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Get 'Oan Yer Bike!' for
Scottish Autism

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'Oan Yer Bike'

Join our 'Oan Yer Bike!' challenge to ride 275 miles in July, which is the equivalent of cycling the length of the Scottish mainland. Not only will your support help to positively impact your health and wellbeing, you will also help make a real difference to the lives of autistic people and their families across Scotland.

We have recently adapted our support services to suit the changing needs of those we support throughout these challenging times. Our Autism Advice Line is now the only one in Scotland.

During the Covid 19 pandemic, enquiries to our Advice Line have almost trebled as many autistic people and their families continue to struggle with their mental health and wellbeing -  a listening ear is needed now more than ever.

So gather your cycling buddies, get active with your mini cyclists or head out in the great outdoors by yourself for some 'me' time...it's your challenge, your way!

The 'Oan Yer Bike!' Challenge

 
  • Cycle 275 miles in July

  • Raise a sponsorship target of £275

  • Join our Facebook group to be part of a community of superstar supporters taking part in the 'Oan Yer Bike!' challenge. There, you can share how your challenge is going and access useful fundraising tips

  • For extra motivation, join our Strava group to keep up to date with where you are on our leaderboard

To get started, please follow these steps:

  1. Click the 'Sign Me Up' button below to register and receive your FREE supporter tech t-shirt*
     
  2. Set up your new Facebook Fundraiser here
  • Insert your fundraising target for ‘How much money do you want to raise’
  • Change your fundraiser end date to the 7 August 2021 so you can maximise your donations and smash your target
  • For the title of your fundraiser, include ‘Oan Yer Bike!’ in your title
  • You can edit the section about why you are choosing to fundraise for Scottish Autism if you wish or leave the contents of this box as it is.
  • Then click the ‘Create’ button

* Once you receive your first donation on your Facebook fundraiser, we will post your tshirt to you.

You can make a real difference for autistic people and their families across Scotland!

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Please adhere to current government guidelines when meeting with members of another household or travelling into other local authority areas. Find the most up to date information by visiting the Scottish Government website.

Did you know...


Cycling can help to -

  • Reduce the risk of a number of serious illnesses
  • Boost your mood and positively impact symptoms of some mental health conditions
  • Burn calories to help you maintain a healthy weight
  • Cycling is low-impact exercise so easier on joints compared to other outdoor physical activities like running

 

Our top tips...

  • You may wish to wear bright clothing when cycling to help make you more visable for other road users
  • You must use lights to ride at night and a cycling helmet is recommended
  • Add variety to your cycle routes to keep things interesting and stay motivated. Sustrans has information on the National Cycle Network in Scotland with information on routes for all ability levels
  • Use a mobile app such as Strava to track the miles you've cycled. You could even join our Strava group to check out the leaderboard and see what other members are up to.

Together, we can power through and make a real difference for autistic people and their families across Scotland!

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