Here is a gentle reminder from Preston (our finance man).
Many cyclists have set up a Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving website to collect sponsorship.
Indeed to 22 August we have already received £3,800 in sponsorship for the Cote d’Or Challenge (and you haven’t even finished your training yet). Great.
This is a reminder that it is essential that your website is set up with Extra Mile Challenges as your selected charity. This way we can keep a track of all monies given.
Occasionally a cyclist has previously set up a site choosing another charity (eg your team’s charity choice). If you have done this, can you please immediately replace it with a site in favour of Extra Mile Challenges. Using any other charity not only means that we are unaware of what you have collected but it can create a big problem for you to find the one-third contribution to the Extra Mile organisers’ charities (if 100% of your sponsorship has gone elsewhere!).
We hope that you don’t mind this gentle reminder – it is better to act now rather than have a problem later.
There are also new rules allowing us to reclaim Gift Aid on small sums of collected monies; to take advantage of this, we need all cyclists'name and addresses, so please ensure you have fully completed your details in the online entry system.