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How can I track my cycling?

Your profile page includes your personal distance tally so you can track your distance towards your target. This is a great way to keep your friends updated on your workouts!

If you track your workouts with Fitbit, MapMyFitness or Strava your distances will automatically add to your tally. Please be aware that it can take a couple of hours for the leaderboard to update with your new total distance. 

Follow these steps to track your KMs automatically:

1. Download the FitbitStrava or MapMyFitness app and set up your account

2. Log in to your Tour de LandAid account.

3. Under the heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app.

4. Follow the prompts to connect your account

5. When you next work out, select ‘start your workout’ in the app on your phone. Once you end your workout, save your workout and your distance will be published to the tally on your page the following day.

If you have synced your app already but it is not working, please log in and re-connect it.

When using MapMyFitness, you must ‘start’ your workout, ‘stop’ your workout and then ‘SAVE’ your workout.

When using Fitbit, you must ‘start’ an activity and save it. Your activity will not automatically add to your page. If you are having issues, try syncing through BOTH your Fitbit and the Fitbit app on your smartphone.

Your tally will be updated each day with the previous day’s distances.

Remember, you can manually add your kilometres to the tally in your My Fitness Activity tab of your profile after registering. This is a great option if you’re using a pedometer or a different method of tracking your distances.

Follow these steps to manually add your KMs:

1. Log in to your account and select ‘My Fitness Activity’

2. Under ‘Add activity’, enter the date and distance

3. The number of KMs will now appear on your fundraising page!

How much is it to sign up?

It’s £50 per person to sign up, and this includes your own bespoke Tour de LandAid cycling jersey and an invite to our post-event celebratory drinks

I want to take part but I don't have a whole team

Let us know and we will do what we can to match you with other cyclists. Get in touch via events@landaid.org

Does my team have to complete each daily distance?

These daily stage distances give you a daily aim to complete the distance of the Tour de France as a team. As you complete them, each of the badges on your team fundraising page will go black. If you don't complete the daily distance one day that won't mean you can't continue - you can always try to reach the distance for the next day!

Can I use a static bike/turbo trainer?

Yes, absolutely! You can rack up the miles on a static bike, spin bike, turbo trainer or out and about on your bike. This handy article explains different ways to track distance on your turbo trainer. 

How do I know my jersey size?

Do I need to be an experienced cyclist to take part?

Not at all, you can take part in this event regardless of your current cycling ability.

The focus of the event is on teamwork and sharing the distance however you wish between your team members. Use tactics that work for your team - whether that be sharing the daily distance equally for each stage or rotating who secures the furthest distance.

Have a look at our training plans below which cater for all different levels and abilities and will give you the confidence to take on the challenge!

Can I cycle with other people?

Yes – the current government restrictions mean you are allowed exercise outside as a group of up to six people.

We will be providing guidance on larger events once these are confirmed by the government.

Do you have any training plans you can recommend?

Training indoors? We recommend this 6-week training plan from British Cycling

Outdoor cycling mostly? We recommend this 6-week training guide from Cycle Surgery

For beginners, we would suggest a condensed version of this 8-week training plan

Fundraising

Do I need to raise a specific amount to take part?

The minimum fundraising target is £100pp or £600 per team - we’re on hand to help with your fundraising and we will be in touch along the way to offer lots of useful fundraising tips and tools.

What is the best way to raise money?

The easiest way to fundraise is to simply share your fundraising page on social media or via email - along with photos or videos of you out on your bike so people can see what you're up to!