go?

No. You can ride the 144 miles however you want to. Many people are choosing to complete the challenge over two days, whereas others are aiming to spread the distance over multiple different rides. Some may even try to take on the 144 miles in a single day!

How can I track the distance?

You can use any cycle tracker or tracking app. We recommend using Strava – and there’s a dedicated Virtual 2020 Club connected to the app so you can share your progress with other riders.

Can I ride the original route?

That depends. We ask that you follow the latest government guidelines relating to social distancing, travel and exercise. We recommend you complete the distance on your local roads or at home to help minimise unnecessary risk to you and others.

Can I use an exercise /static bike?

Absolutely – all you need to do is keep track of the distance.

Can I do it with the family?

Yes by all means and you can share and record the accumulated distance and fundraising target between you. Just follow the option to enter as a Team.

Will I receive anything for completing the challenge?

Yes, everyone will receive a certificate for completing the 144 miles. In addition, anyone who raises £144 or more will receive a special commemorative t-shirt!

Can I take part on an electric bike?

Absolutely – any type of bike at all is perfectly acceptable.