Virtual Three Swans Sportive FAQs

When can I sign up?

You can sign up any time before the event deadline (31 October 2020), but we recommend you do so as soon as possible to give yourself more time to get your miles in!

How do I sign up?

Follow our step by step guide that can be found here.

I don’t have Facebook. Can I still take part?

Of course you can. You will just have to set up a fundraising page using a different platform. We suggest using JustGiving.

Does it have to be done on a bike?

No, you can take part in the event using any form of wheels, from scooters to roller blades or wheelchairs. We only ask that your wheels aren't motorised.

Do I have to do the ride in one go?

No, you can complete your selected mileage in as many separate rides as you like.

Can I cycle the official routes of the Selby Three Swans Sportive?

If you would like to follow the routes used in 2019’s Selby Three Swans Sportive, you can find the links here. Please be advised that the courses will not be marked and you would be completing these at your own risk.

Can I accept cash/cheque donations?

Yes, you can. 

If you receive a cash donation, please pay it into your personal account and make a donation through our website here. Please make sure you add Virtual Three Swans as the reference. 

If you receive a cheque donation, please complete the paying in form here and post it, along with the cheque to:

Yorkshire Cancer Research
Jacob Smith House
7 Grove Park Court

How can I claim my free cycling jersey?

Once you have raised £75 or more, please complete the registration form and the events team will send one out to you. Please allow 3-7 days for delivery. View the size guide.

My cycling jersey is the wrong size. Can I change it?

Of course. If you find your jersey is the wrong size please drop us an email at, send the wrong size back to us and we will send you the correct size. However, to try and avoid this situation please refer to our sizing guide.

How do I join the Strava club?

You can join the Virtual Three Swans Sportive Strava club here.

Can I compete as part of a team?

Of course. The more the merrier! However, you must ensure that you are following the latest Government guidelines around COVID-19, social distancing and self isolation. To qualify for the cycling jersey you must raise £75 per person in your team. 

Is there a leader board?

Yes we have a leader board on our Strava club.

Are there any age restrictions?

There are no age restrictions. However, the cycling jerseys are available in adult sizes only. View the size guide.

Can I change my distance or do more than one?

You can change your distance at any time, or even complete all three swans!

Do I need to wear a helmet?

Yes, we recommend that you wear a helmet and all the necessary safety equipment while completing your ride. Here are some tips on how to keep safe while cycling provided by British Cycling.