Introduction to overseas charity cycle rides
Discover more on your charity bike ride
An overseas charity cycle ride is a superb opportunity to get an alternative view of some great travel destinations so choose a cycling challenge and get on your bike and ride for charity.
If you’d prefer to cover more ground and see more of the area on your charity adventure, you should consider a an overseas cycle tour. Organised in much the same way as treks, by professional tour operators on behalf of the charities, they take place all over the world and include some stunning locations.
You could end up cycling over a volcano for charity, taking on a mountain bike challenge in the likes of Mexico, or even taking a short bike trip along the Nile. There are classic bike rides such as the London to Paris or Amsterdam and you could even take to the Alps or even ride a section of Le Tour, so literally no shortage of charity bike rides and cycle touring opportunities to choose from. The only thing to stop you is your level of adventure and your current fitness - but you can work on that!
The distances covered on a charity bike challenge can vary considerably, as can the severity of the terrain, so make sure you have a good look at the itinerary before committing to anything that you might not be up to. These cycle trips are a great way of getting fit, but if your fitness level at the outset isn’t that good, then you should be looking for a charity bike trip that isn’t too strenuous. For those with a good fitness level, have a look at a challenging ride that covers more significant distances.
The accommodation on your charity bike ride is likely to include nights under canvas as well as hotels, guesthouses and cabins, so be prepared for just about anything. It's not all going to be 5-star luxury, after all that just wouldn't be a challnge would it?
Just like the overseas charity treks, you can select an overseas cycle tour that is made up of riders from just one charity or go for one with a mix of riders from different groups. Whichever option you go for, you are guaranteed a highly professional trip, the memories of which will endure long after the aches in muscles die away.