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Join one of our local events, sign up for a challenge or attend an event being organised in support of Cornwall Hospice Care. We’re sure you’ll find something that suits you.

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Lands End to John O'Groats Virtual Cycle Challenge

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Lands End to John O'Groats Virtual Cycle Challenge

Well folks, here we are in another Lockdown. The feedback we received for our lockdown challenges last year was that it gave people a goal, a reason to get up and get out to achieve a challenge. The huge success of Tour de Cornwall and positive feedback around mental health has spurred us on to new challenges. One of our supporters has suggested a virtual cycle from Lands end to John O’Groats. Well we’re up for it if you are! Its 874 miles and we reckon around 20 miles cycling a week on average throughout 2021. We’re giving you all year to achieve it and any miles you cycle will count, including our Coast and Clay cycling event this July.

So drag that rusting bike out of the garage and give it some love or you can do it on your exercise bike, spin bike, Peleton, skateboard or wheelchair, whatever, you just need to be rolling.  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 team. 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 £25 per adult and there’s a spot of Merch on offer too! Grab yourself a Team CHC Cycling Jersey, or Supporter T-shirt to show the world you’re supporting your local Hospice. Purchase here.

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 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 874 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 31st Decmember 2021 to complete your ride. Upload your rides on strava. We’ll also send you a challenge tracker to upload your monthly miles. 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.

With all our shops closed and our fundraising events postponed, we need you now more than ever. We are, as a charity, totally reliant on the support of people like you.

£20 funds an hour of our specialist nursing care. 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 treasured 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 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 now
  6. Keep going and build up your distance to complete 874 miles by  31st December 2021
  7. Once you have completed the event, share your distance with us and we’ll be in touch to celebrate your success.
Downloads
LEJOG Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to LEJOG virtual Cycle Challenge

LEJOG Sponsor Form

You can use this paper sponsor form alongside your Just Giving page

LEJOG Distance Tracker

Print this off and tick off the miles as you go!

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 it will suitably enormous. After you complete your distance on we will ask you to send us your evidence and you will receive your finishers medal in the post. The deadline for completion is 31st December 2021

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.

06/01/2021 - 31/12/2021
£25.00 - Adult Entry
874 Miles
Suitable for all
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Feb 1 Mon
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Move More in February with Becky's Fitness

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Move More in February with Becky's Fitness

Local Fitness Instructor Becky Hosking (Becky’s Fitness) based in St. Austell will be offering FREE 15 min Online Workouts via a Facebook Group.  This group is aimed for absolute beginners or those returning to exercise and Becky wants to encourage everyone to MOVE MORE and GET ACTIVE whilst we are in Lockdown.

 

This group is free however she would be delighted if you would make a donation to Cornwall Hospice Care.

 

Workouts are LIVE in the Facebook group Monday to Friday, however you do not have to attend the live session as all workouts are recorded and saved in the group and available on demand when the time suits you. They include Walk to the Beat, Bodymax in 15. Fitness Pilates Basics, LIIT (Low Intensity Interval Training) and Fun Easy Low Impact Aerobics

 Becky explains that exercise is so important for your mental health as well as your physical health, especially during these difficult times.

 Click this link to join the group and feel free to invite family, friends and work colleagues to join you.

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/412328893178920

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Feb 17 Wed
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Online Art Auction 2021

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Online Art Auction 2021

Our great thanks to our kind sponsors Marshall’s Estate Agents of Penzance

Throughout the pandemic we have managed to keep our 20 beds open to provide our specialist care for those who need us, we can only continue to do this with your help. We need that help now more than ever.

Our plea for art donations from our community has been met with an overwhelming response and we truly humbled by the generosity of artists across the county. We are delighted to offer these beautiful auction pieces ranging from renowned artists to incredibly gifted amateurs.

