Anyone can participate in the mHealth Grand Tour by entering as an individual, joining one of the charity teams, an industry team or by entering their own company team.
We are not racing and there will be no team orders! The teams are just there for mutual support and to help foster a collegiate atmosphere on the ride. We expect riders to travel at their own pace and the teams to mix up on the road – that will be part of the fun and the experience. Even if you aren’t riding with your team, you won’t be on your own, as there is sure to be someone close by to ride with.
Which teams can I join?
Corporate teams: Whatever your company’s focus, whether it is in mobile health or addressing diabetes, the ride is an excellent opportunity for networking and meeting other people with a mutual interest in tackling health issues. Mobile operators, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, consultancies and technology companies are all encouraged to enter a team of riders.
Charity teams: A number of places, supporting diabetes charities, are available on the ride. Individuals wanting to participate, raise funds and raise awareness for diabetes can join one of these charity teams. If you are interested in a charity place, please pre-register your interest.
Industry teams: Places are available in three ‘industry’ teams, a mobile operators team, a pharmaceutical and healthcare team and a team for technology vendors and consultancies. These teams will be made up of people working in one of these industries and who have an interest in mHealth and diabetes, but aren’t employed by a company with a team. If you are interested in joining an industry team, please register your interest now to receive advanced notice of registration opening.
The minimum number of riders for a team is four. There is no maximum number of riders per team, but places on the Tour are limited (if you think you want more than eight places, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We count a place as 'a rider on the road' - so a team of four will have four riders 'on the road' riding at all times. Of course, they may not be the same four people all the way from Brussels to Barcelona. People riding stages will change from stage to stage - a four-person team, for example, could have 16 people participating.
There are also a limited number of relay places available. Two riders sharing one relay place (each riding half a day) count as a single team place (if all the people in a four-person team ride as a relay, 32 people could be involved!). If you are interested in relay places, please pre-register your interest now to receive advance notice of registration opening.
There is no entry charge for a team. The only costs are the costs for the riders participating. These costs are outlined below.
Team sponsorship packages are available: Sponsorship will help us to increase awareness of diabetes and the potential of mHealth, as well as raising funds for diabetes charities. So, raising sponsorship is actively encouraged!
For information on sponsorship email email@example.com.