When does the event take place? Back to top
London to Cambridge - 10 May COMPLETED
London to Brighton - 12 July COMPLETED
Halloween - 25 October PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
How do I apply for a place in Moonriders? Back to top
Entries for Moonriders are open now. Apply for your place at www.moonriders.co.uk. During registration, you can choose to support Macmillan as your chosen charity. Upon completing your registration, you will receive a fundraising pack and training guide from us. This can also be found electronically in the participants’ area of the Moonriders website.
How much money do I have to raise? Back to top
For the remaining moonride - Halloween, you will need to pledge to raise a minimum of £250 for Macmillan on top of your £39 registration fee. We will support you in this by providing you with a fundraising guide with hints and tips.
What difference will my sponsorship make? Back to top
Moonriders is a major fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support. Your support will go a huge way to help people affected by cancer, for example:
- Every £100 spent on the Macmillan Benefits Helpline helps people affected by cancer to claim £2,691 in benefits to which they are entitled
- £184 could fund a Macmillan nurse for one day
- £350 could pay for a much-needed convalescent break for someone with cancer and their carer
- £769 could fund a Macmillan social worker for a working week
- Around £60,000 could help fund a new small Macmillan information and support centre.
What kind of support will Macmillan give me? Back to top
When you join Team Macmillan you will be supported throughout your entire event experience. In addition to our initial fundraising pack, we'll send you regular newsletters with tips to help you prepare for the big day. And if that isn't enough, we will give support to you through the night and offer a well-deserved congratulations at the end of the event.
Moonriders is challenging, but perfect for those of any cycling ability. While some take part with friends, people also come on their own, so it's a great way of meeting new people. So whether you’re a beginner or a pro, this is the event for you.
Macmillan challenges are designed to be accessible to anyone of average fitness and a full training programme will be included in your fundraising pack. The Halloween moonride route is 50 miles, so be prepared to put in some training before the challenge.
What kind of bike do I use? Back to top
Any type of standard bike is suitable for Moonriders so use the style you are most comfortable with. The only condition is that it is in good, working order! The route will take place on roads so a road/racer style bike is best suited and will make the ride easier.
What happens if I get injured? Back to top
If you are injured while training we recommend you contact your GP or a specialist sports injury clinic. They will be able to advise you if you are fit enough to take part. If you do need to withdraw you will need to notify the event organisers as soon as possible. Please let Team Macmillan know that you will not be taking part.
If you get injured during the challenge, you will be supported by roaming medics and an experienced event crew who will be on-hand to help you out if needed.
If you have any further questions that aren't answered here, then get in touch with the Macmillan biking team on 020 7840 7875 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.