You can do something amazing by bidding for a beautiful piece of art for your home, work or as a thoughtful gift. You’ll be making that difference that keeps our beds open supporting our wonderful nurses helping families when they need us most. Thank you

A poignant sculpture of Sir Tom Moore will support Cornwall Hospice Care

A bust of the late Sir Tom Moore by West Cornwall sculptor Penny Lally will be at the centre of our exciting online auction. A number of prominent artists have donated items to our charity auction, including Ken Howard OBE RA who has given a stunning oil of St Michael’s Mount with a gallery value of £10,000.

“I was amusing myself in the first lock down sculpting famous people’s faces when Captain Sir Tom started his walk,” explains Penny Lally. “It was meant to be as the sculpture came together really quickly and I decided to cast it in bronze resin.” Amongst Penny’s other works is a bust of Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty that’s now in Manchester Art Gallery ready for the opening of a Grayson Perry Exhibition. “I’m very proud of my work as it’s a hobby really and people are surprised when I tell them I’ve sculpted 111 faces of all sorts of people during this pandemic.”

Penny’s links to us and St Julia’s Hospice in particular, go back a long way. In 2008 she and a friend were part of a team who raised £90,000 on a trek to Peru for the charity. Both had husbands who died from cancer and now Penny visits the hospice with her dog.  “I care passionately about the hospices and the care the nursing teams provide to patients and their families. I love going in to St Julia’s with my dog and have had the privilege of experiencing some very special and magic moments with extremely poorly people. The effect a dog can have is very powerful.”

Penny says it was her determination to keep raising money for our charity that relies on public support, that prompted her to donate the bust of Captain Sir Tom to the auction.

We have partnered with the charity auction platform Jumblebee to bring you over 100 pieces of beautiful Cornish original art.

The auction site is open to browse now at www.jumblebee.co.uk/chcartauction

Bidding is now open and will close on 21st March at 8pm.

You can leave proxy bids, which means the auction will automatically bid for you up to your set maximum amount.

You will be notified by Jumblebee if you are the winning bidder immediately after the auction closes.

Payment will be made directly to Cornwall Hospice Care and instructions on how to do this will be by email with the confirmation of your winning bid from Jumblebee. Please note that shipping is not included in your bid.

Thank you so much for your support.

Below are some stories behind the fabulous Lots available in the Auction

St Michael’s Mount by Ken Howard OBE RA

Ken was born in London and studied Art at The Hornsey School of Art, became the President of The New England Art Club from 1983-2003 and is renowned for painting nudes in his studio as well as cities such as Venice where he met his lovely wife Dora. Over the years as well as spending time in his studios in London and Venice, Ken would be found in his studio in Mousehole and painting around the beautiful Cornish Coast capturing the moody sea and sunlight.

He has also captured the heart of the local community who embraced him as one of their own, and he has sold many of his paintings to help local good causes and charities.

We’re very honoured that Ken and Dora have donated this oil painting of St Michael’s Mount, giving 100% of the auction price to help keep our much needed beds open.

Yvonne Fuller has kindly donated this painting by Audrey Wheeler.

“When I first came to live in Cornwall in1994 I met a wonderful lady called Audrey Wheeler who was deeply involved in the founding of the Cornwall Hospice.  Audrey died in 2000 but in those few short years we became great friends. She had been a District Nurse here, based in Portholland, but was originally trained at St Thomas’s in London where she worked throughout the war. While there as a ward Sister, Cicely Saunders became one of her junior nurses.  She sought Audrey’s permission to give extra care to patients nearing the ends of their lives, and Audrey, being both kind and intelligent, gave her every encouragement.  As you know, from that initial start in due course Cicely Saunders founded the Hospice movement.  When years later she went to receive her Damehood at Buckingham Palace it was Audrey she invited to accompany her.

Audrey  was also a very accomplished water colour painter whose work received considerable praise from visiting tutors.  I own two of her paintings and I think it would be most appropriate if you had one of them to sell in your auction.”

Our great thanks to our kind sponsors Marshall’s Estate Agents of Penzance

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Mar 14 Sun
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Run Falmouth Virtual 2021

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Run Falmouth Virtual 2021

So, we find ourselves in yet another lockdown! Following careful consideration and in light of the ongoing coronavirus restrictions Run Falmouth 2021 will be moving to a virtual platform.

