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 1,000 people taking part. You can choose to ride a range of routes – 45, 75 or 100 miles – through the picturesque Kent countryside.
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.
If you fancy going a little further afield, you can take on the iconic London to Paris Bike Ride for Pilgrims.
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 details about our sociable cycle rides contact Deborah Kellond on 01227 812 621.
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.