Cycling is an amazing way to get fit, socialise and support Pilgrims at the same time.
What's on offer?
Our Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge takes place each spring and is a firm favourite; we always have more than 1,200 people taking part. You can choose to ride a range of routes through the picturesque Kent countryside.
Our brand new My 10 community challenge let's you decide how you ride. Set yourself a cycling challenge of your own this April and May and join the craze sweeping east Kent in support of end-of-life care. Whether you take on a sponsored 10 mile ride, a 10 hour static cycle or even 10 laps of a playground, every pedal turned will be making a difference to the lives on our patients and their families.
My mum died of cancer so it means a lot to me to support others coping with a terminal illness. I rode alone today; I was worried at first that I’d have trouble finding my way, but it was so well supported. I feel amazing now I’ve done it!
Anne-Marie, Cycle Challenge 2017 participant
Divas on Wheels is our popular summer bike ride exclusively for women, though everyone is welcome to take part. Ride on quiet country roads with help along the way for anyone who needs it. This supportive, fun event includes post-ride treats like massage, specialist shopping and homemade cakes.
Celebrating 10 years of the Pilgrims Cycle Challenge
Here are just some of the ways we’re making 2019 the best year to ride the Pilgrims Cycle Challenge:
- Pilgrims Hospices cycling jersey and neck scarf available for purchase
- Official Pilgrims Hospices event app available for free download to iOS and Androiddevices.
- The Epic – new 125 mile route
- 10th anniversary finisher’s medal
Introducing the Pilgrims Hospices Event App
We’re proud to introduce the brand new Pilgrims Hospices Event App, available for iOS and Android devices). It’s free to download from the App Store and Google Play and is the perfect companion to enhance your Pilgrims event experience. Keep your training on track by recording your training activities and liking and commenting on your teammates. Receive up to date event information, view detailed route maps so you can see if you go off route, and link your JustGiving page to see how your fundraising is going, all in one place.
Sociable cycle rides
If you love cycling and don’t want to wait until your next event or challenge to pedal for Pilgrims, you’ll love our sociable cycle rides.
Our pre-event training rides are extremely popular, so we responded to the demand for occasional sociable cycle weekend rides aimed at keen cyclists. We hope to continue these throughout the year in a range of locations across Kent. Most rides will be 25-miles+ in length and best suited to cyclists of moderate ability. The terrain and length of the rides will be detailed on the event listing.
Check out our event calendar for ride dates and information.
To keep up our fundraising efforts, we suggest a donation of £5 per person. The ride leader will collect this before you set off; it’s great value for a morning’s exercise. We hope that you’ll support these rides; we’d love to keep them going as long as the weather is good. Please spread the word amongst your cycling friends!
For more information about our sociable cycling rides email email@example.com.
Pedal for Pilgrims
Run by volunteers, Pedal for Pilgrims (P4P) is a 100+ strong group that rides regularly. They traverse Kent, including places as far as Rye and Bromley, and even cross the Channel into France. P4P organise social rides for beginners, plus plenty of faster rides for experienced cyclists. Join their Facebook group for information and updates about future rides.
We encourage sponsorship for all of our events, and work hard to keep our costs down to guarantee that your registration fee will go directly into supporting patients and families.
Check out our event calendar or contact your local fundraising team to find out more about our latest cycling events.
We challenge you to get on your bike and explore the beautiful Kent countryside with friends, family and colleagues.
Take on this iconic journey and ride all the way from London to the home of the Tour de France.
Challenge yourself and experience the amazing atmosphere of one of the most iconic cycling events in the world.