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Biking for Children in Care 

Our community of kind and committed cyclists have been fundraising for us since 2002. Now in their 21st year, they're cycling 200 miles from Durham to York to raise vital funds for 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 following year after that…until it’s now 2022 and Biking for Children in Care are saddling up for their 21st year to continue their fight for children in care and young care leavers.

This 23-26 June, over 60 riders and support crew are cycling 200 miles over four days between the spectacular cathedral cities of Durham and York. This is their North Yorkshire Tour.

“The Biking for Children in Care community have lifetime raised over £890,000 for us. This is huge 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.”

Support the Biking for Children in Care team as they take on their North Yorkshire Tour by donating to their JustGiving campaign.

These people are straight up heroes. To see who’s fundraising in the 2022 team, you can view their JustGiving team page which lists everyone who is raising donations as part of Biking for Children in Care this year.

Are you part of the 2022 team? Thank you! You can set up your page through this link and start fundraising.

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! The team for 2022 has a few last-min places available due to injury. If you'd like to get involved or would like to register your interest for 2023, please email [email protected] Every ride is over 4 days in June, in the UK or western Europe. Riders are asked to pay a fee to cover the costs of their travel (of human and bike), accommodation and food, which are all provided.

Click the button below to navigate to your JustGiving team page. Then 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

21 years of Biking for Children in Care in images

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. They've now raised over 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 raise 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 now stands at £859,000. Wow.

Have a question?

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