We are challenging you to don your trainers between 14th and 31st March 2021 and complete a 13.1 mile route of your choice.  Of course, hills are not compulsory but this is Run Falmouth (virtual) so the hillier the better!  All we ask is that you complete the run in one go and send us proof you have completed it please.

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

Please do consider setting up a JustGiving page here to help keep Terry’s bed open – every £20 of sponsorship you raise will fund an hour of our specialist nursing care.

Run Falmouth is such an important fundraiser for us and this year is no different.  Run Falmouth is supporting Terry’s Bed Appeal and you will help keep our beds open and support those families who need our care.

We want you to take on the challenge of running a half marathon and help raise those vital funds to keep our beds open.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

A good level of fitness and training is required to complete a half marathon but whatever your ability you can achieve your goal!

What Happens Next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  2. You will receive a notification letting you know that your registration was successful.
  3. Create an online fundraising page through JustGiving or download a sponsor form below.
  4. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  5. We will be on hand to help with any fundraising support you need.
  6. Finally, enjoy your run!
Downloads
Run Falmouth Sponsor Form

Download your sponsor form today and start fundraising.

Run Falmouth Virtual Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to Run Falmouth 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide running vests?

T-shirts, running vests and cycling jerseys are available to purchase here

Is there an age limit to take part?

We recommend participants are aged 16 or over but understand that this is not a ‘one size fits all’ event – if you are under 16 and would like to participate please contact us via email to discuss this further

Do you need volunteers to help deliver the event?

No, as this year’s event is ‘virtual’ we will not require additional support to deliver this event.

How do I 'prove' I've completed the run?

If you use an app such as Garmin Connect, Strava or similar then please send a screen shot of your run to us, or alternatively a photo of your GPS device with time and distance will be sufficient.

14/03/2021 - 31/03/2021
£10 per adult Help us keep our beds open by setting up a JustGiving page - every £20 you raise will fund an hour of nursing care.
13.1 miles
Training required
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Apr 1 Thu
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The CHC Tandem Skydive

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The CHC Tandem Skydive

Have you thought “I’d love to do a skydive one day”? Why not make one-day, today?! Join other adrenaline junkies and cross this of your dreams list

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Registration fee - £50 Minimum sponsorship - £350
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Apr 18 Sun
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Hospice to Hospice Virtual Challenge

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Hospice to Hospice Virtual Challenge

You are probably sat at home right now wondering what your lockdown 3.0 challenge should be.  Well look no further – this is the challenge for you!  You can do it during lockdown and you can do it alone, with your family, your exercise buddy or even your four-legged friend.  Walk it, run it, jog it or cycle it (or hop it backwards if you so desire!). You can do it around your local park, favourite trail or even your garden.

Walk the virtual distance between our two hospices – Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell to St Julia’s in Hayle – Hospice to Hospice is 37 miles and we are giving you until the end of the Easter break to complete your miles. With the school closures now extended it’s perfect to keep you and the family moving during lockdown!

Entry fees are £10 per adult, £5 per child and you can even enter your dog for £5 too! There’s also 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. We’re offering you a gorgeous bespoke medal to commemorate your achievement, but most of  all you’ll get that warm and fuzzy feeling of having done something really good for someone else.

All you need to do is sign up, download Strava or a similar tracking device and get going. Why not join our Strava Club and share your stories, photos and achievements and we’ll shout them out on our social media channels.

Can I walk too?

Run, Jog, Cycle or Walk – it’s up to you how you achieve your distance.

You can do it alone, with your partner, kids and/ or with the dog (they get a medal too!)

How do I fundraise?

Set up a JustGiving page now and share it everywhere to tell all your friends who will instantly want to empty their purses into your fundraiser.  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.

You have until Sunday 18th April to complete your 37 miles Hospice to Hospice. When the event ends simply send us your tracker history and we’ll send you our lovely medal and a smashing certificate to hang on the wall.

