Cycle events supporting local charities

Cycle events supporting local charities

Spending a lot of time on your bike? Need an excuse?

Consider taking part in a cycle challenge event and raise vital funds for a local charity. Now is a good time to get out on your bike and into the glorious Surrey countryside.

Pick an event to enter and collect sponsorship on behalf of a local charity. For challenge events, you can join in some optional training rides, leading up to the event. You might even get a new cycling top – and you can’t have too many of those!

Here is a selection of local cycling events, plus some more extreme challenges coming up in the summer:

22 May 2022 – Poppy Ride South Downs – 40km to 140km around the South Downs in aid of the Royal British Legion

2-5 June 2022 – Bruges 3 & 1 – 160 miles from Redhill to Bruges. Do it in one day! or take the more leisurely option and do it over 3 days. Event organised by YMCA East Surrey who also provides pre-event training. All funds raised go towards YMCA Life Change Fund – transforming the lives of young people in East Surrey.

10 July 2022 – Ride Reigate – our local sportive offering 25km family ride, 50km or 100km. Why not enter and pick a local charity to support through sponsorship.

4-10 July 2022 – Raid Pyrenees – Epic coast to coast ride from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean across the Pyrenees in 100 hours. 442 mile (711km) Raid Pyrenean route encompassing 46,658ft (14,221m) ascent. Takes in the iconic Col du Tourmalet of Tour de France fame. All funds raised also go towards YMCA Life Change Fund – transforming the lives of young people in East Surrey.

18 September 2022 – Surrey Cycle Challenge – 50 or 100 miles around the Surrey Hills (starts Mickleham) for Maggie’s cancer charity.

Cycling not your thing – click here to see local running events.