Whether you're looking to explore the east Kent countryside, or go further afield and have the unique opportunity of cycling on traffic-free roads of London, there's a cycling event for everyone.

Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge 

Our award-winning Cycle Challenge is back on Sunday 5 May 2024.

After the ride's sell-out success in 2023, Cycle Challenge returns for its 14th year. You can join 1,200 fellow cyclists, of all abilities, to explore the beautiful and varied countryside of east Kent alongside friends, family and colleagues. Ride it your way by choosing to ride one of five distances ranging from 30 miles up to 125 miles. With a maximum of 1,200 riders being able to take part in Cycle Challenge, and last year's event selling out, we highly advise early registration to avoid disappointment.

Since the very first ride in 2010, over £1.25 million has been raised for the specialist care of those living with an incurable illness in our east Kent community. So challenge yourself this spring by taking on the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge and achieve something amazing!

Sign up today!

RideLondon-Essex 100 

RideLondon returns on Sunday 26 May 2024 to celebrate its 11th anniversary year!

By riding the RideLondon-Essex 100 challenge for Pilgrims Hospices, you will have the unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighbouring Essex. The exciting route will have participants set off from Victoria Embankment into Essex via Epping Forest. Riders will glide through picturesque towns and villages, before joining a section of the 2014 Stage Three Tour de France route. The course will guide riders through the Essex countryside back to central London, where they'll complete their ride at the famous Tower Bridge.

Cycle RideLondon-Essex 100 this Spring with one of our guaranteed charity places. These places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis for a registration fee of just £40 and a pledge to raise at least £395 sponsorship for local hospice care. Got your own place? Use it to help us to continue providing specialist end-of-life care in east Kent.

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London to Paris Bike Ride 

Take on the iconic journey and ride all the way from London to Paris on Wednesday 5 - 9 June 2024!

You’ll spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 309 miles from capital to capital. Our journey begins in London with the route taking us through glorious English countryside as we cycle from Kent to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. Once across the water, you’ll start cycling ‘French style’, remembering to keep to the right! You'll cycle along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme.

A spectacular finish awaits you, when you reach the home stretch around the Arc de Triomphe and along the Champs Elysées, before reaching the piece de resistance, the Eiffel Tower, which marks our finish line.

You’ll join a 200-strong group of riders of all abilities, each taking on this classic route with the same thing in common: a great sense of adventure and the desire to help their favourite charity.

Sign up today!

Order an official Pilgrims cycle jersey

We're excited to bring you the official Pilgrims Hospices cycle jersey and neck scarf!

Show your support out on the road with these stylish and quality garments. The cycle jersey is packed with great features such as a zipped valuables pocket, full-length zip and silicone waist gripper. The Pilgrims neck scarfs are ideal for keeping you warm on cold or windy days and providing shade from the sun on hot days. Grab yours today and help us be there for thousands of people coping with an incurable illness is east Kent.

Cycle Jersey: £35 (available in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL)          Neck Scarf: £5

Order yours today!

Check out our event calendar, or contact our challenge events fundraising team to find out more about our latest cycling events.

Join our Pilgrims Hospices Cycling Facebook Group to find out all of the latest information on cycling for Pilgrims Hospices! It's also a great place to find encouragement and motivation, as well as ask for advice from your fellow cyclists.