About Virtual Velo
Virtual Velo™ is a brand new cycling challenge with a difference.
Your hospital charity is giving you the chance to cycle either 500 miles (the distance from Birmingham to Hamburg) or 1,000 miles (the distance from Birmingham to Rome) in an epic challenge that puts you in control. Unlike any other cycling event, Virtual Velo™ lasts the entire summer and allows you to clock up the hard miles at your leisure.
You choose your distance, set up your challenge page and can 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 add photos from your ride, join leaderboards and participate in the Virtual Velo™ Whats App group and join us on group rides.
Every mile that you cycle counts towards your overall total, so whether it's your morning commute to work or a long Sunday ride through the countryside you can get closer to your target.
Virtual Velo™ raises money to support patients and families at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital. You can choose which hospital, department or ward to fundraise for.
Everyone who completes their challenge and raises at least £100 will receive their very own Virtual Velo medal, and the top fundraisers will be entered into a draw to win a three night break to Hamburg or Rome, so get pedalling and collect sponsorship money to support patients and their families across the West Midlands!