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Frequently Asked Questions



We’re asking cyclists to raise as much as they can to help beat prostate cancer and save men’s lives. We’d suggest aiming for £200.   

£200 could pay for ten hours of research, bringing us closer to stopping prostate cancer being a killer.

We would encourage you to start fundraising as soon as you have registered for the Big Blue Bike Ride. You can keep fundraising before, during and up to six weeks after the ride. 

Getting started with your fundraising is really simple. Here are three easy steps to get going:

  1. Set up your JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/prostatecancer
  2. Share your fundraising page link with friends and family, and ask them to donate
  3. Pop in a donation yourself to get the ball rolling

We’ll be on hand to support and offer advice on how to smash your fundraising target - feel free to get in touch with any questions by emailing cycling@prostatecanceruk.org. We’ll also send you tips leading up to the ride.

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We encourage all cyclists to set up a JustGiving page for this event – this is the easiest way for you to collect your sponsorship money. You can send the link to your JustGiving page to your family and friends,  so they can make a donation to your page. 

  1. Set up your JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/prostatecancer
  2. Share your fundraising page link with friends and family, and ask them to donate
  3. Your lifesaving donations will come straight to Prostate Cancer UK without you needing to do anything  

2023 Event Information 

The Big Blue Bike Ride will take place on Sunday 10 September 2023.

The ride will start and finish from Windsor & Eton Football Club, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR.

The charity's event village will be open from 7:30am 

The Epic route will begin from 8:30am, and the Classic riders will set off from 9:15am. 

It is possible that the start times may change before the event. We will keep this information as up to date as possible and let you know of any changes well in advance of the ride.

Free parking for this event will be located at Centrica, Millstream, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor SL4 5GD.

Parking here will be open from 7.00am and all cars must be off site by 6.00pm at the latest. From there, Windsor FC is a 10 minute cycle ride, so the perfect warm up before you start your ride. 

You can download the GPS route from Centrica Parking to Windsor & Eton FC here.

If you would like parking closer to the venue, there are limited free car parking spaces available at:

  •   Long Walk Gate car park, Crown Cottages, Kings Rd, Windsor SL4 2BQ (3-minute bike ride from Windsor FC).
  •   Princess Courtes Drive car park, Windsor SL4 2BD  (5-minute bike ride from Windsor FC).

Please note, there will be no parking or drop off facilities at Windsor FC for this event. 

If you have any accessibility needs, please get in touch with us at  cycling@prostatecanceruk.org.

Yes, you can get to the venue several ways: 

By Train 

Windsor & Eton Riverside – Trains run directly from Clapham Junction and Waterloo

Windsor & Eton Central – From Paddington to West Country – change at Slough for the Branch-line to Windsor. 

Please note, the venue is a 30 minute walk from Windsor Town Centre, whether you are arriving at either station.   

By Bus 

There is a frequent Bus Service from Windsor Town Centre which stops outside of the venue. 

We advise you to check your journey in advance in case of engineering works or travel disruptions on your route. 

We would love for you to set up a team. Please follow the steps below: 

  1. Ask each member of your team to register for the event on our website 
  2. During registration you will each be asked to set up a JustGiving Fundraising page 
  3. Once you have all registered and have your JustGiving pages follow this guide on JustGiving to create and invite members to your team 

We recommend that riders register online ahead of the ride, to avoid delays on the day and to receive t-shirts and rider packs ahead of the ride, but we will be accepting on-the-day registrations.

You can register on-the-day from 7.30am. Just head to the registration desk in our event village at Windsor Football Club.

If you registered online before Monday 4 September 2023 you’ll receive your rider pack by post. This should
be with you by Friday 9 September at the latest.

If you haven’t received it by then, please get in touch via cycling@prostatecanceruk.org to let us know.

If you registered in 2022 and have misplaced or lost your rider pack, we're sending out new rider packs for 2023. You’ll receive your rider pack by post and this should be with you by Friday 9 September at the latest.

If you haven’t received it by then, please get in touch via cycling@prostatecanceruk.org to let us know.

Both routes are on-road so your bike must be suitable for road riding. If you want to check if your bike is suitable for the ride then please contact us at cycling@prostatecanceruk.org.

If you have any accessibility needs, please get in touch at cycling@prostatecanceruk.org so we can support you.

Yes, registration for this charity event is £35 per rider.  

Your £35 fee includes a free t-shirt upon entry, a rider pack to get you ready for the Big Blue Bike Ride and a medal when you cross the finish line.

Yes. There will be toilets to use throughout the day at Windsor Football Club and food and drink for you to buy before and after your ride. There will also be toilets available at rest stops.

The Classic – approximately 40 miles, suitable for beginner cyclists who have put in some training beforehand. We’ll be on hand to help with training advice well before the event, so you can make the most of your ride.

