Virtual Velo™

Cycle 100 miles or take the Marathon Virtual Velo Challenge
in your own time

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What is Virtual Velo™?

Virtual Velo™ is a new challenge, set up by University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, to give you the opportunity to take on a cycling event and help to raise money to support your NHS at this difficult time.

Given the worldwide situation with COVID-19, Velo Birmingham & Midlands 2020 has had to be cancelled. We wanted to give you the chance to carry on cycling, in a way that keeps you and your family safe, and puts you in control.

Virtual Velo gives you the opportunity to take on the 100 mile challenge or the Marathon Challenge (2,620 miles) in your own time, allowing you to clock up the miles at your leisure. Unlike any other cycling event, Virtual Velo is taking place over a 3 month period, allowing you to cycle at your own pace.

Once you’ve decided which challenge you want to take on, set up your challenge page and then link your fitness app – whether that is Strava, MapMyRide or Fitbit – to your page. Every ride you make is then automatically downloaded from your fitness app to your challenge page and adds to the total miles ridden. You can then add photos from your ride, join leaderboards and participate in the Virtual Velo WhatsApp group!

Every mile that you cycle counts towards your overall total, so whether that’s a long Sunday ride through the countryside, or a quick half hour pedal on your fitness bike at home, your efforts get you closer to your target.

The funds raised will go towards our four hospital charities:

Choose your distance!

Whether you’re a novice rider looking to get out on the roads, or an experienced long-distance cyclist, with Virtual Velo you can pick a target distance that suits you!

100 Miles

Set yourself the challenge of cycling 100 miles over the course of the next three months! That’s just over one mile per day. If you’re looking for a way to keep active over the coming months then this is the challenge for you!

100 miles is the distance of the Velo course, and you can break this down into manageable chunks as you chip away at your target distance. This is perfect for stretching your legs and getting in some good exercise!

Remember, you don’t have to complete your miles on the road, if you’ve got an exercise bike at home, or a turbo trainer, then you can complete the challenge without leaving the house.

Marathon Challenge

If you’re looking to complete a big challenge over the coming months then check out our Marathon Virtual Velo Challenge!

This epic challenge will test whether you can cycle 26.2 times the distance of the Velo course over the coming weeks and months. This challenge is perfect for keen cyclists who are looking to give themselves a target to aim for! This challenge is sure to put you through your paces, but you can choose how you break up the mileage.

Remember, you don’t have to complete your miles on the road, if you’ve got an exercise bike at home, or a turbo trainer, then you can complete the challenge without leaving the house.

Leaderboards

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Marathon Challenge
100 Miles