Whether you’re taking part in MS Gong Ride Virtual, Classic or Ultimate, a team captain is the glue that holds a team together.
Your role as a team captain can be whatever you make it. Whether you are rallying your mates, encouraging team members to share their kilometres achieved or pulling together your work colleagues, your role as captain will be a fun and rewarding experience!
We have put together our top tips on how to get the most of it (and your team!).
Also available is the Team Captain's Handbook for 2020, which you can download. The handbook has all the information you need to drive success for your team.
1. Customise your team page
Make your team page your own by adding some personal touches. Update the personal message explaining what motivates your team and why you are supporting MS. Upload a photo from one of your training rides. Your team page will display your team members’ personal pages as well as tracking your team fundraising total.
2. Grow your team
The more, the merrier! Encourage those in your network to take on the challenge and join your team. We have set up some email templates to get you started that you can send from your fundraising portal. Check out our Fundraising Tools for downloadable posters and social media resources that can help you get the word out!
3. Encourage team members
Your team’s hard work makes a real difference – and we want them to know it! Make sure you keep your team motivated by giving them regular updates and congratulating them on their achievements. As Team Captain, you’ll be notified when teammates reach fundraising milestones and you can email them all directly through your fundraising portal to congratulate their efforts You could even spark some friendly competition within the team to see who makes the biggest contribution to the team total goal.
Why not organise a team training ride or joint fundraising event to build their excitement! Check out our fundraising ideas
4. Get organised
Team fundraising events are always a great way to boost everyone’s fundraising, bring the team together or explore virtual events and get the word out there about your participation. If you want to look the part as a team and easily spot your riders on the road, why not consider organising custom kits. You can also organise a team marquee at the Event Village, if you are participating in the MS Gong Ride Classic. Whatever your request, we are here to help, so make sure you reach out with any questions or inquiries.
5. Have fun!
We love seeing teams come together and we can’t wait to see the teams forming! Try some fancy dress or matching gear to make a statement. The team photos at the start village are a fantastic way to grab a memento of the day. Take your time, enjoy the ride and have a laugh with your mates!
Riding for MS Gong Ride Virtual – dress up and take snaps for socials, follow us @MSGongRide use the tag #MSGongRide and share!