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Organise your own cycle

"At times I found myself awash with emotion. Despite your muscles aching, you realise the significance of what you are doing; supporting a fabulous charity." - Tim

Feel the burn for better days ahead.  

Whether you long to take on the route of your dreams, you thrive on healthy competition between friends, or simply like to grab life by both handlebars, organise your own cycle and with every pedal, every mile and every hill, bring help and hope to everyone living with dementia. 

Whether you do a solo challenge or come together with friends, every pound you raise will help to provide life-changing dementia support.  

So what are you waiting for? Make your cycle matter and order a free fundraising pack today.

When you raise £100 for Alzheimer's Society, we'll send you a medal in the post to wear with pride. Raise £300 to receive a cycling jersey to wear on your next ride.

How to get started

 Fill in our online form and we'll send you a fundraising pack 
Choose a location and plan your route. Will you go indoor or outdoor?
Tell your friends and family and get fundraising! 
Take on your cycle and help to provide help and hope

What you’ll get 

When you fundraise for Alzheimer's Society, you will receive: 

  • A welcome pack with tops tips to get you started including fundraising help
  • A medal once you raise £100
  • Free cycling jersey once you raise £300 
  • Access to our online fundraising hub and materials 
  • Support from our dedicated events team 
  • Training information and access to professional coaches 
  • Access to a Facebook group where you can get support from other cyclists


'It was a truly amazing adventure. I met some lovely people along the way and passed through countryside I had never been to.' - Darren

‘My experience of cycling from London to Paris was life-changing. It took me from being a couch potato to super fit. It focused me on the positive things in life and really got me out of the mind-set that I was in.’ - 

The difference your fundraising can make 

Your cycle could have a life-changing impact for people affected by dementia: 

£100 can provide our lab with 269 DNA duplicators. DNA samples are incredibly small. However, researchers can use a DNA duplicator to help copy the DNA strands, giving researchers larger samples to study. 

£250 can fund the work of a Telephone Dementia Adviser for two days. Open seven days a week, the Dementia Connect Support Line is there for people whenever they need it. Dementia Advisers will provide a listening ear, specialist guidance, and support people in accessing services that are right for them. 

£500 can cover the funds of registering 13 people with our Dementia Voice platform. This means they can tell their story, their way. Whether this is through campaigning work, speaking at events, or sharing their experiences in media, this platform means people have a better understanding of life with dementia. 

Your wheelie incredible efforts will leave you with calves of steel, an adrenaline rush like no other and immense pride as you cycle towards a world where dementia does not devastate lives. 


All UK residents who raise £100 or more on their JustGiving fundraising page will receive a special medal in the post to say thank you. When you raise £300 or more we will send you a technical cycling jersey.

We'll send out one medal or jersey per fundraising page setup. You don't need to do anything to claim each reward, we'll pop them in the post once you hit the target, but please allow 4 weeks for them to arrive. If it's been longer than 4 weeks and you haven't heard from us, please contact us here so we can help.

Not at all! Whether you cycle 10 miles or 1000, it’s completely up to you. Also, there’s no time limit so you can do it all at your own pace. When you sign up you will have access to training advice in our hub. 

Think about where you want to cycle; would you prefer an indoor challenge at the gym, or an outdoor challenge across cityscapes or green fields? How many days can you commit to the challenge, and how far do you think you can go each time? Or do you want to check off a bucket list cycle like Land's End to John O'Groats?

Once you have a plan for your cycle, follow our 4 simple steps above. We'll be there to support you with your fundraising along the way. We ask for you to choose an event date when you sign up, but please put an estimate if you're not sure, and just let us know once this is confirmed. 

Absolutely! We ask for the date of your cycle when you register as this allows us to send you support leading up to your challenge, but if you are not yet sure when to do yours please put a rough estimate on the online form. We are also aware that plans may change or you have to push back the date. In any of these cases, please contact us with your revised date so we can keep supporting you ahead of your cycle for Alzheimer's Society. 

Yes! The more the merrier. Just ask each group member to sign up here. You can also set up a JustGiving page as a group or individually.

There’s no minimum fundraising target, but if you raise £100 you will receive a medal, and if you raise £300 or more you will receive a stylish Alzheimer’s Society cycling jersey. The more you raise, the more you will be helping people affected by dementia.

A sponsorship form will be in your event fundraising pack and you can download one too. We can of course send more copies in the post if you need them - simply contact us to request this.  

Our handy pack and online fundraising hub contain all kinds of tips and advice for fundraising. There are a whole host of ideas, from cake sales to quizzes. Setting up a JustGiving page is easy and if you share it with friends and family on social media they can see your achievements.

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