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Taking on Cycle the Month: Choose Your Challenge? We're here to help. Below you can find ideas, hints, tips, downloads, and words of advice from our super cycling supporter, Asif, who has been there and got his Prostate Cancer UK t-shirt.

<span style="color: #1391C9;">1. Get a plan in place early</span> Organise when you’re going to cycle and think about your goal - do you plan to do a certain number of miles a week or blast it all in a couple of days? If you’re going to cycle throughout a weekend, get your route planned, sort out some snacks and let your friends and family know in case they can come and cheer you on from the pavement.

<span style="color: #1391C9;">2. Set up your online fundraising page</span> Make it as easy as possible for people to give you money by creating an online fundraising page. Make the most of your JustGiving page and make sure it stands out from the crowd by adding in your own picture and story.

<span style="color: #1391C9;">3. Spread the word</span> Your friends and family will be so proud of you for taking this challenge on, as long as they know it's happening. Share your cycling plans on your social media pages, wear one of our branded tops to spread awareness and shout it from the rooftops - you’re doing something incredible!

Local papers are always looking for a great story, so let them know what you’re up to. You can also <a href="mailto:cyclethemonth@prostatecanceruk.org" target="_blank">contact us</a> for a template press release and ongoing support.

<span style="color: #1391C9;">4. Ask the boss!</span> Find out if your employer offers matched giving or would like to give a donation. Remember to add your donation page link to your email signature, and see if you can publicise your story on your intranet to help generate sponsorship.

<span style="color: #1391C9;">5. Thank your sponsors</span> It’s up to you how you want to do this, some people send emails, some send cards, whatever you feel is appropriate make sure you take the time to thank the people that donated to your cause.

Man smiling in his bike helmet and jersey by Tower Bridge

If there’s something we’ve not covered above please let us know by calling 0800 082 1616 or <a href="mailto:cyclethemonth@prostatecanceruk.org" target="_BLANK">contact us</a> online and we’ll do our best to help. You can also check out our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/cyclethemonth" target="_BLANK">Facebook group</a> for updates and discover a whole community offering help and support. If your question is specifically about JustGiving there is excellent support found <a href="https://help.justgiving.com/hc/en-us/categories/200081981-Fundraising" target="_BLANK">here</a>.

One in eight men will get prostate cancer. That’s thousands of dads, partners, brothers, sons, grandads, uncles and mates. Your fundraising will help fund lifesaving research to help beat the disease. 

Ready to get going? 

You should now be ready to get on the saddle and take on Cycle the Month: Choose Your Challenge. If you would like any branded goods, like banners or balloons or collection tins, please <a href="mailto:cyclethemonth@prostatecanceruk.org" target="_BLANK">get in touch</a>.