On a more serious note, we’re facing an ongoing 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 and their loved ones in Cornwall and we need you to ensure we maintain this vital service.

With all our shops closed (again) and our usual fundraising events on hold, we still need you to support us.

£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 participants, sponsorship is optional. However, you are encouraged to raise some sponsorship, no matter how little.

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 – using the grey button. 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 running, jogging, cycling or walking as soon as you can to clock up those miles.
  6. Keep going and build up your distance and complete the full distance of 37 miles by Sunday 18th April.
  7. Once you have completed the event, share your distance with us and we’ll be in touch to celebrate your success.
Downloads
Hospice to Hospice Virtual Challenge Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Hospice to Hospice Virtual Challenge 2021

Hospice to Hospice Virtual Challenge Sponsor form

Click here to download and print your Hospice to Hospice Virtual Challenge sponsor form

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register to take part in this virtual event?

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 epic one at that! After you complete your distance let us know  and we will arrange to send you your medal.  Please be aware there is a time delay in 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.

18/04/2021
£10.00 - Adult Entry
£5.00 - Child Entry
£5.00 - Dog Entry
37 miles
Suitable for all
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Coast and Clay Sportive 2021

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Coast and Clay Sportive 2021

Our great thanks to our Title Sponsor for this event Clive Mitchell Cycles

The Coast and Clay Sportive

The Coast and Clay Sportive is back!

With the 2020 event cancelled as a result of the pandemic, we are delighted to be planning for 2021 and we invite you to join us.

Recognised by ‘Cycling Weekly’ as one of ’20 of the best British sportives to ride’, Cornwall Hospice Care is delighted to be sitting in the saddle, taking over from the Rotary Club of St Columb.

There is something for everybody, from the complete beginner to the hardened cyclist who likes a challenge, with 4 routes to choose from:

EXTREME – 104 MILES

EPIC – 71 MILES

CHALLENGE – 44 MILES

INSPIRE – 17 MILES

All the routes are designed to provide enjoyable and safe cycling in spectacular scenery. We start and finish at the magnificent Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8RP.

En route, you will experience the coastline and cliffs of the north coast, beautiful country lanes of mid Cornwall and the calmer and gentler south coast, before winding your way back through the Cornish countryside where spectacular views and beaches lead to the finish. The route will be well signposted, with strategically placed marshals, well-stocked feed stations and a few hills! All finishers will be awarded a medal and there will be food and drink at the finish.

What is a sportive?

Well, it’s not a race. Sportives are a great way to get into organised cycling events, giving you the chance to complete a fully signed and supported ride in a relaxed environment. Think of it as the marathon of the cycling world (or a fun run if the word ‘marathon’ brings you out in a cold sweat).

Riding a sportive is a superb way to explore a new area on your bike, in the knowledge that you are fully supported by event staff and surrounded by other enthusiastic participants.

Routes

The Extreme and Epic routes are aimed at experienced cyclists who want a serious test of fitness, endurance and stamina. With over 8,000ft of hills for the 104m riders, and 6,000ft for the 71m riders, you will take on the thrills and pain of cycling some tough Cornish climbs, while enjoying the beautiful countryside as well as the rugged coastline.

The Challenge route is aimed at intermediate riders who want to go beyond their normal ability by taking in some serious hills (3,600ft) as a test of their cycling proficiency.

The Inspire route is for cyclists young or old, beginners or the experienced, who want to take their cycling ambitions beyond the Camel Trail or the commute to work.

View the route maps below:

EXTREME – 104 MILES

EPIC – 71 MILES

CHALLENGE – 44 MILES

INSPIRE – 17 MILES

What's included?
  • Fully signed course.
  • Timed Ride.
  • Marshals.
  • Sweeper Van.
  • Free food, water and energy drinks at feed stations.
  • Medals for finishers.
Sponsorship:

For all riders, sponsorship is optional. However, riders are encouraged to raise sponsorship, no matter how much or how little, you can help to keep our beds open.

