Take our Poppy Cycle Challenge and cycle 200 miles between our Welfare Centres in Kilmarnock and Inverness.

Our new, exciting cycling challenge is a great way to raise vital funds for veterans and their families in Scotland. It’s a socially distanced, virtual event. You choose how you would like to take part.

  • On the road Take in the stunning Scottish countryside. You decide the route, the pace and the dates. You can either cycle all the way from Kilmarnock to Inverness, or you can clock up the miles on the open road closer to home, completing the distance rather than the actual journey.
  • In the gym  Don’t fancy braving the Scottish weather, or the tough Highland climbs? Take the virtual challenge on a static bike in the gym or at home.

The challenge can be done all year round. See below for more information including how to sign up.

What do I need to get started?

  • Step 1: All you need is a bike and you're ready to get the miles in! 
  • Step 2: Get in touch with your local fundraiser who can provide you with a Poppy cycling jersey and a fundraising pack. We can also help you with your routes and some advice to help you with your challenge.

What age do I need to be to take part?

We encourage riders of all ages and standards to take part – the more the merrier!

Why cycle for Poppyscotland?

Help us ensure that the veterans in Scotland living with mental health, employability, housing or poverty problems receive the support they need. The money you raise will be used to provide vital support to members of our Armed Forces community in Scotland, and their families too. It’s not just a challenge – it’s a journey that you won’t forget.

What do I get when I register?

Your £35 registration fee gets you a Poppyscotland cycling jersey and fundraising pack! We are also here to provide you with fundraising support. 

How do I share my photos and images with you?

Use the hashtags #PoppyCycleChallenge #TeamPoppy and #BehindThemAlways and don’t forget to tag us in using @Poppyscotland. Another great way of making sure we see you as you complete your challenge is to email your local fundraiser using fundraiseforus@poppyscotland.org.uk. We love sharing stories of fundraisers who raise vital funds for us, so please keep in touch and let us know your progress.

What is the route?

There is no one route. We are here to help you plan your own, so get in touch with us on FundraiseForUs@poppyscotland.org.uk and we can help create your route. 

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Registration is £35 which entitles you to a Poppyscotland cycling jersey and fundraising pack.
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If you would like to take part in our Poppy Cycle Challenge please contact your local Fundraiser

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