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A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for last year’s Cycle Challenge. Together, we raised an incredible £93,000; that’s enough to pay for more than 4,650 hours of nursing care!

Save the date: The Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge will return on Sunday 6th May 2018.

Early bird entry for the Cycle Challenge 2018 will open on 27/12/2017. In the meantime, you can join our mailing list by registering your interest and be among the first to know when full event details are available and entries open.

Move up a gear for the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge  on Sunday 30 April 2017

Kent’s biggest charity ride is back for it’s 8th year. Get on your bike and explore the beautiful Kent countryside with friends, family and colleagues. Attracting over 1,200 riders every year, the cycle challenge is designed for cyclists of all abilities. You can ride it your way by choosing one of three ride distances:

The Classic45 milesThe Challenge75 milesThe Century100 miles

We’ve listened to the great feedback of our participants and are delighted to announce we’ve made some exciting improvements to this popular event for 2017, set to enhance your experience further:

All routes will start from, and finish at, our brand new event village at the University of Kent near Canterbury. More than just a registration area – with trade stands, our renowned Dr Bike mechanics, sports massage, local cycling interest groups, hot food and drinks and much more, you’ll enjoy all the excitement of a cycling festival. Ample free parking is available across the campus as shown here.

We’ve tweaked our popular ride routes to make them even more enjoyable. And for those looking to take their ride up a gear, we’ve introduced a few extra challenges along the way, including the notorious Stowting Hill. Explore the landscape of east Kent like never before, all the time knowing that, with every pedal, you’re making a huge difference to the lives of people who are living with a life-limiting illness.

Already signed up? Click here to download the full event information pack for the Cycle Challenge 2017

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Entry: Early bird £25 (closes 13/03/2017)

Standard entry: £30 (closes 23/04/2017)

Event Venue: The Pavilion, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7SR

30 April 2017

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This year's routes

Explore our beautiful 45, 75 and 100 mile routes; designed to challenge all abilities.

Frequently asked questions

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