What’s the best way to track my cycling?
This challenge is all about keeping busy and active, so we trust you to be sticking to the distance you challenged yourself to. JustGiving has a great tool to connect your fundraising page to your Strava account so you can share your rides publicly. Only rides you record after you’ve connected your accounts will be shared automatically on your page. If you choose to use this tool, you may like to use Strava’s Privacy Zones function to hide your start/finish location. If you’re struggling, get in touch and we can guide you through it.
How can I cycle?
There’s lots of ways to hit your target, whether it’s keeping up your normal exercise routine or trying something new - you can make up your 100 miles over a day, a week, a weekend or a month. Just keep pedalling. Be sure to keep your bike serviced and insured should you wish to.
Who can take part?
Anyone and everyone, all abilities and all levels of cycling are welcome. Cycle or wheel the way you want over the course of the month. Please make sure you are aware of relevant cycling road safety information before you take on the challenge, and that you feel you are a proficient enough cyclist to complete Cycle the Month. You can access road safety tips from British Cycling online.
Can we take part as a team?
Yes - one team, one dream! All you need to do is select the team option when you sign up and it will guide you through the process of creating a team or joining an existing one. Please ensure you’re following government guidelines around exercising together, being in one team doesn't necessarily mean cycling together, it can just mean you’re all working towards one joint goal.
How can I fundraise?
Once you’ve decided to Cycle the Month, there’s loads of great ways to fundraise. Sign up and we’ll help you set up a JustGiving page and send you tips to make your challenge a success.
How much does it cost?
It’s free to sign up and take part. As for fundraising, we're suggesting you raise a minimum of £200 - but we'd love you to aim higher.
I want to wear a Prostate Cancer UK top whilst I cycle, where can I get one?
We have an amazing gift of a branded jersey if you hit the £300 fundraising mark, or if you totally smash it and hit £500 you’ll be eligible for one of our blue jerseys! You can also kit yourself out at our online shop.
How can I see what other people are doing?
We’ll be posting regular cycling inspiration to help give you that boost mid-way through your challenge, and so will your peers. Check out the story grid on our homepage where you can see what your fellow cyclists are up to and how they are racking up the miles. You’ll also be able to keep your eye on hitting those 100 miles on the leaderboard. Join our Cycle the Month Facebook group to keep up to date with fellow cyclists, exchange top tips and share your motivation. Don’t forget to post your #CycletheMonth snaps too.
For anything not covered above, please call Prostate Cancer UK on 0800 082 1616 or contact online.
If there’s something we’ve not covered above please let us know by calling 0800 082 1616 or contact us online and we’ll do our best to help. You can also check out our Facebook group for updates and discover a whole community offering help and support. If your question is specifically about Just Giving there is excellent support found here.