JOIN AN OLYMPIC CYCLIST ON A VIRTUAL RIDE
£60.00
Perfect gift
All proceeds to charity
Get refugees cycling!
Product details
Hosted by a GB Gold Medallist
Multiple dates in April and May 2021: tbc
Proportion of your purchase goes directly to The Bike Project
Choose your Olympian
Intimate experience with 30 people 
How your gift helps

By purchasing an experience as a gift for someone else, or for yourself, you will help us provide bikes to refugees! The perfect present for a cycling enthusiast! 

For the keen cyclists in your world, I am sure lockdown has seen them do a virtual ride with professional avatars, usually as part of a 1000 strong peloton. This time you get to chat to them as part of a VIP exclusive 30 person peloton.

You will fire up your video stream to meet at the cyclists home training lab, warm up together over group introductions. Here, you’ll learn about each other’s favourite rides, tours, courses, and neighbourhoods!

Over the next hour, the cyclist will take you on a journey that weaves their life story and lessons learned from sport through their favourite rides around the world. In this virtual journey, each location will be its own marquee ride. In the beginning, the cyclist will take 5-10 minutes to share some photos from their experience and talk logistics—like what makes each course challenging.

Then, you’ll have a 3-5 minute interval training session relating to the specifics of the course. You’ll wrap everything up with some rest and time for questions. Throughout, you'll get an inside feel for strategies and an understanding of how they led to success at each destination.

In the final ten minutes, as you cool down on the bike, the cyclist will answer any questions about their training, journey as an Olympian, kit, or their goals for the next year. Don't be shy!

As you wrap up, the cyclist will also give you an up-close and personal look at their jerseys and medals.

FAQs
Gifts for Refugees
  • Right, so what is this Gifts for Refugees malarkey?
    Gifts for Refugees is our way of helping you make a charitable donation on behalf of someone else. Do I hear you yelling, 'IT'S CHRRRRRIIIIIIIISTMAS!' Yes, I think I do. Don't forget, it's also Hanukkah, Hogmanay, Human Rights Day - and probably someone's birthday soon.

    The idea is that you choose a gift that roughly corresponds to the cost of providing one of our services to refugees.

    At the moment, we have three levels:
    1. £20 for a cycling safety kit that includes a helmet, high-vis, bike lock and lights so that one of our beneficiaries can cycle safely in London.
    2. £50 for a kid's bike, plus cycling safety kit, so that a young refugee can enjoy the simple pleasure of learning to ride.
    3. £100 for a fully refurbished adult bike, plus cycling safety kit, so that a refugee or asylum seeker can access vital services around London for free.
    We'll send you a very special PDF gift card to give to your loved ones, while we take your money and use it to get more refugees cycling this holiday season!
  • What happens to the money when I buy one of your Gifts for Refugees?
    Your purchase (and any Gift Aid contribution) will be used to fund our range of charitable activities to help get refugees cycling.

    For example, if you were to give £20 for a cycling safety kit, we can use this to provide a helmet, high-vis, lights and a lock to one of our refugee beneficiaries.

    Sometimes it's not bike lights that our beneficiaries need, but a cycling lesson, or a new set of tyres. So, in order to continue to provide our full range of services, please be aware that some of your donation could be used for a different item or service.

    Whatever happens, we promise that the full value of your gift will always be used to get refugees cycling!
  • I get that this is a donation, but can you send me something that I can actually give to my friends/family/colleagues?
    Absolutely! After you make your purchase, you'll be sent an email containing a very special link to a very special PDF that you can download and print at home.

    This PDF boasts a photo of your chosen Gift, along with a special thank-you message from The Bike Project. Cheers!
  • Can I claim Gift Aid?
    If you're a UK taxpayer, then yes - and please do! It means The Bike Project can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate, at no additional cost to you.

    Simply click the tick box on the product page (above the 'Add to Cart' button) to show that you have read the following Gift Aid declaration:

    I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and / or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

    We'll do the rest!
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