Got questions?

Before you set your challenge, you have probably got a heap of questions. So here are some things we think you might want to know. If there’s anything we haven’t answered here drop us a line.

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Is there an entry fee?

Nope! None! Zero pounds! Just set a fundraising target as you build your page.

Is there a minimum fundraising pledge?

Nope! Just raise what you can. Be ambitious with your event and fundraising target and see how you get on!

Who can take part?

Anyone! You can set your own challenge or do one as a family or group of friends.

What challenge can I do?

It’s pretty much up to you. We’ve listed Walk, Run, Swim and Cycle as options, but if you want to add an extra element to your challenge, you can include this in your fundraising page bio.

You could walk a mile a day for the month, you and your family could hop 5 miles round your block over a week, or even run or cycle a 26.2 mile marathon over a day, week, month or the whole of September!

Need some ideas? Just get in touch!

When does Round Britain start?

 The campaign is running throughout September, but you can sign up any time to complete a challenge and add some miles to the challenge.

When creating your fundraising page you can opt to take on your challenge over a day, a week or the whole month. It’s never too late to sign up (unless its October in which case it is unfortunately too late to sign up!)

Can we take part as a team?

Yes! You could sign up as a household or take on a challenge with friends or colleagues, together but socially distanced or as a virtual team. Think of a cool team name too!

Why is the aim to cover the distance around Britain?

Going round Britain is part of the Trust’s history. In 2017, more than 125 young people, who were all supported by the Trust following cancer treatment, took part in an extraordinary 2,400-mile, 17-leg sailing relay around Britain to celebrate recovery, achievement and potential. Between May and September they visited over 60 coastal towns and ports with five different young people joining the crew for each leg. This epic voyage followed the Trust’s first Round Britain in 2009, when 65 young people, many of whom are still involved with the Trust as volunteers, were involved.

How do I get started? 

 You sign up by building your fundraising page. Then pick the event you want to do, how many miles you aim to cover, and over how long. Add how much you want to raise and your bespoke fundraising page will be created for you. You’re good to go!

How can I ask people to support me?

Once your page is set up you can share directly to facebook, twitter and LinkedIn, or if email works best for you, there is a template email ready to send in 2 clicks!

How do I track my miles online? Do I need a fitness tracker?

You can log your miles in two ways:

1. Link your fundraising page to a fitness tracker or app

Your fundraising page can be linked to FitBit and Strava to automatically sync and add your miles each time you record an activity.

You can use your smartphone to download FitBit or Strava app to get started. After creating an account with your preferred app, login to your Round Britain account and head to the ‘My Challenge Activity’ tab to connect to your fitness app.

Please note, sometimes there can be a delay with your fitness activity showing up on your fundraising page from fitness apps. Please allow 24 hours at most for this to appear.

2. Log your miles manually

To log miles manually, simply login to your online fundraising page and head to the ‘My Fitness Activity’ and follow the prompts to record your activity manually.

How do I link my fitness app with my fundraising page?

1. USE A FITNESS APP (Fitbit or Strava)

Use your personal fitness device and track your workouts with Fitbit or Strava and your miles will automatically be added to your fundraising page.

Step 1: Download the Fitbit or Strava app and set up your account

Step 2: Login to your Round Britain dashboard and select ‘Log My Challenge Activity’

Step 3: Under heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app

Step 4: Follow the prompts to connect the fitness app to your account

Now each time you start a run or walk, take your phone and turn on your app and select 'Start your workout'. Once you end your workout, save it and your workout (distance) will be published on your page the following day (please allow 24 hours).

Please note:

When using ‘Fitbit’, you must ‘start’ an activity and save it. Your daily steps will not automatically add to your page. If you are having issues, try syncing through BOTH your Fitbit and the Fitbit app on your smartphone.

2. ADD YOUR MILES MANUALLY

You can also enter your distance walked manually for your Round Britain challenge.

Use your dashboard to add them to your fundraising page. This is a great option if you’re using a stepping tracker on your phone, a pedometer or log your workouts with Apple Watch Workout or if you don't use a fitness app at all.

Step 1: Login to your dashboard and select ‘Log My Fitness Activity’

Step 2: Under ‘Add activity’, enter the date and distance

Step 3: The number of miles will now appear on your fundraising page!

Simon Says... 

Simon Bradley is one of the Trust's awesome skippers. He answers any burning questions you might have about getting involved in Round Britain Your Way.