FAQs


We’re challenging you to take on a virtual Tour de France by cycling 51 miles, 114 miles, 258 miles or 500 miles in July 2018. Anyone can take part, and you can take your time to complete your chosen distance. Cycle it over the course of 1 day, 1 week or 1 month – it’s up to you.
Time to Tour is taking place in July 2018. It’s a virtual challenge, so you can cycle anywhere and at any time during the month. At home before breakfast, over a weekend, during your lunch breaks at work or even on holiday – you decide!
We encourage anyone of any age to take part. You might be totally new to cycling, looking for a new way to get fit or training for another event. If you have any health concerns, please consult your doctor before taking on the challenge.
Time to Tour is a cycling challenge, but you can use a static bike. If you’re interested in taking part in a virtual run or join a Walk for Parkinson’s, please visit our website.
The registration fee is just £15 and you’ll get:
  • fundraising and training support in the lead up to, and during, your challenge
  • a bespoke Time to Tour finishers’ medal and certificate
For an additional £10 you can order a Parkinson’s UK cycle jersey. Click here to register.
Yes, Time to Tour is a great team challenge! Why not join together with friends, family, colleagues or your cycling club?

When you register, you can create a team or join one if it’s already been set up.

Here’s how to set up a team:
  • Create a name for your team while you’re registering.
  • Once you’ve finished your registration and have secured your own team page, use the Invite Members button on your team page to send email invitations to your team members.
If someone else has set up the team, just search for the team name when you’re registering and you’ll be automatically connected once you complete your registration.
Head over to our exclusive Parkinson’s UK training zone, where you’ll find some great advice to help get you started and complete your distance.
We’re encouraging every cyclist to raise £100. All the money raised will support our exercise programme, which aims to inspire, motivate and inform the Parkinson’s community about the value of exercise.
Your online fundraising page will be automatically set up for you when you sign up. We have a Time to Tour fundraising resource section, which will give you all the tips you need.
MapMyFitness and Strava are great ways to track your distance and they can automatically update onto your page. Watch the videos on MapMyFitness and Strava for instructions on how to link your page to either of these apps. Fundraisers who use this feature raise on average 46% more!
All of the miles from either MapMyFitness or Strava will be automatically logged with us.
Of course! If you’d prefer not to use a fitness app you can still easily keep track of your miles through your fundraising page by manually updating it using the simple steps below. That way your friends and family will still be able to see how you’re progressing. You can add miles to your page manually using these simple instructions:
  • Go to your fundraising page – this was automatically set-up for you when you signed-up to Time to Tour.
  • Log in to your fundraising page using the email address and password you supplied during sign-up (don’t worry if you’ve forgotten either of these, there’s the option to re-set).
  • Just below the ‘Post an update’ box, you’ll see ‘Cycling’. Click on this and it will open up a box
  • Edit the number of miles, your duration, and the time of day you completed your miles by clicking on the links.
  • Click ‘post’ and then refresh your page – it should now appear in your feed.
Your bespoke Time to Tour medal will be sent to you in the first two weeks in August 2018.
To receive an official certificate with your correct fundraising total on, we ask for all donations to be in by 31 August 2018.
There are a few different ways you can send in any additional offline donations:
  • You can pay them in to your online fundraising page yourself.
  • You can send in a cheque (made payable to Parkinson’s UK) along with this form to:
  • Parkinson’s UK Events team
    215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London
    SW1V 1EJ
  • You can give us a call on 020 7932 1356 and pay in your donations over the phone.
For the July 2018 challenge, all your fundraising will support our exercise programme, which aims to inspire, motivate and inform the Parkinson’s community about the value of exercise.