Cornwall Hospice Care Events

Tour de Cornwall

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Event Details

1st June 2020
Registration Deadline:
26th June 2020
Event type:
Cornwall Hospice Care Events
Suitable for all
100 Miles
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
£10.00 - Adult Entry
£5.00 - Child Entry
Contact details:
Cornwall Hospice Care Fundraising Team 01726 66868
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When the London Marathon was postponed this year, we thought, we’ll have our own Marathon then, but around lockdown and at our own pace. The huge success of Your Marathon Your Pace and positive feedback has spurred us on to new challenges. So now the Tour of Britain has been cancelled, we’re going to have our own …..”Tour De Cornwall”. The first stage of the Tour of Britain would’ve seen cyclists complete a route of a little over 100 miles between Penzance and Bodmin.

So if you fancy getting “on yer bike” we’re throwing down the gauntlet of 100 miles of cycling, at your pace to be completed during June. So drag that rusting bike out of the garage and give it some love. We’re offering another spanking medal and certificate on completion and lots of encouragement and laughs in our Strava Team.

You can do this on your own or you can enter as a family. You can cycle the actual Tour of Britain first stage or round and round the duck pond, you can even do it on your exercise bike. Do it anywhere, anytime. The idea being to get us all motivated to get out and get moving and of course raising some critical funds for the Hospices.

Entry fees are £10 per adult £5 per child and there’s a spot of Merch on offer too! Grab yourself a Team CHC Cycling Jersey, Running Vest or Supporter T-shirt to show the world you’re supporting your local Hospice. Purchase here.

Now the eagle eyed amongst you will have spotted that you have run a marathon followed by a 100 mile cycle and it hasn’t passed us by, that if we then added a 2.4 mile swim we have ourselves an Ironman Triathlon. To make this inclusive along with the other two challenges we won’t insist on a swim, you can swim it, surf it or paddle it. You will have all of July to complete 2.4 miles of water stuff wherever you can and at your pace. We will, of course be offering another fabulous medal for this too but if you have completed all three challenges we will be awarding you our exclusive Team CHC Lockdown Triathlon Medal and that will definitely be one to show the grandchildren.

Registration for the swim will open sometime in June.

Whilst this is all great fun, It would be amazing if you could find a few friends to support you, every penny counts to fund the care we provide at Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospice and you will have helped make a huge difference in these tough times. So please remember to set up a JustGiving page when you register, a modest of goal is very achievable and feels amazing when you beat it, knowing its going to fund those last treasured moments.

All you need to do is sign up, download  the free Strava App, join our Team CHC Strava Club and share your stories, photos and achievements and we’ll shout them out on our media channels.

Can I cycle my own route?

Yes you can cycle anywhere, anytime, it’s up to you how you get your distance. You can do it on your own, with your family, with the kids and/ or as a team.

How do I fundraise?

Set up your JustGiving page and share it everywhere to tell the world who will instantly empty their purses into your fundraiser from the sheer shock of learning that you are going to cycle 100 miles. If you want to fundraise for a particular Hospice, sign with just giving to Cornwall Hospice Care and then let us know which Hospice, St Julia’s or Mount Edgcumbe you are supporting.

We’re giving until Tuesday 30th June to complete your run. When you finish just send us your tracker history and we’ll send you the medal and a smashing certificate to hang on the wall.

On a more serious note, we’re facing a national crisis like no other while still keeping our two hospices open 24/7. With your help we’re continuing to care for terminally ill people in Cornwall and we need you to ensure we maintain this core service.

We welcome the support we’re receiving from the government, but with all our shops closed and our fundraising events postponed, we still need you.

We are, as a charity, totally reliant on the support of people like you.

£20 funds an hour of our specialist nursing care and we need this now more than ever. If 100 people raised £200 each for us that’s 1000 hours of nursing care.

You could help make that happen, sign up today and invite your friends.

For all cyclists, sponsorship is optional. But please we need you now more than ever and every penny counts to fund those last precious moments

What happens next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking platform Charity Checkout letting you know that your registration was successful. There will also be details on how you can join the Strava Club.
  3. Setup a JustGiving sponsorship page. Please do so, just £20 raised makes a huge difference to the care we offer.
  4. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  5. Start Cycling from Monday 1st June
  6. Keep going and build up your distance to complete 100 miles by Tuesday 30th June
  7. Once you have completed the event, share your distance with us and we’ll be in touch to celebrate your success. Medals and certificates will be posted in July (there is a delay on medals due to the pandemic)
Tour de Cornwall Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Tour de Cornwall 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration process

Sign up using the red button at the top of this page. Once completed, in the confirmation mail you will get a link to access the Strava Club and setup your JustGiving page.

Is there an age limit to take part?

No, none whatsoever!

Everyone and anyone can take part.

Will there be finishers medal?

Yes, and a totally cool one at that! After you complete your distance on Tuesday 30th June, we will ask you to send us your total distance and you will receive your finishers medal in the post in July. Please be aware there is a time delay having these produced.

Cancellations and transfers

Registrations are strictly personal, firm and binding and fees shall not be refunded for any reason.

If you are unable to take part please let us know as soon as possible by calling 01726 66868 (option 3).

Event Cancellation Refund Policy

If the event is cancelled due to reasons beyond our control, we may at our discretion offer a refund of your entry fee(s). However, we reserve the right to deduct an amount to cover the expenses incurred in setting up the event to ensure that Cornwall Hospice Care and our associated partners are not out of pocket due to running this event.