Frequently Asked Questions

Cyclists Fighting Cancer provide bikes, trikes and equipment to children and young people whose lives have been affected by cancer.  Our primary aim is to help children to reintegrate and rehabilitate after treatments in a fun and exciting way. If you’re thinking about applying for an award, please read the following frequently asked questions then go to the Application Page or use the Contact form on this site if you have another question or email info@cyclistsfc.org.uk

How do I apply?

Please apply on line here or print off the application form and send via the postal service.

Is CFC a registered charity?

Yes, registered number 1140017 see the charity commission website for full details.

Who can get a bike?

Bikes are available to children and young people who have been diagnosed with any cancer up to and including the age of 18. This can include their siblings (18 and under), parents can also apply in certain circumstances*. In all cases it needs to be shown that provision of additional cycles will encourage the applicant to use their cycle more. Regrettably Cyclists Fighting Cancer must restrict its awards to UK residents.

*Please contact us via email if you are wishing to apply for parents bikes prior to filling in the application.info@cyclistsfc.org.uk

Is there a limit to the number of bikes I can apply for?

No there isn’t but what we do ask that you bear in mind that CFC is a small charity trying to help as many kids affected by cancer as possible. If you need more advice or would like to discuss your application please contact us.

Where can I see the bikes?

All our regular bike awards are made through our preferred suppliers Tandem Group Cycles and Trek Bikes  you can view both their full ranges at www.dawescycles.com and www.trekbikes.com .  If you are applying for a specially adapted bike or trike you should contact us to discuss your needs in more detail.  Please specify where possible which bike or bike type is preferred.

Please note that the intention of our charity is to primarily to encourage exercise and activity for the child surviving cancer, therefore we ask that the bikes are appropriate to their age and intended use.  For example we fail to see where a BMX bike would be suitable unless for use in organised racing or clubs, that said we are not anti BMX and have provided many over the years.

What about other equipment like trailers and tag-a-longs?

You can apply for additional equipment if it is right for your situation. Tag-a-longs are ideal for young riders from the age of 4 – 8 years.  Trailers are a great soluution for even younger family members 1-3 years*. We use the Avenir range from Raleigh.

How long does it take to get a bike?

It is dependent upon stock at our suppliers but typically an award takes 6 to 8 weeks.

Does it cost anything?

Not a penny, Cyclists Fighting Cancer will cover the entire cost.

What if I need an adapted bike or trike?

We can supply a range of trikes and tandems from specialist suppliers, please contact us to discuss this in more detail.

Is there a limit to the bike value?

We have a recommended retail price upper limit of £600 per application, however, we can approve bikes over this amount on application in special circumstances. For example, we received an application from a 17 year old who, before treatment, was doing triathlons but had outgrown his race bike in the intervening time. Cyclists Fighting Cancer were able to supply him a race bike so he could compete again.

If you have any other questions please email info@cyclistsfc.org.uk