Every £20 you raise will fund one hour of nursing care in our hospices. In 2020 your efforts helped us keep open our beds at St Julia’s and Mount Edgcumbe Hospices, beds that were and remain so needed in this pandemic. You can make the difference in 2021 and support your local adult hospices.  Your registration fee will cover the costs of this event, but by raising sponsorship you will enable us to care for more terminally ill people in Cornwall.

What happens next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button. We will need to ask next of kin and phone details at the checkout for your Health and Safety.
  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 purchase a Cornwall Hospice Care Jersey.
  3. If you purchase a Jersey this will be mailed on to you promptly.
  4. You will be offered the chance to setup a JustGiving sponsorship page. Please do so, just £20 raised makes a huge difference to the care we offer.
  5. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  6. You will receive joining instructions no later than 1 week in advance of race day.
  7. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.
  8. Finally, enjoy the sportive!

Our thanks to our kind sponsors Tregonings of Cornwall

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Our thanks to our kind sponsors       Suez Cornwall

Downloads
Coast and Clay Sportive Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

Coast and Clay Sportive Parental Consent Form

Download the Parental Consent Form for the Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus Protection Measures

The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected us all and Cornwall Hospice Care is committed to delivering safe and COVID secure events. The Coast and Clay will be our first event ‘back’ as in live, and we will be adhering to all measures in place from Government and Cornwall Council. We will update on what those are nearer the event as it is likely the situation will change from now (Jan 2021) to event day. You should be aware, however, that if restrictions aren’t lifted to satisfy the safety of this event, we reserve the right to postpone and if no suitable date is available, then to cancel the event.

Cornwall Hospice Care and our stakeholders are in regular contact and we are monitoring the UK situation as how best we can deliver this event.


Registration process

All cyclists will be required to register and collect their number before being allowed to take part. The number must be displayed on the front of your bike; cable ties will be provided. Full joining instructions will be sent to all cyclists no later that one before the date of the event.

Is there an age limit to take part?

All riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. A parental consent form is required for each rider under 16.

All riders, regardless of age, will need to purchase a ticket for the Extreme – 104 mile, Epic – 71 mile and Challenge – 44 mile routes.

Each full price entry to Inspire 17 mile route will also include free entry for two under 16s.


Do you need volunteers to help deliver the event?

Yes, well over 60 volunteers help ensure the Coast and Clay Sportive is delivered safely and smoothly. We always welcome volunteer help. If you can join us drop the Race Director, Oliver Hoare an email on mailto:ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk

Will the event be chip timed?

The event will be chip timed and an alphabetical list of finishers will be published after the event.

Recommended cycling equipment and clothing

Recommended kit to take with you:

  • Spare inner tube(s).
  • Puncture repair kit.
  • Pump.
  • Multi-tool.
  • Water.
  • Snacks (bananas, energy gels etc.).
  • Suitable clothes – unfortunately it does rain sometimes.


Do I need to wear a helmet?

Yes. Helmets are a mandatory safety requirement at the Coast and Clay. Anyone without a helmet will not be allowed to ride.

What cycles are allowed?

Road bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes are all suitable bikes, although we advise that the longer distances will be more challenging on a mountain bike.

Electric bikes are also welcome, although any form of e-bike with a twist and go style throttle is not permitted.


Is there Parking on site?

Yes, there will be ample parking available for cyclists and spectators. More details will follow.

Start times

From 7.30am at Prideaux Place, Sunday 19th July 2020. Riders will be started in batches to avoid congestion and must finish by 5.00pm

104m riders from 7.30am

71m riders from approx. 8am

44m riders from approx. 8.30am

17m riders from approx. 9am

DO NOT BE LATE! If you arrive after 9am you may not be allowed to take part.


The route

The route, course splits, hazards and feed stations will be clearly signposted.

Keep an eye out for our motivational signs!

GPS files are available to download above.

It is your responsibility to follow the course. Should you get lost, call the event support number, and we will try to get you back on track.


