What you need to do
If you're all signed up, then it's time to get cracking.
Get a bike: You'll need a bike which can make it 145 miles to Amsterdam. We recommend getting a road bike. Make sure you’ve given it a service before you set off. Ipswich Town FC’s team approached a local cycle shop, which donated a bike to the captain and then went on to sell bikes to the rest of the team.
Choose your route: Get your mates together and decide whether it’s north or south. We have two routes this year, London to Amsterdam and Yorkshire to Amsterdam.
Register with our tour operator: Register with our tour operator, pay the £149 registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum £1,000. Last year we sold out, don't miss out and make sure you and your team get signed up early. Book early!
Set up your online fundraising page: They're easy to set up, and the best pages are the ones that are kept up to date. It’s the easiest way for people to donate to your challenge and you can claim Gift Aid to get an additional 25% on every penny you raise. Link your online fundraising page up to your club captain’s page so everyone can see how much you're raising as a team.
Raise £600 by 1 April 2016: We need you to have raised £600 by 3 April so we can secure your place on the ride, and we'd ask you to complete your fundraising by mid July. Our fundraising tips will help you do this, but that's just the start. We'll have lots of ideas to make it easy for you in our regular newsletters.
Plan your journeys: Whether you're starting in Barnsley or London, you might want to consider staying at the in a local hotel as it's an early start. You can join us for a drink the night before. Come down the night before, and get to know your fellow cyclists.