Whether you’re new to cycling or an experienced rider there’s an event out there for you. It’s thanks to people like you taking on challenges that we can continue to provide free care services.
Katharine House Cycling Challenge Sunday 6th May 201810miles, 25miles, 45miles, 65miles - a great family day out for a leisurely cycle or something more serious!
London to Paris - 26-29 July 2018 - An iconic challenge, with transport, accommodation and food/drink included - booking fee just £99, minimum fundraising target £1470. Download the PDF at the bottom of this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 - 29th July 2018 Grab your gold bond place now! We have 16 gold bond places available for the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 2018. If you would like to take one of these places please email email@example.com or call 01785 270808 for further information. Your minimum fundraising target will be £400and this will include your gold bond place plus a hospice cycling jersey.
Coast to coast - www.c2c-guide.co.uk/ - Various dates - 147miles
Manchester 100KM Cycle - 2nd September 2018 - book your own place for this event and raise funds for Katharine House Hospice. We can provide you with fundraising advice, sponsor forms and a free cycling jersey if you raise over £150 in sponsorship.
or maybe you want to take on your own challenge?
There are numerous cycling events held nationally every year. Find one near you now at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/
Decide what challenge you'd like to do then let us know by contacting the Fundraising Team on 01785 270808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Then set up your online fundraising page with justgiving below. We'll also send over paper sponsor forms and help if you need cycling Jerseys printing.
See where our supporters are Cycling for Katharine House Hospice:
Ride London-Surrey 100
2013 saw the first ever Ride London-Surrey 100 which Alex Shipton and Stu Evans completed raising over £1,500 between them for the hospice.
In 2015 Andy Bentley, Paul Bradbury, Mark Jackson, Richard Jones, Phil Richardson and Elaine Price completed the 100 mile route. Between them the cyclists raised a fantastic £6,000 for the hospice. Their money will be used to pay for a whole 6 weeks of Wellbeing Day's at the hospice. They all had an absolutely amazing time and could not speak highly enough of the whole experience. There were even bacon sandwiches along the way!!
Balti Bike Club - Stafford Castle to Barmouth Cycle
Pete Brown and his Balti Bike Club cycled from Stafford Castle to Barmouth to raise vital funds for our hospice. Pete said " Well, I got there. I might have been under prepared, the weather turned nasty with about 15 miles to go, we got soaked, my chain broke, I was totally shattered but I had a brilliant time. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Would do it again tomorrow." Thank you so much!
Perkins Peloton - Stafford Cycling Festival Challenge
Steve Chesworth and the Perkins Pelotin friends and family took part in the Stafford Cycling Festival 35/70 mile challenge and raised a whopping £800 for the hospice. If you would like to raise money for our hospice by taking part in this fantastic local festival, do get in touch.
Mel Cottrill and Jane: Euro City Cycle
Avid cyclist and Staff Nurse Mel Cotterill recently took on another fantastic fundraising challenge and cycled 3 European Cities, from London to Amsterdam and then onto Brussells.
Mel and her cycling partner Jane, who also cycled London to Paris in 2014, cycled 276 miles over 4 days and battled through torrential weather conditions.
Mel said "This cycle proved to be more of a mental challenge rather than a physical one. We experienced headwinds, crosswinds and torrential rain. Trying to stay warm and dry was a big challenge, but despite the conditions we had some great banter and companionship from our fellow riders who were all experiencing the same struggles".
So far Mel has raised over £1,000 for the hospice which is absolutely fantastic.
Congratulations Mel & Jane and thank you so much for your support!
Fed up of having to get sponsors' money after an event when people don't have cash on them? This solves the problem. You can even set up a free text code for your page so your sponsors don't even need to get their wallet out!
Give more with Gift Aid
Gift Aid is a simple and straightforward way to increase your sponsorship or donation by 25%. To find out more please see our Gift Aid page.
Does your employer match fund?
Did you know that there are lots of companies who will match varying levels of funds raised by their employees. Simply ask your employer if they could do this. This could double the amount you raise for the hospice which would be absolutely amazing!
Companies we currently know that match are:-
Abbey National, Santander, Asda, BAA, Bank of England, Barclays, BP, BT, Camelot, Centrica, Cornhill Insurance, Debenhams, DHL, HSBC, Sainsbury, Kellogs, Kingfisher, Littlewoods, Lloyds TSB, Marks & Spencer, Natwest, Norwich Union, Peugeot, RBS, Royal London Mutual Insurance, Stagecoach, Sky, Tesco, Unilever, Vodaphone, Woolwich.
If your company does match funding and isnt named above, please let us know so we can update the list and let others know.