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Pedal It Purple - FAQs


All participants registered to take part in Pedal It Purple are asked to read and adhere to the following terms and conditions of entry.

  • By registering for this event, you are confirming that you:
    • wish to enter the Pedal It Purple for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity;
    • are medically fit to take part;
    • will follow Covid-19 Government health and safety guidelines issued when taking part;
    • will not hold the organisers responsible for any injury or loss to your property or person however caused, before, during or after the event. 
    • will ensure your bike is safe and is suitable for the distance and terrain you will be cycling on
    • will wear appropriate safety equipment, including helmet
    • will follow the rules of the access code which extends to cycling
    • will follow the rules of the highway code if cycling on roads

Children of 16 years and under may participate but only with consent and supervision of a parent/guardian.

Can I take part and not fundraise?

Pedal It Purple is a fundraising challenge to ensure that Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is able to continue supporting young patients in hospital.

With the global pandemic resulting in all of the charity's fundraising events being cancelled or postponed, it is now more crucial than ever for funds to be raised to ensure that our vital support projects and services can continue.

We therefore ask that when you register, that you commit to setting up a JustGiving page and try your best to gather sponsorship from friends, family or colleagues.

Is there a minimum fundraising target?

There is no minimum fundraising target, but we've included some suggested fundraising targets below as a guide. Our team will help you every step of the way to help you reach your goal, and will be on hand with helpful tips and advice. Here are just some of the ways your fundraising could make a difference:

  • Lands’ End to John O’Groats – 874 miles - £500
    No-one ever imagines that their child will require urgent, specialist or life-saving care. When families find themselves in these challenging scenarios, many don't know where to turn. Your sponsorship could help to provide practical and emotional support to parents or carers of seriously ill children in hospital. By supporting families during some of the most worrying times of their lives, we can help to ease some of the anxieties around their child’s hospital journey.
  • Scottish Borders to John O’Groats – 320 miles - £250
    A long-term hospital stay with a child can put significant strain on a family’s finances. Your sponsorship could help to support our Financial Inclusion Service, funding emergency financial aid for families overwhelmed with the mounting costs of living from the hospital, allowing them to focus on the wellbeing of their children.
  • Glasgow to Edinburgh – 50 miles - £50
    Being in hospital is harder than ever before for children as the pandemic continues. Your fundraising could support our Play Programme by funding arts and crafts, activities and games to help children cope with their hospital stay, relaxing and distracting them during worrying times.

Do I have to download Strava to take part?

No, however we would encourage everyone participating in Pedal it Purple to join our Strava Club to engage with other participants, track your distances and to receive inspiring updates from the hospital.

Not familiar with Strava? Contact our team to guide you through the steps:
0141 212 8750

Will I receive a charity t shirt for taking part in the event?

Yes, you will be sent a purple cotton charity t-shirt by post. If you would prefer a technical t-shirt, these can be purchased at discounted rate. Please contact our Fundraising Team for more details:
0141 212 8750

When can I start recording the distance I cycle for the challenge?

The challenge will start on the 1st October and you can start recording your distance from this date.

What happens if I achieve the target distance before the 31st October?

 Well done you for achieving your distance before the end of the challenge! Why not increase your target and keep on cycling? Our young patients and their families need us now more than ever.

Is there a specific cycle route I have to follow?

No, you can create your own cycle route which allows you to achieve your target distance.