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London to Amsterdam virtual cycle challenge 2022

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01 September 2022

30 September 2022

Throughout September 2022 over 500 of our wonderful Mind supporters took on a 300 mile cycle from London to Amsterdam. Together, they raised a life changing £75,309! The money they raised will help to make sure anyone experiencing a mental health problem can get support when they need it through information, advice and local services.

Thank you so much to all who took part. The 300 mile cycle challenge returns in 2023 so watch this space.


It's a virtual fundraising challenge hosted on Facebook. We're challenging you to cycle the distance from London to Amsterdam, or 300 miles, to raise money for Mind and challenge yourself.

No, this is a virtual challenge. You can cycle however and wherever you want to. Just keep a track of each ride and record these over the month of September.

Of course you can! The challenge is for everyone. We chose 300 miles to represent the distance from London to Amsterdam, but if you’d like to set your own target then that is fine. The virtual tour guide you will receive with your t-shirt has some key locations for you to check off throughout your challenge. Whatever distance you complete will make a difference. The important thing is getting out and raising vital funds for mental health.

To get started and register for your free t-shirt simply join our Facebook group. Once in the group you'll need to complete a quick form to request your t-shirt, create your personal fundraising page, and meet other amazing Mind fundraisers.

Whilst in the group you’ll receive loads of tips, support, and inspiration, along with being able to share updates about how your journey is going!

You can set up a Facebook fundraiser in under 2 minutes after joining our London to Amsterdam virtual cycle Facebook group.

The instructions on how to set up a page are pinned to the group for ease. We’ll be on hand in the group to provide helpful tips and support with your fundraising efforts throughout.

If you would prefer, or if you are taking on the challenge as a team, you could set up a Just Giving fundraising page instead.

After completing the registration form for your t-shirt, you'll also be posted a mile marker and tour tracker. You can record your rides on this and share them on your fundraising page. You can use one of the many tracking apps to log the length of each ride. We recommend Strava, which you can integrate with your fundraiser if you use Just Giving. Otherwise, you can easily screenshot and share your rides on you Facebook fundraiser.

Please allow up to 14 days to receive these after you have registered for your t-shirt through the link on the Facebook group. If you haven't received your t-shirt, mile marker and virtual tour guide after 14 days from the day you registered then please let us know on the Facebook group or email us at: [email protected]. Thank you for your patience.

Yes you’re more than welcome to set up a Just Giving page instead. You may prefer to do so if you are taking on the challenge and fundraising as a team. You can also integrate with Strava.

Set up a Just Giving page here.

No, we recommend Facebook as this requires less work for you to setup (simply two clicks). However, each platform has it's benefits so it's completely up to you which you go for.

If someone wants to donate to your challenge and doesn’t have Facebook, the best thing is to collect their donation offline. You can then donate it directly to your fundraiser yourself. Alternatively, you can setup a Just Giving page too

Your fundraising will help us be there for anyone who needs it, when they need it. By providing support and access to the right information. Click to learn more about the services Mind offers.

No, there’s no minimum fundraising amount. We have set a default target of £200 but you can edit this amount. All funds will help provide lifesaving information and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

If you are using Facebook to fundraise then yes, Mind will receive 100% of donations. If you're using Just Giving then there will be associated platform fees which we have no control over. You can find out more about these fees here.

You can find out more about our work in the 2020/21 annual review

and more about our finances in our 2020/21 annual accounts

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