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How it works
Sign-up for free and choose to cycle 250, 500, 750 or 1,000 km this September in support of veterans' mental health. All cyclists who raise over £20 will receive a CycleSeptember finishers' medal and those who raise £250 will receive a Combat Stress cycling jersey!
No matter your fitness level, this is an event for everyone - complete your challenge between 01 and 30 September. You can create a team or compete against your friends – however you wish, this challenge is done your way.
By taking part you will have access to an amazing Facebook support group and connect with fellow riders.
Sign up for free today and you will automatically be set up with a fundraising page on registration. Join the challenge Facebook group for all the support and encouragement you need from fellow CycleSeptember cyclists!
Go the distance
Choose to cycle 250, 500, 750 or 1,000 km. You can complete your kilometres over the month of September or split them as a team. Record your distance manually or by connecting your fitness tracker to your fundraising page.
Raise vital funds
Share your fundraising page to spread the word! Get your family and friends to sponsor your challenge and raise vital funds in support of veterans’ mental health.
The equivalent of
8.3 km per day
The equivalent of
16.7 km per day
The equivalent of
25 km a day
The equivalent of
33.3 km a day
Secure your medal!
We're excited to share the design for our CycleSeptember 2023 medal!
All fundraisers with £20 or more in donations will receive one at the end of the challenge. Please ensure we have your current address by logging into your fundraising page and selecting 'My Account' from the dropdown menu.
Once you've received yours, we'd love to see a proud photo in our Facebook group!
Although there is no fundraising target, we encourage participants to think big and do the best they can!
So why not try to collect our CycleSeptember rewards?
- All cyclists who raise over £20 will receive a CycleSeptember finisher's medal
- raise £100 for a Combat Stress buff
- raise £250 and you will receive a new design Combat Stress cycling jersey
- and all those who raise £500 will receive one of our extra cosy hoodies.
We will start sending out rewards at the start of each week starting from 21 August.
Connect with our CycleSeptember Community
Join our CycleSeptember Facebook group to connect with fellow fundraisers taking on this amazing challenge, it’s a wonderful community where you can share your photos and show your support for each other. Remember to share your fundraiser on your own Facebook timeline, Twitter and Instagram to let your friends and family know what you’re up to - keeping them updated with your progress is the key to successful fundraising. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CycleSeptember
Virtually cycle the Western Front Way
Use your CycleSeptember to virtually cycle the Western Front Way
We are excited to have partnered with Western Front Way for this challenge!
With their app you can get inspired by real life, global stories with access to historical accounts, letters and other written materials that will bring history to life. As you virtually cover the distance of the Western Front Way, the app offers a deeper understanding of the challenges and struggles that soldiers and civilians faced.
We'll be sending emails throughout your CycleSeptember challenge, linking your distance covered to the Western Front Way.
To access further facts and information, search Western Front Way in App Store or Play Store.
What's the difference between setting up a Facebook Fundraiser or a Combat Stress fundraising page?
This is a hybrid challenge, which means you can collect sponsorship through a Facebook Fundraising page or through our CycleSeptember Combat Stress fundraising platform.
If you register for CycleSeptember through our website, you will automatically be set up Combat Stress fundraising page. You can then choose to 'create a facebook fundraiser' page as well. Any donations made onto your facebook fundraiser will also pull through onto your main fundraising page.
If you register for our CycleSeptember challenge through Facebook, you will automatically be set up with both a Facebook and Combat Stress fundraising page.
What's the benefit of having a Facebook Fundraiser or a Combat Stress fundraising page?
We have made this a hybrid fundraiser to make it as easy as possible for people to take part and collect funds.
Some people are not on Facebook and therefore would prefer to collect funds through their Combat Stress fundraising page. However, some people LOVE facebook and find it easier to share their Facebook Fundraiser to their Facebook contacts.
Please use whichever fundraising page option you prefer! Your friends and family can donate to either fundraising page.
What is the Facebook Group for and how do I join?
How do I upload photos and videos to the Facebook group?
To share a photo or video on the group click on ‘write something’ to type your message, there will also be an icon of a photo, click on that and you will be able to select a photo from your library to include. We absolutely love to hear how you are all getting on so please do share, share away in the group!
Can I create a Team Fundraising Page?
Creating a team fundraising page is a great way to collect funds. Through your Combat Stress fundraising page, you will have the option to create a team fundraising page which members can join.
All team members individual fundraising efforts will pool into the team fundraising total.
How do I record my kilometers?
You can connect your fitness tracker (Strava, fitbit, Map My Fitness) to your fundraising page or you can add your klicks manually to your fundraising page!
You can keep track however you like, have a chat with other fundraisers in the Facebook Group and see how they’re recording theirs.
Can I complete my kilometers in one go?
Of course, you can! This is a virtual challenge done your way.
Supporters can complete their miles all in one, spread them across a couple of days or complete their miles throughout September - the choice is yours.
When will I receive my medal?
All participants who raise £20 or more will receive a CycleSeptember finishers' medal. Medals will be sent out the week commencing 05 September.
What’s the best way to smash my fundraising target?
Share, share, share! Share your progress, share your photos but more importantly, share your fundraising page. We also have handy pre-written social media posts and emails to make sharing your fundraising page simple. The more you share, the more people will see it and the quicker you’ll reach your fundraising goal! People often need reminding 2 or 3 times before making a donation, so don’t be afraid to shout out about your challenge!
How do people donate if they’re not on Facebook?
When you register for this event a Facebook fundraiser and a regular fundraising page are created for you. If your friends or family aren’t able to donate through Facebook, they can make a donation through your regular fundraising page or through the donate button on our web page.
Will I receive a cycling jersey?
Anyone who raises £250+ will be sent a Combat Stress branded cycling jersey. Rewards are sent out weekly and take 4-6 working days to arrive.
Do I need to provide evidence to Combat Stress that I’ve completed my kilometers?
No, we trust you! You don’t need to send us evidence to prove you’ve completed the challenge. We do recommend that you update your fundraising page fitness section, your Facebook Fundraiser and post on your social media accounts where you are with the challenge to let friends and family know how you’re getting on!
We recommend sharing photos and videos of you doing your klicks and please also share them with the group as we’d love to see as many of your pics and films as possible.
Can I raise money using a sponsorship form?
We’d prefer you to raise money online with Facebook or your regular fundraising page, but if that’s not possible our sponsorship form is available from the media tab in the Facebook group or the resources section of our event page, alternatively email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01372 587 140 and we’ll send you one.
How do I pay in any cash or cheques I’ve collected?
You can pay your offline donations into our bank account: Combat Stress / 60-00-01 / 00100013. Please use your surname and CycleSep as the reference and let us know you’ve made the payment by emailing email@example.com
Please remember to post your sponsorship form, with a note stating your name and challenge to:
If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please include that with your sponsorship form and mail it to the address above.
Or you can call the office on 01372 587 140 and make a donation over the phone between 9.30 – 3pm Monday to Friday.
Do I have to be over 18 to join the challenge?
Under 18s are welcome, although you have to be over 18 to join the Facebook Group. If you are under 18 and want to take part, get your parent or guardian to join the group and set up your fundraising page here.
Thank you for your interest in CycleSeptember.
We look forward to hearing from you. To get in touch, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.