Wheel 100 Challenge - FAQs

  • Obey local laws on where you can and cannot skate/scoot/etc 

  • When you’re riding your bike on a road, make sure you follow the highway code 

  • Be aware of your surroundings 

  • Do not move at speed when passing other pedestrians 

  • In skate parks, be considerate of other skateboarders, especially those who are younger or less skilled. 

  • Be sure to keep your bike/wheelchair/skates/etc well maintained and serviced regularly. Check your wheels' general condition is satisfactory with no cracks, loose bolts, wobbly handles. Also check that your brakes are effective and that your wheels are turning freely. 

  • Do not use headphones 

  • Never put more than one person on a skateboard or scooter 

  • As with any exercise, be sure to stretch before and after with relevant stretches depending on how you’re completing the challenge!  

  • Take regular breaks to avoid injury especially if you’re wheeling a further distance than you normally would 

  • 100 miles is only a guidance! Complete the distance that is comfortable with you whether that is less or more  

  • Be aware of the weather and avoid very hot, cold, or rainy weather.  

  • It is not advisable to take wheels across wet grass, muddy terrain, sand or deep gravel as your wheels may get stuck and/or damaged. Also take extra care on slippery surfaces such as wet cobbles or icy pavements. 

  • Never attempt to climb or descend an incline where the surface is rough, wet or slippery (gravel, loose chippings, grass, rain, black ice, snow etc.) 

  • Wherever possible, mount and dismount footpaths via romps or lowered kerbs. Always approach the kerb head on and not at an angle. 

  • Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and equipment depending on the weather and time of day.


Wheelchair Users 

  • We appreciate that many wheelchair users need their wheelchair for daily life. Please do not compromise your wheelchair or your health and safety for this challenge. 

To travel 100 miles on wheels throughout the month of August. These wheels could include but are not exclusive to: wheelchair, scooter, skateboard, roller skates, pushchair. 

The challenge starts on August 1st – August 31st.

Once you have signed up, join the Facebook Group dedicated to this challenge: https://www.facebook.com/groups/295464699473152 

Click 'Join Group'. Once you're in, you can complete a form to get your t-shirt, get tips for completing the challenge, be inspired by other fundraisers and find out anything you want to know about the challenge.  

Yes, if you don’t have Facebook, you can set up a Cancer Research UK Giving Page using the link below and collect sponsorship for your Wheel 100 challenge here.

There is no entry fee for this challenge. Participants are required to collect any sponsorship to Cancer Research UK through their Online Giving Page. This will automatically be sent to us once paid onto your fundraising page.

Yes, under 18s can take part in this challenge, but we do not market to them and any third-party platform forum (e.g. a Facebook forum) is only available to over 18s. If under 18s are taking part, their parent/guardian must consent to the child’s participation, supervise the challenge, and accept responsibility for complying with the challenge rules. Currently we are unable to accept registration for a child, so the child’s parent/guardian have to register on the child’s behalf. Similarly, if a child wants to raise money online and/or join a forum, the child’s parent/guardian must register for an online fundraising page and/or join the forum on the child’s behalf. 

You can complete your 100 miles with anything and everything that involves a wheel. Whether that’s a skateboard or a rollerblade, a pushchair or a wheelchair – if it involves a wheel it counts! 

You can ride any wheeled vehicle you like but we highly recommend that whatever you’re using is well-maintained and that you feel comfortable on it. It’s a good idea to always inspect whatever you’ll be riding on beforehand to make sure that it’s in good working order. 

Whilst we encourage everyone to complete this challenge in August, this is a personal challenge, and you can start/finish your challenge at a time that is convenient for you. If you can’t complete your mile count on any day, then you can make up for it at any point of the month. 

You can complete the challenge in any way that suits you. There are people of all levels of fitness doing this challenge. The important thing is that you're doing something that challenges you whether that’s all the miles in one go or split up over the month. It should be tough, but doable. However you choose to complete the challenge and raise money, you’ll be helping beat cancer. 

The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself therefore complete as much of the challenge as you can. Whether you complete the full 100 miles in August or not, the money that you fundraise will allow Cancer Research UK to continue to fund life-saving research and we can’t thank you enough.  

We trust you! You don’t need to provide evidence that you’ve completed the challenge to us. Updating your friends and family on your online fundraising page is important! Make sure you keep them posted on your progress and share videos and photos throughout August – the more updates the better. Supporters who regularly post their progress raise on average 40% more. 

There are lots of ways you can track your miles. Many iPhones and Androids will have a health app already installed, or you can download many of the free walking/fitness apps available (e.g. Strava/Fitbit). 

We recommend using Strava because supporters can link their Strava account to their online Giving Page and subsequently share their progress with the people who donating to the page.   

Find out how to connect your Giving Page to Strava here: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/strava  

*Please note: Strava sometimes there is a 48-hour lag in the Strava data being updated, and if the miles still aren't showing, disconnect and reconnect to do a hard reset and this will add any miles already on the Strava account. 

Additional t-shirts can be purchased here. 

Unfortunately, returning t-shirts comes at a cost to Cancer Research UK, therefore, we ask that you keep hold of it for personal use (for example bed, gym, give to a friend, etc). If you would like a replacement, please our online shop, link below: https://shop.cancerresearchuk.org/product/cancer-research-uk-t-shirt

This depends on the distance you are planning to complete each ride and your method of completing the distance, but we recommend considering the following:  

  • Protective gear – a properly fitted helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves. 

  • Bike essentials toolkit – spare inner tubes, pump, tyre levers, chain links and a multi-tool. 

  • Lights and high-visibility clothing (especially if riding in the evening). 

  • Plenty of water and snacks. 

