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Divas on Wheels 2017

Be part of this fun, supportive ladies bike ride and help us be there for the next family who needs us.

Pre-registration for Divas on Wheels is now closed, but don’t worry! You can still register on the day to take part for £35.

When: Sunday 18 June 2017

Where: Starts from The Freewheel Cycling Pub in Graveney near Faversham

Pilgrims Hospices Divas on Wheels ladies bike ride

Together you can make a difference as you cycle through the picturesque Kent countryside. Enjoy a great atmosphere, support along the route and plenty of pampering afterwards, as you take part in the county’s only ladies bike ride for charity.

Choose to ride either a 25 mile or 50 mile route on quiet roads.

If you’re new to cycling have no fear, dozens of our special Bike Heroes will join you, leading small groups and offering roadside repairs to anybody who needs it.

Pilgrims Hospices Divas on Wheels ladies bike ride

Your entry includes

The atmosphere was lovely. I’ve only been cycling a short while but I gave it a go to help the hospice.

  • Dedicated fundraising and event support from our Pilgrims Hospices support team.
  • Regular event updates and fundraising ideas.
  • Fully supported route including plenty of signage, medical support and static and roving mechanical assistance.
  • Access to the Divas on Wheels pamper party and barbeque afterwards.
  • Exclusive finishers’ medal and branded Pink Lady Apples canvas goody bag.

Added extras

As you cross the finish line you’ll receive a hero’s welcome at our exclusive Divas Village.

Enjoy a complimentary sports massage or visit our hairdressing team to re-style your helmet-flattened hair. Then there’s a barbecue, refreshments and lots of retail therapy with some very special cycling boutique stalls and our Divas raffle with luxury prizes.

Pilgrims Hospices Divas on Wheels ladies bike ride

Divas training rides

If you’re new to cycling, or you just have a fresh fitness target you want to achieve as part of this challenge, you’ll love our organised Divas on Wheels training rides:

  • Saturday 6 May 9:30am, 10-12 miles
  • Saturday 20 May 9:30am, 10-12 miles
  • Saturday 3 June 9:30am, 15 miles
  • Saturday 10 June 9:30am, 20 miles.

The training rides will be led by Sarah Brown, Breeze Women’s Cycle Network Champion and Head Instructor at Hot Chilli Cycles.

Fully supported, you can choose from a range of routes and distances and there will be plenty of advice and encouragement.

If you’re interested in coming along to a training ride, please email

We also offer bite-size bike maintenance sessions from The Freewheel Cycling Pub in Graveney near Faversham.

A family event

The bike ride is a family event so we welcome riders aged 11 and above to join in the fun. You’ll need to have consent from your parent or guardian if you’re aged 11-17 to take part in the ride, which is part of the registration process.

Start times

So you can have the most enjoyable experience, and in order to avoid congestion, there will be staggered start times according to the route that you’ve chosen.

50-mile cyclists: Please plan to register between 8:30-9am for a start time of between 9:15-9:30am.

25-mile cyclists: Please plan to register between 9:45-10:15am for a start time of between 10:30-10:45am.

More information

We’ve put together some helpful resources to answer some of your questions:

Contact us

If you’d like to speak to us directly about this event, get in touch Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm:

Thank you.

Last year hundreds of you raised more than £16,500 – enough to cover the cost of an amazing 825 hours of our care. This year let’s raise even more!

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