A Revolution in Charity Fundraising

The 2012 Olympics and the success of Team GB’s cycling team has encouraged many Britons to climb on the saddle for fun, fitness, or transport. Part of this trend has been the rise of cycling as a charity fundraising initiative.

Cycling for Genesis

On 19th September Genesis volunteer Susannah Jewell and her friend Jo Lewis will cycle the 174-mile route from London to Bruges to raise money for homeless and vulnerable people in Bath.

Susannah revealed it is part of her bid to be “fit and fabulous at fifty!”:

“I try to do a long-distance cycle ride for charity every couple of years. Last time it was London to Paris and this year it’s London to Bruges. I love cycling – it’s healthy and an environmentally friendly way for me to get around every day. But I like to set myself a big challenge too.”

If you’d like to join Susannah and Jo you can sign up here. Or you can sponsor them!


For the first time Genesis Trust has three charity places for the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 4 August.

The public ballot has now closed so riding for Genesis is a great way to take part this year. It is free to register and we ask for a fundraising target of £450 from each rider.

This distance also counts as one of the London Classics (London Marathon, Swim Serpentine 2 Mile, RideLondon-Surrey 100).

Please don’t delay as places close on 31 May! Email our Community and Events Manager to get involved.

If 100 miles is a pedal turn too far then the ballot is still open for the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46.

We don’t have charity places for this but people can sign up independently and still ride and raise money for Genesis Trust. Don’t delay as the ballot closes on Friday 10 May 2019 at 5pm!

Bike Bath

Closer to home there is the wonderful Bike Bath on 30th June, offering three routes of 25, 50 and 80 miles towards Cheddar Gorge.

This great local event is suitable for all levels from an active family day out to a serious sportif. We have places at each distance so if you’re interested then please get in touch.

If cycling is not for you why not check out our Challenge Events page for more fundraising ideas?