  • A GPS device or another reliable way of navigating, such as a map (don’t rely on mobile internet coverage which might fail in remote areas). 

  • Protection from the elements – layers of clothing, waterproof and sports glasses to keep bugs out of your eyes. 

There is not a minimum amount of fundraising that we set for participant, but we recommend that supporters set a reasonable target of raising about £150. 

Online Giving Pages are the easiest way to raise money. You can set one up here: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/signup/?fundraising_page_type=43e306ed-ae5d-41a5-9e2a-08674575e205&channel=wheel-100-miles-challenge-2023 

It's then easy to share the page with your friends and family to gather sponsorship for your challenge.  

We have plenty of fundraising tools and ideas to help you raise life-saving donations. Please see our fundraising hub with everything you need from the challenge here.

You can use our sponsorship form to raise money rather than using an online method. Simply download and print off to keep track of all your sponsorship collected or pledged. Once you have completed your fundraising, please send the form with a cheque to:  

August Wheel 100 Challenge, Cancer Research UK, PO BOX 1561, Oxford, OX4 9GZ. 

Please note we are currently experiencing a delay in receiving and processing donations so do bear with us if it takes a little longer than usual to receive an acknowledgment.   

This challenge is a fundraising initiative specifically developed by Cancer Research UK, and therefore all fundraising must go directly to the charity.  

Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer. This means Cancer Research UK can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated, without it costing you or your sponsors an extra penny. If the donation is eligible for Gift Aid, sponsors need to fill out the sponsor form, following the guidelines at the top of the page.

Unfortunately, medals come at a huge cost to the charity so we will not be sending these out. However, we will send all supporters a certificate and you can access digital badges to shout about your achievement on socials.

  1. Why has my Facebook fundraiser ended early? 
    Facebook Fundraisers are automatically set up to only stay open for ten days. To make the most of your fundraising efforts, you need to change the end date to keep your fundraiser open throughout and after the challenge. To change the end date simply, click ‘More’ under the invite button, then click ‘Edit Fundraiser’. We recommend setting this date to at least a month after your challenge has ended so you can continue to collect vital donations for your efforts! 

  2.  If my Facebook Fundraiser has closed, can I reactivate it? 
    Unfortunately, once your Facebook Fundraiser has finished you cannot reopen the same fundraising page. However, you can create a new one and set the end date for past your challenge, so that you can continue receiving donations once you’ve finished your challenge: http://www.facebook.com/fund/cancerresearchuk/ 

  3. How do I find previous Facebook Fundraisers? 
    To see your past fundraisers, go to the Facebook home page on a desktop and look underneath your name on the left-hand side - click fundraisers > your activity > scroll down the page until you reach "your past fundraisers" 

  4. Is it safe to donate to Facebook? or if you have noticed any unusual charges. 
    Donating on Facebook is safe and secure and there is no fee taken from Facebook to set up a Facebook Fundraiser. If you have any suspicious charges, we recommend speaking directly to your bank. If you have any questions about your Facebook Fundraiser please contact Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/help 

  1. How do I connect my Giving Page to my Strava account?  

Full instructions on how to this listed here.  

  1. I’ve connected my Strava account to my Giving Page but my miles haven’t published  

Please note that sometimes it takes a little while for miles to be published onto your page. If they haven’t shown after a few hours, please get in touch.  

Your settings will also automatically be set to only show miles throughout August but if you’d like your training miles to show, you can adjust these settings on your Giving Page.  

  1. Why aren’t my Strava activities appearing on my Giving Page?  

This could be due to the date ranges you have set. You can change these in 'Manage Strava Settings'.  

There can sometimes be a short delay between completing your activity and your activity appearing on your page. Please check your giving page again later. 

 Your Strava activity does not match the activity types you have selected in your Strava settings. For example, you completed a bike ride but your Giving Page Strava setting only have Walk/Run selected. Therefore, you have not selected that activity type to be displayed on your Giving Page. You can update the activity type that appear on your Giving Page in the 'Manage Strava Settings'.  

Your Strava privacy settings are not set to 'everyone'. You can change Privacy settings in Strava.  

  1. My Strava activities on my giving page aren’t as expected?  

We will only show Strava activities on your page from the date ranges and activity types you have selected in your settings. These activities also need to be public for Strava to share them with CRUK.  

Changes to settings that will affect what Strava activities will show on your page:   

  • Changing the date range  

  • Changing the units of measure   

  • Changing the activity types   

  1. How can I delete an activity from my page?   

You can delete any activity you don’t want to appear on your Giving Page by using the delete option below the activity post.   

CRUK will never delete activities from your Giving Page. If you update the ‘timeframe’ section in Strava setting from your Giving Page, you will still need to manually delete unwanted activities from your Giving Page.   

Note for advisors: There is no automated process to delete Strava activities from Giving pages, as we want the user to have as much control over their page as possible. As an OFP admin user, you will be able to manually delete Strava activities from Pages.   

  1. Why is my activity tracker total wrong?  

Reasons why your total may be wrong:  

  • Your activity types selected -Your target is calculated from all activities on your Giving Page. If you only want one type of activity to count towards your target, please remove the other activity types from your Giving Page via the settings section.  

  •  Your date ranges selected - Your target is calculated from all activities in the timeframe you've set. If you want your target to reflect your challenge progress only, please set your start date to the day you started your challenge.  

  • Your Strava privacy settings - If your Strava activities are set to private they will not count towards your target.   

  1. Can I link my Apple Watch to my Giving page?   

If you track your miles using the Strava app on your app watch then you can link this to your giving page. For guidance on how to set the Strava Apple Watch App up please visit the Strava Site: Strava Apple Watch App – Strava Support  

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