Cycling is a sport which is widely participated in by commuters and athletes. This is because it is a fantastic way to keep fit while reducing the pollution caused by your vehicles when travelling to and from work. Also, cycling can be an enjoyable activity for the whole family as it can provide hours of fun planning and exploring your local areas.
But when you are out on a bike ride enjoying the fresh air, have you ever thought to yourself how much more you can get out of this passion? There are a number of cycling events available for you to get involved with and you can raise money for a charity close to your heart too. So why not sign up to a ride near you and make a difference to someone’s life today!? Below we will look into the different charity events you can join in with along with what it takes to participate.
What are Charity Bike Events?
Charity bike events take place regularly and are a way for avid cyclists to receive sponsorships from friends and family in order to raise money for their chosen cause. However, when it comes to choosing a race to take part in, there are many different aspects to think of beforehand such as the length and terrain of the event. Below are just a few types of charity rides you can pick from:
- Road sportives
- Road leisure rides
- Off-road rides
- Cross country events
- Multi-day overseas
Road sportives are large scale races which usually work to a timed target. This terrain is a flat road surface; however a number of routes may have some high inclines. So it is best to check the route map and be up to scratch with the area the race is taking place in before jumping in at the deep end. These events are better suited for confident riders who find great motivation in the competitive aspect of races as the time limit is in place.
Road leisure rides are similar to sportives and work to a time limit, however this is not a