Ride to Victory

Take on our August cycle challenge
complete 100, 250 or 500 miles! 

Your cycle, your way, for veterans' mental health.

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Raised so far

£1,418

Our goal

£20,000

How it works

Sign-up for free and choose to cycle 100, 250 or 500 miles this August in support of veterans' mental health. All cyclists who raise over £20 will receive a Ride to Victory 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 in one day, over a week or clock up your miles between 01 and 31 August. 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. 

Register

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 Ride to Victory cyclists!

Go the distance

Choose to cycle 100, 250 or 500 miles. You can complete your miles all in one, over the month of August or split your miles as a team. Record your miles 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. 

Rewards

Although there is no fundraising target, we encourage participants to think big and do the best they can!

We feel you should be rewarded for your efforts, so why not try to collect our Ride to Victory rewards?  All cyclists who raise over £20 will receive a Ride to Victory finishers medal, £100 a Combat Stress buff, raise £250 and you will receive a Combat Stress cycling jersey and those who raise £500 will receive a battery power bank.

We will send out rewards at the start of each week starting from 18 July

Connect with our Ride to Victory Community

#RidetoVictory

@combatstress

Join our Ride to Victory 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 #RidetoVictory

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FAQs

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 Ride to Victory Combat Stress fundraising platform. 

If you register for Ride to Victory 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 Ride to Victory 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?

We encourage all Ride to Victory participants to join the Facebook Group.

This is a fantastic closed group for participants to communicate with one another and share their Ride to Victory journey and support others taking on the challenge.

Click here to join the Facebook Group.

All participants in the Facebook Group will go into a draw to win a Combat Stress hoodie.

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?

Yes!

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 miles? 

You can connect your fitness tracker (Strava, fitbit, Map My Fitness) to your fundraising page or you can add your miles manually to your fundraising page!

You can keep track of your miles however you like, have a chat with other fundraisers in the Facebook Group and see how they’re recording theirs.  

  

Can I complete my miles 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 August. The choice is yours.

When will I receive my medal? 

All paticipants who raise £20 or more will receive a Ride to Victory 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 2-3 working days to arrive.

Do I need to provide evidence to Combat Stress that I’ve completed my miles? 

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 miles 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 challenges@combatstress.org.uk 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 R2V as the reference and let us know you’ve made the payment by emailing challenges@combatstress.org.uk

Please remember to post your sponsorship form, with a note stating your name and challenge to: 

Combat Stress 

Fundraising Department 

Tyrwhitt House 

Oaklawn Road 

Leatherhead 

Surrey 

KT22 0BX 

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.

My question’s not been answered in the FAQs? 

Please email us your question at challenges@combatstress.org.uk or give us a call on 01372 587 140 

Contact us

Thank you for your interest in Ride to Victory.

We look forward to hearing from you. To get in touch, please contact challenges@combatstress.org.uk.

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