Rowans Virtual Ride

01 June - 31 July 2024
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Rowans Ride is back!

Take part in the Rowans Virtual Ride, from 01 June to 31 July 2024, and support Rowans to deliver outstanding local Hospice Care.

Cycle anywhere, any time, any distance at your own pace, around the country, to work or at the gym. Set your own goal, and cross the finish line at Rowans Hospice!

To celebrate your amazing accomplishment we will hold a finish line event at the Rowans Hospice on Wednesday, 31 July 2024.

All participants will receive a Rowans t-shirt or cycling jersey to wear whilst cycling and a medal on completion.

Tickets and Sponsorship

Tickets for the Rowans Virtual Ride are £15 per adult and £7 per child (under 16), which covers your Rowans jersey and the medal.

We also ask all participants to raise a suggested minimum of £100 sponsorship for the event.

It is thanks to the generous fundraising from people like you that we can continue to provide much-needed support to people in our local community when they need it most.

Portsmouth Sailing Club Team wearing orange Rowans Hospice Tshirts and holding their bicycles in front of the spinnaker tower and a ferry
Rowans Living Well Centre building

The Finish Line

To celebrate our supporter’s accomplishments, we will hold a finish line celebration on the 31 July at the Rowans Living Well Centre.

This will be a great opportunity for photos and to meet other fellow cyclists!

​The invite for the Finish Line Event will be sent to participants closer to the end of the Rowans Ride Event.

Need some inspiration for your rides?

Take a look at some of the previous Rowans Ride routes for some inspiration!​

Leisure Ride - 25k

A fantastic way to exercise for families and the more leisurely cyclist, taking in all of the spectacular views around the whole of Portsea Island

Challenge Ride - 45k

Take on the challenge! Head out of Portsea Island along to Bedhampton, past Rowans Hospice, over the challenging hill and back to Alexandra Park via Portchester.

Epic Ride - 100k

A personal challenge or achievement?  Head out of Portsea Island towards Petersfield, through Meon Valley, Wickham & back to Alexandra Park.

Download your Rowans Ride resources!

8-Week Rowans Ride Journal

Sponsor Me Poster

Important Information

Start your fundraising

collection tin

Online Sponsorship

The quickest and easiest way to collect sponsorship is by setting up a personal online fundraising page with JustGiving. JustGiving will send your sponsorship money to us automatically so all you need to do is share your page with friends and family so you can begin receiving donations for Rowans Hospice.

  1. Visit our JustGiving Rowans Virtual Ride Campaign Page
  2. Click the orange ‘Start Fundraising’ button
  3. Follow the instructions to create your page
  4. Make a note of your JustGiving page link
  5. Share your link with all of your friends and family on social media, email, and text

Tell your story
Ensure you write a page summary on your JustGiving page. Sharing why you are participating helps others to connect with what you are doing. Fact: Pages with a summary get 65% more donations!

Set a fundraising target
This can lead to a 17% increase in the amount you generate! We suggest a sponsorship pledge of £100 for the Rowans Virtual Ride.

Add a photo!
Did you know that just by adding a profile picture to your JustGiving account you could boost your donations by 13%? Make sure your photo is clear and eye-catching as this is the image that appears when you share your page on social media. It also confirms to your supporters they are on the right page.

Thank Yous
Add a personal touch by editing your thank-you message which donors receive together with their donation receipt – they might even donate again!

Updates!
Keep people updated – post photos or comments about your costume, fundraising milestones reached or anything else connected to the Rowans Virtual Ride. You can also connect your Strava so your sponsors can see your progress.

Offline Sponsorship

If you would like to collect sponsorship offline, you can download a sponsorship form here.​

Terms and Conditions

To read the events terms and conditions, please click here.

  •  1 June 2024 - 31 July 2024
     8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Adult£15.00 GBP  
Under 16 yrs£7.00 GBP  

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