Cycle 4 Katharine House

Whether you’re new to cycling or an experienced rider there’s an event out there for you. It’s thanks to people like you taking on challenges that we can continue to provide free care services.

Events

Katharine House Cycling Challenge - 10miles, 25miles, 45miles, 65miles - Sunday 30th April 2017.

Staffordshire Cycling Festival, various races/distances - http://www.ridestaffs.co.uk/ - 1/2 July 2017 sign up here

London to Paris -  10-14th May 2017 & 19-23rd July 2017 ( includes 1 day watching Tour De France) - An iconic challenge, with transport, accommodation and food/drink included - booking fee just £99, minimum fundraising target £1470.  Download the PDF at the bottom of this page or request  more info Here

Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 - 30th July 2017 Grab your gold bond place now!  We have 16 gold bond places available for the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 2017.  If you would like to take one of these places please email fundraising@khhospice.org.uk or call 01785 270808 for further information.  Your minimum fundraising target will be £600 and this will include your gold bond place plus a hospice cycling jersey.

Coast to coast - www.c2c-guide.co.uk/  - Various dates - 147miles

or maybe you want to design your own!

There are numerous cycling events held nationally every year.  Find one near you now at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/

What next?

Decide what challenge you'd like to do then let us know by contacting the Fundraising Team on 01785 270808 or email fundraising@khhospice.org.uk

Then set up your online fundraising page with justgiving below. We'll also send over paper sponsor forms and help if you need cycling Jerseys printing.  

See where our supporters are Cycling for Katharine House Hospice:

Ride London-Surrey 100

2013 saw the first ever Ride London-Surrey 100 which Alex Shipton and Stu Evans completed raising over £1,500 between them for the hospice.

This year Andy Bentley, Paul Bradbury, Mark Jackson, Richard Jones, Phil Richardson and Elaine Price completed the 100 mile route. Between them the cyclists raised a fantastic £6,000 for the hospice.  Their money will be used to pay for a whole 6 weeks of Wellbeing Day's at the hospice.  They all had an absolutely amazing time and could not speak highly enough of the whole experience.  There were even bacon sandwiches along the way!!

 Balti Bike Club - Stafford Castle to Barmouth Cycle
 Pete Brown and his Balti Bike Club cycled from Stafford Castle to Barmouth to raise vital funds for our hospice.  Pete said " Well, I got there. I might have been under prepared, the weather turned nasty with about 15 miles to go, we got soaked, my chain broke, I was totally shattered but I had a brilliant time. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Would do it again tomorrow." Thank you so much!

Perkins Peloton - Stafford Cycling Festival Challenge

 

Steve Chesworth and the Perkins Pelotin friends and family took part in the Stafford Cycling Festival 35/70 mile challenge and raised a whopping £800 for the hospice.  If you would like to raise money for our hospice by taking part in this fantastic local festival, do get in touch.  The 2016 festival will take place on 2nd & 3rd July 2016
 

Mel Cottrill and Jane: Euro City Cycle

Avid cyclist and Staff Nurse Mel Cotterill recently took on another fantastic fundraising challenge and cycled 3 European Cities, from London to Amsterdam and then onto Brussells.

Mel and her cycling partner Jane, who also cycled London to Paris in 2014, cycled 276 miles over 4 days and battled through torrential weather conditions.

Mel said "This cycle proved to be more of a mental challenge rather than a physical one. We experienced headwinds, crosswinds and torrential rain. Trying to stay warm and dry was a big challenge, but despite the conditions we had some great banter and companionship from our fellow riders who were all experiencing the same struggles".

So far Mel has raised over £1,000 for the hospice which is absolutely fantastic.

Congratulations Mel & Jane and thank you so much for your support!

 

 

 
JustGiving

Fed up of having to get sponsors' money after an event when people don't have cash on them? This solves the problem. You can even set up a free text code for your page so your sponsors don't even need to get their wallet out! 

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Give more with Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a simple and straightforward way to increase your sponsorship or donation by 25%. To find out more please see our Gift Aid page

Does your employer match fund?

Did you know that there are lots of companies who will match varying levels of funds raised by their employees.  Simply ask your employer if they could do this.  This could double the amount you raise for the hospice which would be absolutely amazing!

Companies we currently know that match are:-

Abbey National, Santander, Asda, BAA, Bank of England, Barclays, BP, BT, Camelot, Centrica, Cornhill Insurance, Debenhams, DHL, HSBC, Sainsbury, Kellogs, Kingfisher, Littlewoods, Lloyds TSB, Marks & Spencer, Natwest, Norwich Union, Peugeot, RBS, Royal London Mutual Insurance, Stagecoach, Sky, Tesco, Unilever, Vodaphone, Woolwich.

If your company does match funding and isnt named above, please let us know so we can update the list and let others know.