1) Sign up
If you haven’t already signed up for the Rideathon, you can do so below:
2) Start fundraising
Let people know you’re taking part in Rideathon and ask them to sponsor you.
Raising whilst riding has never been easier. Most fundraisers set up a JustGiving page. It only takes a few minutes, you can write a short story about why you’re fundraising, and you can add pictures of your progress as you go. You can also share it on your social media – the more people that can see you, the more likely you are to get donations to your cause.
Prefer to keep it offline? Don’t worry, just print a copy of our paper sponsor form to keep track of your sponsors.
3) Plan your route
It’s not an endurance challenge, so you don’t have to complete the 70km in one go. Try to break it up into manageable chunks.
Whether you keep to your local routes, or if you would prefer to explore further afield, make sure you know your route in advance by checking on the relevant maps. To identify suitable places to ride read our advice on finding a new route.
Remember that depending on where you live, Covid-19 restrictions differ currently, so make sure you stay safe and adhere to guidelines.
4) Tracking your miles
It’s important to track the distance you travel so you know when you’ve achieved (or exceeded) your goal of 70km.
You may have a good idea of the distance you will be traveling from planning your route, but if not, there are many smart phone apps available that can accurately keep a log of your hacks, walks rides etc - fitness tracking apps that use GPS are ideal.
We’ve developed a handy form which you can use to keep a tally of the distance travelled during each of your hacks out.
Remember, there’s no time limit to complete the challenge, just try to finish by 31 October. If you can’t, don’t worry – as long as you’ve signed up and fundraise we’ll still support you.
5) Picture perfect
We all love taking photos when out on a hack - share your snaps with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #RideOutUK so we can all see the beautiful places you ride. We’ll share our favourite on our national social accounts.
Why not tell your yard bestie about the challenge too so they can join in on the action.
6) Sending your stuff back
Once you’ve completed your target and raised your funds, email our fundraising team and share your online fundraising page to show you’ve smashed the challenge.
If you’ve tracked your fundraising by paper, send your sponsor form, your overall distance and a cheque written out to ‘The British Horse Society’ to:
The British Horse Society
FAO Fundraising Dept