Alzheimer’s Research UK

For every winding pass, muddy trail and gravel path we ride at UK Cycling Events, we think it’s important to give a little back.

When you enter a UK Cycling Event, you’ll have the chance to support our official charity partner, Alzheimer’s Research UK, who power world-class research in the fight against dementia.

We believe it’s a cause that everyone can relate to. Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in the UK. Today, one in three children born in the UK will die with it.

Whether it’s parents, partners, families or friends, it’s likely we’ll all meet someone who will be affected by dementia at some point in our lives.

People who, like us, love cycling and being active.

Most people think of memory loss when they think of dementia. But it can affect a person’s ability to communicate, problem solve and achieve daily tasks. Sadly today, there are no dementia survivors.

By riding your bike, you can help to change that.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the world’s leading dementia research charity, and they’ve made it their mission to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.

Your support helps to fund research dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, much-needed treatment and cure.

It’s not just about riding bikes. We’ve made it easy to make a difference.

Your stories

Some 850,000 families in the UK are currently affected by dementia. People like Phil’s dad, who inspired him to take up cycling.

Read Phil’s story

Here’s how you can help to make an impact

Option 1: Ride the No Excuses Series

The No Excuses Series is our free to ride event with the entry price being refunded to those who turn up. Or you’ll be given the option to donate it.  

For those that don't show up, your ticket money automatically goes to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

With standard and epic distances to suit all riders, there’s really no excuse!


Option 2: Join #TeamARUK and ride for free  

Join #TeamARUK and guarantee your place on the start line at numerous UK Cycling Events up and down the country.

Whether it’s a standard or an epic ride, when you ride for #TeamARUK you’ll pay no entry fees and raise vital funds to power the fightback against dementia.

You’ll get a #TeamARUK cycle jersey when you hit the £150 minimum sponsorship.


Option 3: Enter any UK Cycling Event  

Buy any ticket at and you can make an optional donation to Alzheimer’s Research UK in your basket.

You can ride your bike for good causes at any UK Cycling Event and we’d love you to fundraise for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Simply set up a JustGiving page or download an Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraising form.

Option 4: Make a donation

You can donate to Alzheimer’s Research UK quickly and easily any time you like by visiting the Alzheimer's Research UK donation page.