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Celebrate Captain Sir Tom’s life with an exciting Willen Hospice Cycling Challenge
Willen Hospice has formed an exciting partnership with The Captain Tom Foundation to bring a unique challenge to local cyclists, celebrating both the Hospice’s 40th Anniversary, and Captain Sir Tom’s life.
Inspired by Captain Sir Tom’s determination and spirit, The Willen Hospice Captain Tom Cycle 100, which takes place between 6 – 10 October, challenges cyclists to ride just over 400 miles in five days.
The scenic route takes cyclists all the way up to Captain Sir Tom’s hometown in Yorkshire, back through the Peak District, before returning to a celebration reception in Captain Sir Tom’s family garden in Marston Moretaine, where the inspirational 100 year old walked 100 laps of his garden, raising £38.9M for the NHS Covid-19 Appeal.
Along the way, cyclists will stop off at areas significant to Captain Sir Tom’s life. These include his birthplace, Keighley, the Harrogate Amy Foundation College, where Captain Sir Tom was made honorary Colonel last year, and the War Memorial in Ilkley, which was built by the Moore family.
This challenge is limited to just 20 cyclists, and everyone taking part will receive an exclusive Willen Hospice Captain Tom Cycle 100 pro-cycling jersey, plus a finisher’s medal. The registration fee is £100, with additional trip costs at £350, which includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch, mechanical support and luggage transfer, as well as the jersey and medal. For an extra £15 cyclists can also receive a 12 week training plan from specialist cycling coach, Andy Tomkins, to help reach their goals.
Willen Hospice are asking cyclist to fundraise a minimum of £400 to help the charity continue providing free, compassionate care to local patients and their families.
To sign up to this exclusive challenge, visit www.willen-hospice.org.uk/Cycle100