The Epic – approximately 65 miles, suitable for 18 years and over only, due to the distance and technical challenge of the ride. 

Both routes start and finish at Windsor Football Club. More details about the routes will be available soon and are subject to change.

Yes, you can check out our Classic and Epic routes below. 

On the day of the ride, the route will be clearly sign-posted and marshalled. Please note, these routes are subject to change.

We also have GPX files available for each route: 

The Classic

The Epic

Yes - you’re welcome to change your route on the day of the ride. Please bring your rider number to the registration desk when you arrive and we will give you a new rider number and update your details.

We’ve teamed up with Runningwithus, to give you expert information on how to train safely in the run up to your Big Blue Bike Ride.

RunningWithUs created bespoke training plans for our two Big Blue Bike Ride routes:

The 40 mile Classic

The 65 mile Epic

If you’re feeling a bit rusty, check out Runningwithus’ guide to better cycling for more advice.

The Epic ride is an adult only ride (18 years and over) due to the distance and technical challenge of the ride. 

You must be over 14-years-old to take part in the Classic ride. Anyone under 18 years of age will need a parent or guardian to register on their behalf. As the parent or guardian, you agree to take full responsibility at all times for any children under the age of 18 that you have registered to attend the Big Blue Bike Ride. 

If you would like to register a child between 14-17 years of age, please contact us at cycling@prostatecanceruk.org

Yes. For your safety at this event, we strongly recommend always wearing a helmet whilst you are cycling. Please make sure your helmet conforms to current regulations, is the correct size and securely fastened.

For further information about cycling safely, please refer to our cycling code of conduct

The Big Blue Bike Ride will be supported by experienced mechanics on the day. More information about where they will be stationed and how to get in touch with them will be available well in advance of the event. 

Both routes will be fully sign-posted and marshalled to make sure your ride is safe and enjoyable. There will be rest stops with food and drink, a medical team, mechanics, and support recovery vehicles if you need to pull out of the event at any time. 

This charity event may be photographed or filmed by Prostate Cancer UK and our event delivery partner Pennine Events LTD, for our use in print, press and online marketing. By attending this event you're giving consent for your image to appear in these. If you're concerned or do NOT wish to be part of these materials, please contact us in advance of the day by emailing cycling@prostatecanceruk.org. Or speak to a member of staff when you arrive on 11 September and we can make sure your wishes are upheld.

The cut-off time for the ride is 4pm. If you do not make this cut off time, we will have recovery vehicles that can transport you and your bike back to the finish line.  

Whilst there will be refreshments available at Windsor Football Club and rest stops along the route, we would also recommend that you bring your own food and drink for while you are out on the ride – especially if you have any dietary requirements or allergies.     

We’ve teamed up with Pennine Events who recommend bringing::

  • A waterproof cycle jacket 
  • Your Prostate Cancer UK T-shirt, which you received after signing up. Or your blue Prostate Cancer UK cycling jersey, if you raise over £500. 
  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycle shoes 
  • Helmet (to be worn throughout the ride - Snell, ANSI or CE approved) 
  • Bike lock 
  • Drinks bottle and personal snacks 
  • Sunglasses and sun cream 
  • Casual clothes and a change of footwear for before and after the ride 
  • Carry a spare inner tube, tyre levers and a pump 
  • Bring sufficient layers of clothing with you – these should be brightly coloured, or highly visible clothing so other motorists can spot you easily

Although we will have support on-hand during the event, we recommend that you learn or know how to repair a puncture and get your bike serviced before the event day.  

Once you complete the Big Blue Bike Ride you will get a well-deserved finisher medal. You can then enjoy our event village at Windsor Football Club, where there will be food and drink available while you celebrate with your friends and family.   

We encourage your friends and family to join us at Windsor Football Club to cheer you on. There will be food and drink to buy, music and seating. 

They are also welcome to join us along the routes and at our Mile for Men to support you. More details about where they can wait will be available well in advance of the event.

Whilst we would love to welcome your friends and families to our rest stops, we ask that these areas are reserved for our cyclists, so there is enough space for them to rest and enjoy a refreshment.

The Mile for Men is a mile within the ride dedicated to all the dads, brothers, partners, grandads, sons, uncles and mates affected by prostate cancer. When you enter the Mile for Men at Dorney Common, take a moment to ride, remember and reflect:

Ride for the 1 in 8 men affected by prostate cancer in the UK.

Remember and celebrate the times you’ve shared with the men you love.

Reflect on the challenge you’ve taken on to help beat prostate cancer.

Bring your bike and join us at our Big Blue Bike Ride in Windsor this September. Ride and raise money to help beat prostate cancer. Get in touch with us at cycling@prostatecanceruk.org if you have any questions about taking part.

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