The USA 2020 Virtual Cycle Challenge

Set yourself a goal of cycling as many miles as you can between the 13th March 2019 and 13th March 2020.

Set yourself a goal of cycling as many miles as you can between the 13th March 2019 and 13th March 2020.


At the end of your challenge, we will add up all the miles you have cycled and reward you with one of our amazing milestone cycling jerseys based on the number of miles you have cycled. Milestones targets to aim for include 250, 500, 1000, 2500, 5000, 10000, 15000 and 17000 miles.

You must choose a size option
Requires a account
You must be 13 or over to join a Challenge.
At the end of your challenge, we will add up all the miles you have cycled, see which milestone you have achieved and then send you your Cycling Jersey in the post


Here is the selection of milestone Cycling Jerseys for you have a look at, which one are you aiming for?

As an added extra reward


Your full name will be added to each of the four bikes used in The USA 2020 Challenge

What do I need to do?


Follow our simple 5 step process

Any questions please use the ‘Ask Us‘ button later on in this page



  • Step 1 - What's your Size?

    Pick your Cycling Jersey Size and Fit from the drop-down list.

    Don’t worry if this changes during the year, all you will need to do is email us at [email protected] and we can amend it making sure you get the right size at the end of your challenge.

  • Step 2 - Join the Challenge

    Click on the ‘Join Now’ button, this will take you to a page where you will be able to see your virtual challenge order.

    If you wish to add another challenge for yourself (can’t add another challenge for someone else, they need to sign up separately), then click ‘Continue Shopping

    Once you are happy you have the right order, click ‘Proceed to Checkout

  • Step 3 - Personal Details

    You will be asked to provide details for both billing and delivery. If your delivery details are the same as your billing details simply untick the ‘Deliver to a different address‘ box.


    Please make sure you fill in all the relevant information that has a red asterisk next to it. The details you fill in here will be used to set up your 401 Challenge account as per the T&C’s.

  • Step 4 - Payment Information and T&C's

    Fill in your card details, including expiry date and CVC number.

    Please read the T&C’s and once you have confirmed you agree with them, tick the box and click ‘Place Order

  • Stage 5 - Confirmation Email

    You will receive a confirmation email welcoming you to The Virtual USA 2020 Cycling Challenge.

    If you have any questions at this point, then please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected].

Got a Question?


Check out our list of FAQ’s, however, if none of these answer your question then just ask us and we will be more than happy to help you out.

  • When does the USA 2020 Virtual Cycle Challenge actually start?

    It officially begins on Wednesday 13th March 2019, exactly 365 days before the start of The Official USA 2020 Challenge.

  • How much does the Virtual Cycle Challenge cost?

    £29.99 – This includes P&P and VAT

  • Do I need a fitness device to take part?

    No, we have tried to make this challenge as accessible as we can to everyone.

    This does bring a sense of trust when it comes to you reporting your figures, but ultimately if you are making them up then you are only cheating yourself right?

  • How will I report my mileage?

    In your 401 Account that is created when you sign up to either of the two Virtual Challenges, you will be able to see a couple of boxes where you will be able to enter in your weekly mileage.

    This will only become available to you at the end of each week, you will be sent an email on a weekly basis inviting you to enter your data, don’t worry if you miss it, the boxes will be there for you to enter when you have time.

    This has been the easiest and most cost effective way of managing this process. We understand this could be seen as time-consuming, but we have weighed this up against making the challenges accessible to everyone vs the time it will take to report the information.

  • How will I capture my miles?

    There are a number of ways you can capture your miles from using a fitness device to google maps or simply just knowing how far it is from one place to another.

    As long as you can tell us the mileage, the rest is up to you.

  • What rewards will I receive and when?

    As the virtual cycle challenge is all about how many miles you can cycle during the 365 days between 13th March 2019 and 13th March 2020. We will take a note of the mileage on 13th March 2020 and allocated a specific milestone cycling jersey based on the number of miles you have completed.

    Milestone Cycling Jerseys include:

    250, 500, 1000, 2500, 5000, 10000, 15000, and 17000 miles.

    For example

    If you cycle a total of 767 miles during the challenge, we will send you the 750-mile Finishers Cycling Jersey.

    All rewards are ordered and dispatched within 7 weeks of the challenge ending.

  • Does any of my money go to support The 401 Foundation and The Youth Sport Trust?

    No, The USA 2020 Virtual Cycle Challenge has been designed solely to help operationally fund The USA 2020 Challenge.

    Once we have operationally funded the USA 2020 Challenge we will then open up our donations page and start taking donations.

  • What happens if I change my mind before 13th March 2019?

    We understand that circumstances may change and therefore we do offer refunds or transfers to another person. Full details can be found in our Terms and Conditions. Full refunds and transfers are granted up until Friday 15th February, after this date and up to Wednesday 13th March we will only accept transfers. Please make sure you read the full Terms and Conditions if you choose to take part in The USA Virtual Cycle Challenge.

  • What happens if my Cycling Jersey size changes?

    If your Cycling Jersey size changes please get in touch with us via email at [email protected].

  • Can more than one person be added to a ticket?

    No, we only do single tickets – one ticket per person mainly because each individual will need their own 401 account to report their weekly mileage.

  • Can I sign up for a Run / Walk Virtual Challenge as well?

    Yes, you can.

    Once you have picked your Cycling Jersey size and clicked ‘Join Now’ if you click the ‘Continue Shopping’ button this will give you a chance to purchase the Run / Walk Challenge.

    Please remember, you can only sign up as yourself and as an individual, so you can’t sign up for a cycle challenge and then sign a friend up for the run/walk challenge on the same order.