Cycle with us one hour, one day, two days or more, it’s your choice!
The obvious way to get involved is join us for some cycle riding! Even if you are new to cycling then you are most welcome to join us, we will look after you. Join us for fun for half a day or a full day or more. Or even better, why not make your own cycling distance fundraising challenge for OCD-UK! So cycle with us for a day (about 70 miles on average), and try and fundraise £100 or more for OCD-UK. Fancy doing even more? Cycle Scotland with us, or the two days in Wales, or the coast to coast from Whitley Bay to Liverpool (3 days). We do ask that all those joining us wear a cycle helmet. Do get in touch if you would like to discuss your cycling involvement.
Come and drive our support van for a day! In order to give Lisa some time off from driving and give her cycling time we are seeking volunteer drivers for our support van. All you need to do is get yourself to our daily start point by 8:30am, and prepared to get yourself back at the end of the day (we can offer train/bus ticket refunds if required). You will need to have a driving licence with less than 6 points and be confident in driving a transit sized van, and happy to meet the team at designated points A, B and C during the day (sat nav provided).
Come and cheer us along our route
After long days in the saddle, sometimes up to 10-hours a day, turning a corner to see people there to cheer us past or into our accommodation really does lift our spirits. In 2013 we had people along our route looking for us (and finding us) to give us a cheer wave, or as the picture at the top shows, the Glasgow OCD Support Group met us for lunch and a chat in Glasgow Green.
Become our official photographer for a day
If you fancy a day on the road with Lisa in the support van, join us for a day and be our official photographer by taking lots of photos of the team throughout the day. You would need your own camera and be willing to give us full access to the photos, but we will give you food, and cover any train/bus costs to get you back to the your start point at the end of the day. Contact us for more information and to check if we have van space.
Share your OCD story with the media
One of the primary objectives for Ride4OCD is to highlight the problems that people with OCD can face sometimes, and we do this by talking to the media. Often they will ask us for local case studies to talk about their OCD experiences. So if you live along our route (or anywhere in Wales or Scotland) and are willing to talk about your OCD on the radio or via your local newspaper please do get in touch with your details and we will discuss those with you.
Come along to one of the evening OCD events
During some of our 19 evening stops the team will be available, either for an OCD support group or other event, or just an informal chat over a drink (be warned, we may fall asleep on you!). Do check our route map to see when and where we will be, and if you fancy joining us, you are most welcome. Keep checking the homepage of the website for more details of these throughout the year.