What distances are the feed stations?

• 104m route – TBC, although expected to be Roche (30 miles), Mount Edgcumbe Hospice (54 miles) and Summercourt (80 miles).

• 71m route – TBC, although expected to be Roche (30 miles), and Summercourt (54 miles).

• 44m route – TBC, although expected to be Summercourt (30 miles).

• 17m route – no feed station.


Will there be finishers medal?

Yes, and a totally cool one at that! After you have crossed the finish line, you will receive your finishers medal.

Can I buy a Cornwall Hospice Care jersey?

Yes! Anyone who raises over £250 will be offered a jersey for free. If you have raised over £250 please email ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk with details of your sponsorship and size, and a jersey will be sent to you.

Or, if you prefer, you can buy a jersey here.


Is there any mechanical support?

If you have a mechanical problem, please wait at the roadside and call event support on 07817 004430. There will be a sweeper van following the last rider. Pumps and inner tubes will be available at feed stations.

Abandoning the ride, what do I do?

If you cannot complete the ride please tell a Marshal at a check point or phone 07817 004430. Do not go home without telling someone or we will assume you are injured and have the emergency services out looking for you. You will have to pay any costs incurred.

Did you enter the 2020 event? Here are details of how we have transferred your entry.

COAST & CLAY SPORTIVE – EVENT STATEMENT 18/05/2020 12.00

The Coast and Clay Sportive 2020 is cancelled – now confirmed for July 18th 2021

In the light of the current Covid-19 pandemic we wanted to update you on our position regarding the Coast and Clay Sportive that was due to be held on Sunday 19th July 2020. We’ve been following and reviewing the government’s advice and had hoped it might be the first event we could run post the pandemic. However, we are sorry to say that we have no choice but to cancel the event and start the plan to run it in 2021.

We can confirm that Sunday 18th July 2021 is the new date for the sportive. The event is unchanged; indeed, the venue and routes remain identical.

We’ve transferred your entry to the 2021 event. If you don’t want to take part next year you have two options to choose from; You can donate your entry free to Cornwall Hospice Care, or you can have a refund of 75% of your fee.

All cyclists entered into this year’s event will be email today, Monday 18th May 2020, by the Event Director.

There’s no need to inform us if you’re happy to be transferred to the 2021 date, but if you choose instead to donate your entry fee or request the refund, please let us know by 30th June 2020. We regret that we can’t offer a full refund as we have costs for the 2020 event that we are unable to recover. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk.

In the meantime, thank you for your support. We’re thinking of you all and are pleased to report that with your continuing help our hospices remain open 24/7 and we are still admitting those patients who need us.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Coast and Clay Sportive 2021.

Oliver Hoare
Coast and Clay Sportive Event Director
& Cornwall Hospice Care Head of Fundraising


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). You may defer your place for 2022 or transfer your place to another cyclist. Please note deferrals and transfers will be accepted up to Monday 12th July 2021 at Midday.


Event Cancellation Refund Policy

If the event is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or other 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.

 

You should be aware, however, that if restrictions aren’t lifted to satisfy the safety of this event, we reserve the right to postpone and if no suitable date is available, then to cancel the event.

Cornwall Hospice Care and our stakeholders are in regular contact and we are monitoring the UK situation as how best we can deliver this event.


18/07/2021
7:30 AM
Padstow
£40.00 - EXTREME Route (104 Miles)
£38.00 - EPIC Route (71 Miles)
£35.00 - CHALLENGE Route (44 Miles)
£15.00 - INSPIRE Route (17 Miles)
On the day registration, if places are available, will have an additional fee of £5 on the above prices.
17 miles - 104 miles
Training required
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Aug 7 Sat
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Snowdon by Night

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Snowdon by Night

Offering a new challenge of trekking to the summit at night, this will be something very different ascending by moonlight

Caernarfon
Option A - Registration fee £49 + Minimum sponsorship £290
Option B - Registration fee £49 + Self funding £145 + Minimum sponsorship £145
9.5 miles
Moderate - you need to do some fitness training but the challenge is very achievable
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Sep 25 Sat
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Banger Rally Challenge 2021

