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Biking for Children in Care 

This community of committed cyclists have raised over £1,000,000 for us since their first ride in 2002. This year, they're cycling 200 miles across stunning East Anglia in their continued mission to support children in care and care-experienced young people.

What is Biking for Children in Care?

In 2002, social worker Gill Timmis brought some friends together and they cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats to fundraise for Become when we were known as The Who Cares? Trust. The following year they brought more friends together to take on another cycling challenge, and the next year, and the year after that…now Biking for Children in Care are saddling up for their 23rd ride in 2024 to continue their fight for children in care and young care leavers.

Over 13-16 June 2024, 60 riders and support crew are gearing up to cycle 200 miles over four days across stunning East Anglia. Starting out from Chelmsford, Biking for Children in Care will ride to Colchester, on past Ipswich, then towards Lowestoft where riders will turn north and cycle along the coast of the North Sea. Eventually turning in land again, the team will ride for the finish line in Norwich.

If you’re interested in joining the team in 2024, contact [email protected] for more info. Please note that this is a volunteer-organised ride – not an official Become event.

“The Biking for Children in Care community have lifetime raised over £1,000,000 for us! This is phenomenal for our small charity and the hundreds for children in care and young care leavers we work with. Biking for Children in Care are a pillar of funding for Become and we wouldn't be the charity we are today without them.”

Register your interest in cycling with Biking for Children in Care 2024

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Support the Biking for Children in Care team in their campaign to continue fighting for children in care and young care leavers.

These people are straight up heroes. To see who’s fundraising in the 2024 team, click the button below to view their JustGiving team page which lists everyone who is raising donations as part of Biking for Children in Care.

Are you part of the 2024 team? Thank you! You can set up your page through the team page below.

Biking for Children in Care are a community of fundraisers. You can support them by donating to their JustGiving campaign, either by giving to the team as a whole, or giving to an individual rider’s page. Every donation is sent directly to us and we’ll put it to work to support care experienced young people.

New riders are very welcome! If you’d like to register for 2024, please complete the form above or email [email protected] with any questions. Riders are asked to pay a £450 fee to cover the costs of their travel, accommodation and food, which are all provided. Please note – this is a volunteer-led activity and not an official Become event.

On the team page, you can click ‘Start Fundraising’ and login into your JustGiving account. If you don’t have an account, follow the simple directions to create a new one. Your individual page, with a unique link, will be ready to share and receive donations right away. To boost your fundraising, we recommend that you edit and personalise your page to make it your own.

Through the years

22 years of Biking for Children in Care in images. You can also visit their own website dedicated to recording the incredible history of this biking community.

2002, Land's End to John O'Groats 

Sisters, Gill and Pip decide to fundraise for children in care and choose to support the The Who Cares? Trust (our old name) by cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats. They complete their first challenge raising over £32,000 for us.

2006, Going Dutch 

For the 5th Anniversary of Biking for Children in Care, the team cycled 227 miles through the Netherlands. The miles are increasing across the UK and Europe now, and lifetime funds raised increases to over £140,000!

2010, Borders Marauders 

Biking for Children in Care is now 9 years old and the team cycle across the gorgeous Northumberland countryside to the Scottish border, returning along the coastal route. Lifetime funds breaks through £300,000.

2015, Bretagne Côte Côte 

Biking for Children in Care have now cycled across the UK, in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. For their 14th year, the team ride through Brittany. Their lifetime fundraising reached half a million pounds for Become and care experienced young people.

2019, Vélos vers Versailles 

55 cyclists rode from from Caen to Versailles in record breaking temperatures, at times reaching over 40°C! The team broke their own record by raising £63,000 in a single year, raising their lifetime donation to Become to over £750,000!

2020, Lockdown200 

The pandemic means months of planning for 2020 can't go ahead. But this amazing community are determined to still support children in care at such a difficult time. From riding 200 miles solo, to knitting 200 face masks, to running 200 miles around a hotel bedroom, the team raised nearly £42,000.

2021, North Wales 

The 20th Anniversary of Biking for Children in Care. Over 60 riders and support crew cycle from Crewe to Aberystwyth. For some this was their first ride, for others their 20th after never missing a year. Their lifetime donation reached £894,000. Wow.

2022, North Yorkshire Tour 

The team are back in Yorkshire, cycling 200 miles from Durham to York. Despite the growing cost-of-living crisis, this amazing team still raised a whopping £48,500 - bringing their lifetime total to over £942,000.

2023, Kent CANTii Way 

The Million Pound ride. The Biking for Children in Care team cycled hundreds of miles around Kent, from Faversham to Rye to Canterbury. They've reached their phenomenal £1,000,000 lifetime milestone for Become since 2002. They're quite amazing!

Have a question?

Email us at [email protected] or call Will on 07951 155 297