EVENTS

Coast and Clay Sportive

Join us and hundreds of other cyclists for a challenging but enjoyable day in the saddle on the Coast and Clay Sportive, to help us fund the care at our two Cornish hospices.

  • Event Date

    Sunday 30th June 2024

  • Location

    Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8RP

  • Distance

    Choice of routes – 20 miles, 45 miles, 73 miles or 104 miles

  • Application deadline

    Monday 24th June 2023 at midday

  • Difficulty

    Some training is recommended, depending on route chosen

  • Fees and sponsorship requirements

    Extreme (104 miles): £40 . Epic (73 miles): £38 . Challenge (45 miles): £35 . Inspire (20 miles): £15 . Inspire (under 16s): £2.50

Cornwall Hospice Care’s annual Coast and Clay Sportive is back for 2024!

We are excited to bring you four exceptional routes covering over a hundred miles of beautiful Cornish countryside – find out here how you can take part!

Join us and hundreds of other cyclists for a challenging but enjoyable day in the saddle to help us fund the care.

We are delighted to once again be hosting our event at the stunning Prideaux Place in Padstow, the perfect backdrop to start a day’s cycling, and what’s more, your supporters are invited to join us to see you off as well as welcoming you home at the finish line!

As in previous years there are multiple routes to choose, depending on your cycling ability.  Each of our routes feature some of the best views that Cornwall has to offer. With options from the Inspiring 20 miles up to the Extreme 104 miles, there’s something to challenge everyone.

This year’s event is proudly sponsored by Clive Mitchell Cycles and Suez Cornwall.

About the Coast and Clay Sportive

Our Coast and Clay Sportive is well supported, with fully stocked feed and water stations, a 4×4 support team and full medical cover, there’s no easier or more enjoyable way to tackle a challenge like it. The event is not a race, but is chip timed for your accurate completion time, and all participants will receive a coveted Cornwall Hospice Care medal!

Online registration will close at midday on Monday 24th June 2024, (or when the event is at capacity). Registrations will be accepted on the day if places are still available, but we would encourage you to register in advance to avoid disappointment.

Our Coast and Clay Sportive Sponsors

We are delighted to welcome back our TITLE sponsor for 2024 – Clive Mitchell Cycles.

As in previous years they will provide mechanical support at Event HQ before you set off and at their Summercourt shop where they’ve kindly agreed to host our feed station again.

With over 40 years of experience Clive Mitchell Cycles really is the premier Cornish bike store.  They cater for all aspects of cycling from children’s bikes to electric bikes and a huge range of accessories and parts, they have something to offer to every kind of rider. With two sites to offer in Cornwall, one located conveniently off the A30 at Summercourt, and the other in the centre of Truro, both provide pure bike bliss.  For all your cycling needs, Clive Mitchell Cycles have you covered!

We are equally excited to announce the return of our EVENT sponsors, Suez.

They are supporting the event for the 4th year and we expect to see a team of SUEZ cyclists enter the sportive as well as their friendly faces supporting our Mount Edgcumbe feed station, keeping our Extreme Route participants fuelled!

Fund the care and be in with a chance of WINNING!

Title sponsor Clive Mitchell Cycles have kindly donated a £1000 gift voucher – all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is set up a JustGiving page HERE!

Every £1 you fundraise will give you one free entry into our free PRIZE DRAW!

The Coast and Clay Sportive is organised by Cornwall Hospice Care and all profit from the event funds the care in our two hospices here in Cornwall. The registration fee covers the costs of putting the event on so we do encourage you to set up an online fundraising page – use this link to set up your page now and see how you can help.

See the full Competition Terms and Conditions of Entry HERE.

Coast and Clay Sportive Gift Voucher Clive Mitchell Cycles 2024
Waving Coast and Clay Sportive Cyclists

Can you take part in the Coast and Clay Sportive 2024? Yes you can!

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or this is your first event on a bike, one of the Coast and Clay Sportive routes will be achievable for you!

Perhaps last year you conquered 17 miles and are now ready to attempt the 45 mile challenge, or maybe this is the fundraising challenge you have chosen to give back to your local hospice and have never done anything like it before. Either way – with the right training – this is achievable for everyone.

Coast and Clay Sportive Route Maps

Please click the relevant link for a detailed map of each route.

Extreme – 104 miles – not for the faint hearted, this route will take you across the full width of Cornwall from Padstow on the North Coast to St Austell on the South and everywhere in between! With over 8,500 feet of elevation this route will really test you! With the right training you can do it, and imagine how proud you will feel as you cross the finish line.

Epic – 73 miles – this route, although shorter than our Extreme route still has it’s ups and downs – quite literally! We recommend giving this challenge the training it deserves but guarantee if you do, you will thank us for it later!

Challenge – 45 miles – this route certainly lives up to it’s namesake. It will challenge you but is 100% achievable with the right mindset and a commitment to training. With a respectable 3,650 feet of elevation don’t think of this as an easy option!

Inspire – 20 miles – if you are new to cycling, the world of sportives or just looking for a family friendly challenge, this could be the route for you. With spectacular scenery, the right level of challenge for all ages and a healthy dose of elevation (1700 feet in fact) what’s not to love?

Coast and Clay Sportive Suez Team

What happens next?

  • Register today by clicking on the red ‘Sign Up’ button, complete the registration page and you’ll receive a confirmation email.
  • Create an online fundraising page through JustGiving here or download a printable sponsor form.
  • Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  • Read the Rider Guide carefully, this includes all important event day information.
  • Enjoy the Coast and Clay Sportive 2024!

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Cornwall Hospice Care runs the only 2 adult hospices in Cornwall – Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell and St Julia’s in Hayle. With limited funding, we rely on the support of our fantastic community and people taking part in our events like the Coast and Clay Sportive and raising sponsorship to fund 83% of our care.

It takes 5 minutes to set up a JustGiving page and share it with your friends and family, it really is that simple to make a difference to your local adult hospice nurses and keep them caring. What are you waiting for? Sign up to JustGiving here.

Every £24 you raise will fund one hour of nursing care in our hospices. The registration fee covers the costs of this event, but by raising sponsorship you will enable us to care for more terminally ill people in Cornwall. Just £100 raised will earn you a complementary Cornwall Hospice Care technical cycling jersey!

In 2024 you can make a difference and keep our nurses caring.

If you prefer to fundraise the traditional way you can access our downloadable fundraising pack and sponsorship form here to get yourself started.

For all cyclists sponsorship is optional, if you are unable to raise sponsorship at this time, please consider making a donation here.

Useful Downloads and Links

Frequently asked questions

YES – you can! Our Coast and Clay Sportive has 4 different distances and routes so whatever your ability, from beginner to hardcore cyclist, we’ve something to ensure everyone has a great day out in the saddle.

Fundraising can seem like a daunting task, but once you tell your friends and family what you are doing, you’ll be surprised how keen they are to donate to the cause and show their support. Simply sharing your JustGiving page to social media can be a super effective way of fundraising.

We have a dedicated team of fundraisers on hand to support you and give advice on any fundraising events you might want to do to boost your fundraising even further. Quiz nights, bake sales, duck races and raffles are just some of the simple yet effective ways people have raised sponsorship before. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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