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Banger Rally Challenge 2021

PLEASE NOTE THE RALLY HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2021 The 2021 Charity Banger Rally Challenge from Cornwall to Koper in Slovenia is an opportunity of a lifetime and will be a trip to remember, driving on some of Europe’s finest and most scenic roads. The only snag is that your car has to cost around a measly £500 each.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

The rally will start on Saturday 25th September leaving Pentewan Sands Holiday Park at 11am and finishing in Koper on Thursday 30th September. We think 6 days charging through 10 Countries in a rubbish car will definitely be a trip to remember. There will be several tasks to perform en route to earn bonus points resulting in prizes but managing to coax your chosen wreck to the finish point should be rewarding enough.

An additional prize will be awarded for the most imaginative/decorated car and their occupants. Although everyone who takes part is a winner, each participant will also be provided with an appropriately tacky medal memento on finishing.

You are now probably thinking, will there be support en route! You are joking surely? You really would not appreciate it if we deprived you of the uncertainty each day on whether your chosen chariot will make it to the next checkpoint, let alone start in the morning. Breaking down miles from anywhere, on a mountain pass in a strange country must be top banana in the entertainment stakes and worth the entry fee alone as we’re sure several teams will testify when they arrive back home!

With all this excitement you’re probably wondering how much this will cost to enter!

The cost of a charity place will be £95 registration, which is based on two people sharing a car; additional passengers will be charged at £95 per person. This represents a huge saving on the normal entry cost of £345 and these places are limited. In exchange you undertake to fundraise a minimum of £1,495 for us. These places are strictly limited with just 10 places available.

Entrance fee includes a pre-party on Friday 24th September, finishing party, t-shirts, route plan & camping. Optional extras are purchased directly from the Banger Rally where you will be redirected after sign up.

What Happens Next?

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Banger Rally Challenge. In just a few simple steps you can be on your way to driving one of the most epic journeys in across Europe.

1. Sign up today, on the link above.

2. We will mail your entry form, which will need to be returned to Cornwall Hospice Care. A copy will also be sent to the Banger Rally Team. Any extras you purchase will need to be booked at this time with the Banger Rally i.e. additional passengers.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, guides etc.

4. We will hold an information/meet and greet evening for the Rally, giving you the opportunity to find out more, ask us any questions you may have and meet past rally challengers.

5. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

6. We’ll see you there on the day to cheer you off!

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every £20 you raise will fund one hour of nursing care in our hospices. In 2019 your efforts helped us open an extra bed in St Julia’s and Mount Edgcumbe Hospices. You can make the difference in 2020 and help open more beds. Our goal is to be able to open more beds  and offer more people our specialist care for those precious last hours.  Your registration fee will cover the costs of this event, but by raising sponsorship you will enable us to care for more terminally ill people in Cornwall.

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Terms and Conditions

Full details of the Terms and Conditions of Entry

Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

Where will I stay?

Your entry includes camping every night at each of the campsites. ‘Extras’ can be purchased through the Banger Rally, such as accommodation upgrades.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this challenge is 18 years or over.

Do I need specialist kit?

Yes! You need your banger! A wreck that will get you across Europe and worth less than £500.

You may travel in a car worth more than this figure, however you won’t be able to win any of the challenges.


St Austell
Option A - Registration Fee £95 + Min Sponsorship £1,495
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Oct 3 Sun
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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Apply to be part of the iconic London Marathon and be part of #TeamCHC 2021

03/10/2021
Grenwich
Full terms and conditions will be sent via email on application.
26.2 miles
Training required
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Mar 18 Fri
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The Lapland Husky Trail 2022

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The Lapland Husky Trail 2022

Join us on this most unique of charity events as we spend five days sledding through the rolling highlands and deep forests of Lapland for an experience you will never forget.

