Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenges Sunday 4th May 2014
That’s right, it’s back for a fifth year!
We welcomed 1000 riders to the 2013 Cycle Challenge and sponsor money is still coming in. If you are still to collect, please do so by 30th September 2013 at the latest. As soon as you return your hard earned sponsor money it can be put to good use caring for patients and their families.
For 2014 there are three sponsored rides available to choose from:
• 75 miles – ‘Tri-Hospice’ circular route
• 45 miles – A flatter circular route between Canterbury and Thanet Hospices
• 45 miles – A very scenic but slightly hillier circular route between Ashford and Canterbury Hospices
You can choose to start and finish at a Hospice of your choice which you can identify when you register.
The cost is £30 per person with a pre-registration early bird cost of £25. To register your interest for the 2014 and keep up to date with the latest news contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration will be open in December.
There will be a series of training rides to get you cycling fit and to build up your confidence, especially if you are a novice cyclist. We will be catering for all abilities on these rides. We want you to feel good about your cycling and have the best possible experience on the actual day.
Do I have to get sponsorship?
We would love you to try and collect sponsorship money but it is not essential. Pilgrims Hospices costs in excess of £10.5 million a year to run and events like these help us to continue caring for local people at the end of their lives. Please download a sponsor form,or click on the button to the right to set up your own online fundraising page at Just Giving
Last year Pilgrims Hospices claimed an additional £100,000 from the Government thanks to everyone who gift aided their donation. Please encourage any sponsors to just tick the gift aid box, it makes a huge difference to us.
We are still using our text to donate number: LOOP12 plus the £ symbol and the amount that you would like to donate, up to £10, to 70070. This is a great way to encourage your friends, colleagues and families to sponsor you easily – there are no excuses for lack of change when everyone seems to have a mobile phone.