Ride for Mental Health
Sat 30 Sep - Sun 31 Dec 2023 Anywhere

Ride for Mental Health

Virtual challenge to ride 100 miles over a month to help your own mental health and that of others - plus you get a cycling jersey and medal! There's a Land's End to John O'Groats team option too.

  • Sat 30 Sep - Sun 31 Dec 2023

Ride for Mental Health



All ages

  • 1 month road cycling


Ride for Mental Health is Rethink Mental Illness' very first virtual cycling challenge and you are invited to join and be a part of the mission, improving the lives of people affected by mental illness.

Whichever way you complete your 100 miles cycle or team Land's End to John O'Groats challenge, you will be supporting your own mental health as well as people living with mental illness.


  • Complete 100 miles over the course of one month
  • Land's End to John O'Groats team challenge (that's 874 miles total)
  • Outdoors, indoors, town, country, flat or hilly - it's up to you!
  • Start your challenge anytime
  • Sign up solo or create a team
  • Step up, push yourself and reach a new level
  • Get sponsors or donate
  • Receive a medal and a cycling jersey

The challenge you need

This challenge is for everyone, regardless of fitness level or ability. Here are just some of the many benefits to you:

  • Lose weight
  • Decrease stress
  • Develop healthier habits
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Sense of achievement
  • Feel happier

Improving mental wellbeing

This virtual challenge highlights the importance of keeping your mental wellbeing in check. Getting involved in a virtual challenge like this can help to keep you motivated and healthy, whilst also raising awareness of the charity and showing your support - for an even greater feel-good factor!

  • All fitness levels
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Virtual option
  • Wheelchair users

Corporate challenge

  • A fun, physical challenge to bring your team together virtually!
  • Get together with your favourite cycling pals and ride this legendary 874-mile cycle virtually.
  • Work together to hit your mileage count and your fundraising target.
  • Or challenge your workmates to see who can reach the goal the fastest.


Team benefits

  • Promote and improve physical and mental wellbeing both at home and at work
  • Improve team engagement
  • Boost morale through this short, fun, physical challenge
  • Achieve CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) goals
  • Team rewards - matching medals and kit


Team fundraising page

Your team can have a joint fundraising page and a joint fundraising target so that you can fundraise collectively to reach a single goal. This helps increase feel-good factor! There is a fundraising target per person, but your team can set its own goal.


  • Rural
  • Urban

  • Medal
  • T-shirt


  • A cycling jersey if you reach £75 fundraising
  • A snazzy medal if you raise over £75
  • Other incentives for hitting your main target
  • Tips and advice on your cycling
  • Support on your fundraising journey

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

Rethink Mental illness

Challenging attitudes on mental health to help anyone affected by mental illness.

  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Entry fees

Entry fee