Make your miles matter this September and secure your Vélo Essex entry via one of our amazing charities.

Charity entries are priced at £40 for the 100 mile route and £25 for the 50 mile route – minimum fundraising targets apply. Scroll down to find out more and secure your entry TODAY!


Unlike NHS emergency services Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is a charity. We bring the hospital to the critically ill and injured patients of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. The free life-saving service is provided 24/7 by helicopters and by rapid response vehicles in the hours of darkness. We are here to assist everyone who lives, works, or travelling through the region!


Barnardo's support around 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers via our 1,000+ services across the UK each year. We help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation. We provide support for young people in care and we don’t forget about them when they leave the care system. We give children caring for a loved one the help and support they deserve.


Prostate Cancer UK has one simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer – a disease killing 1 man every 45 minutes in the UK. Help raise money to fund research to radically improve how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. Join our team and we’ll send you a free technical fibre cycling jersey and provide you with training and fundraising tips. Together, we can stop prostate cancer being a killer.


Our vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. When you ride for us, you ride to beat the world’s biggest killers. Conditions like heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. You ride to fund research that helps to keep families together. So sign up today and fix your eyes on the finish line. Because together, we can beat heartbreak forever. #BHFChampions


Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. The centres offer a range of complementary therapies to patients in an environment of peace and tranquillity, including counselling, reflexology, aromatherapy, manual lymphatic drainage and support groups. The centres are for patients with all types of cancer at all stages, whether newly diagnosed or longer term, throughout and after completion of treatment.



The Active Essex Foundation is a local charity working across Essex supporting the most disadvantaged communities using physical activity to positively improve their lives. For example during the summer of 2019 they supported 1000 young people and their families through holiday programmes that tackled food poverty and inactivity.




Already have a place? Why not make your miles matter and join the hundreds of cyclists fundraising for charity? Set up a JustGiving page in a few quick steps and they’ll send your donations directly to your chosen charity. Click here to get started and make a difference with JustGiving.




If you’re a charity that would like to hear more about the opportunity to be associated with Vélo Essex we would like to hear from you. Click here to get in touch.