Fundraising tips and ideas

A cyclist smiles after finishing the London to Brighton bike ride organised by the Brtiish Heart Foundation

Conquering the London to Brighton Bike Ride is a big achievement. We've asked all our riders to raise at least £200 in sponsorship - and we're here to help you reach your target.

We have loads of tried and tested methods of fundraising. Whether you're fundraising with friends, at school or at work, here are a few tips and ideas to help top up your fundraising total.

Set up a JustGiving page

It's not too late to create an online fundraising page. It's the easiest and fastest way for people to sponsor you.


Quiz night

quiz night

Geek out with your very own quiz night. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to take part - all you need to do is create the questions and supply a prize for the winner!

Do the chores


Offer to give your friends, family or neighbours a hand with their everyday chores in exchange for donations. Take on all your friends' most hated chores for a tidy sum.

Themed night

 casino night

Big Bond fan? Love a murder mystery? Hold a themed night.

Guilt-free zone

No sugar

Do you have a sweet-tooth? Why not ditch the sweet treats until your event, and ask for donations to help you stay strong. Say no to sugar. Bin the biscuits and chuck the chocolate for quids.

Bake sale


If you can’t bring yourselves to cut out the cake, charge people to eat it instead! Force your baking skills on friends and colleagues. Another easy way to bring in the dough.



Get grilling and pump up the radio with a banging BBW for all your friends and family.

Pancake party


Flip for funds and hold a pancake party for your pals.

Dog walking

dog walking

Walk your pet-loving pals' pooches for pounds.

Sports match

sports match

Organise a football, softball or rounders match for moolah.



Sing along to save lives. Tone-deaf welcome.

Shave it

shave your beard

Puck it, wax it, shave it! Ditch the fuzz for funds.

Movie night

movie night

Break the box office and bring in the bucks with a movie night.

Double your money

Find out if your employer is part of the Matched Giving scheme. If they are, every £1 you raise could be doubled.  

Get Social

You can swap top fundraising ideas with other cyclists over on our new London to Brighton Facebook event page!

Gift Aid

Make your sponsorship money go further - remember to tell people to Gift Aid their donations to you. We can claim another 25p for every pound raised.