The #850 Cycle Challenge
There are 850 million people living with kidney disease worldwide. This is not OK. Make 2021 count and join the #850CycleChallenge starting this July and give hope to a brighter future for kidney patients.
Be part of something!
Join the big #850CycleChallenge this summer and raise vital funds to stop kidney disease destroying lives.
Choose your #850CycleChallenge
As part of #TeamKidney you’ll receive…
Other ways to get involved…
Join our #850StepChallenge, complete 8,500 steps a day, any month you choose.
Aim to raise £85
Walk, run or cycle 850 miles/km in 2021. Your #850Challenge, your way!
Do your own fundraiser
Raise £85 or £850 by doing whatever you want to do. Hold a bake sale, shave your head or host your own virtual quiz.
Make sure you shout far and wide about your #850CycleChallenge
What are you doing?
Tell us what you’re doing for your #850CycleChallenge and get a FREE fundraising pack full of tips and ideas.
Share it on social
Tell all your friends and family that you’re stepping and fundraising to end kidney disease.
Frequently asked questions
Choose your distance depending on your cycling ability and whether you think you will be able to complete the challenge. If you are an elite or very keen cyclist an Epic 850 km/miles in 85 days. If you are more of a causal rider then chose 85 km/miles in July. If you are planning to do the challenge with your family to get outdoors and do something together then 8.5km/miles in July is for you.
You can complete your distance any way and any time you like as long as you begin the challenge in July. Whether going for a long ride on a weekend or short rides everyday through the week, it will all count towards your target.
Use a fitness track app or Fitbit to record your miles. Join the Strava Club and be proud as punch as you watch your distance increase with every ride out.
You can personalise your page, add photos, talk about what you’re doing and why, set a fundraising target and then send your page link to your friends, family and colleagues so that they can sponsor you easily and securely.
All money donated online is received directly into our bank account which means you do not have to spend time collecting in any money raised.
If you are having issues setting up your online fundraising page, please call our Supporter Care Team on 0300 303 1100
Our policy, like that of many other charities, is that Gift Aid is not included in sponsorship targets.
You will receive your free snood once you have filled in the registration form and set up your fundraising page either as Facebook Fundraiser or on Just Giving. Please allow at least two weeks from the date you register for this to be sent out in the post to you.
You will receive your free cycling jersey when you raise £250 or more. Please allow at least two weeks from this time for this to be sent out in the post to you.
The #850CycleChallenge Facebook Group is a safe space for Kidney Research UK supporters who are taking part in the challenge to chat to fellow fundraisers, share experiences, stories, pictures and fundraising tips and get support to keep you motivated throughout the challenge.
We recommend that everyone taking part in the challenge joins the #850Cycling Facebook group.
Please send your cheque made payable to ‘Kidney Research UK’ to:
Supporter Care Team
Kidney Research UK
Lynch Wood Park
If you have received one of our fundraising toolkits, you can complete the banking form found within the pack and enclose with your cheque/s.
Use our online donation form to pay in your sponsorship money.
Raffles can be a great way of raising some additional money for your challenge. However, there are some strict rules governing how they can be run.
The simplest way to hold a raffle within the rules is to hold it alongside another event; a pub quiz for example. You will need to sell the tickets during your event, and the raffle has to be drawn and prizes given out on the same night. If you do a raffle this way, you won’t need a licence.
Yes absolutely, if there are two or more of you doing an event, then you can get together to raise your money. Just remember that sponsorship targets are per person.
Got a question? Get in touch
If you have a question or would like to chat about one of our events, the team here at Kidney Research UK are happy to help. Please get in touch.