Lead your own team of huskies across the Arctic
• Learn how to dog sled in a long distance expedition
• Sleep in secluded timber cabins
• A chance to see the incredible Northern Lights!

Our charity challenge is to sled 270km from Norway, into Sweden through untouched nature, in order to finish at the world famous Ice Hotel (the original!) in Jukkasjarvi! Our challenge begins in the Arctic city of Tromso, where we make our way to the Dog Sled Centre in order to meet our husky companions. After meeting and greeting our furry friends, we then dive straight into the spirit of adventure and spend our first night in a traditional Lavvo, surrounding the roaring fire.

Watching the Northern Lights and tending to our dogs will give us an exact experience for living as the Laplanders do. This is one of Global Adventure Challenges most popular charity challenges and is oversubscribed year-on-year… a truly unforgettable experience awaits you.

Our trusted trek partners Global Challenge Adventures are holding a FREE Information Webinar on Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 6.30pm to give you the opportunity to find out what’s involved and ask questions.  Please register for this event in advance HERE.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

This charity challenge is suitable for beginners to sledding as full training will be given – all you need to join our challenge is a thirst for extreme adventure! This is no ordinary charity challenge – we will be required to erect our own tents, cook for ourselves and fulfil all camping duties with the equipment provided. In addition to looking after ourselves, we’ll also be responsible for looking after our teams of huskies – be assured, this is a true, “hands on” wilderness challenge!

Downloads
Lapland Husky Trail Brochure and Itinerary

Download a detailed brochure and itinerary to find out more about the trek.

What Happens Next?

Travel with Confidence

We know there are a lot of things to consider before you get back out into the world so our trusted partners have put together their new Travel with Confidence policy, outlining the steps they and their suppliers are taking to make sure that you are safe. Just click on the link above to explore the policy, and if you need to know more then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change which is one of the reasons we are working with Global Adventure Challenges – they are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by the challenges as they possibly can. With this in mind, they will plant 20 trees for every open participant who takes part in the challenge. For further information on our climate care strategy, click here.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Global Adventure Challenges who work with us  to organise and run the Lapland Husky Trail. You will need to choose payment option A or B.

2. Global Adventure Challenges will confirm your booking and manage this part of your trek on our behalf. They will also confirm your booking with us.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.

4. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

5. Enjoy the trek!

Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this trek is 18 years old (if you are aged between 13 -17 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our shops.

£60 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

Tromso
Option A - Registration fee £399 + Min. sponsorship £4382 + Airport Tax and Surcharge £100
Option B - Registration fee £399 + Self Funding £2191+ Airport Tax and Surcharge £100 + set your own fundraising target
270 km
Tough - you need to be fit but all training is given
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May 13 Fri
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Inca Trail Trek 2022

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Inca Trail Trek 2022

• Trek the iconic Inca Trail
• Discover the lost city of Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate
• Hike through the Peruvian Andes Mountain range
• Learn the rich ancient history of Cusco
• Explore Inca’s cosmopolitan capital, Cusco

Location: Peru
Challenge Grade: Tough 2
Distance: Approx. 51km
Duration: 10 days

Our charity challenge begins in the Inca Capital of Cusco – a fascinating city, full of colonial charm hidden deep in the Andes Mountains.

At an altitude of 3,300m, we spend our first day acclimatising by taking a trek around the famous Inca sites surrounding Cusco – a great way to begin our trek for charity.

Then we’re off as a team to conquer the one and only Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – the world’s most important archaeological find and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!  There are literally thousands of Inca Trails within Peru and many other charity events sound similar, but there’s only one Inca Trail that leads through the majestic Sun Gate, and then onto the fascinating ruins of Machu Picchu.  Exceptional support and companionship await – from our porters and chefs through the medics and guides, we’ll be in great hands to assist us in reaching our goal!

This classic Inca Trail encompasses 3 high mountain passes – the highest being 4,200m. The trek will be tough and will certainly test us, but upon witnessing the sight of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, mirrored with breathtaking views across the Andes, our efforts are more than worthwhile. Standing proudly together!

Itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK.

Day 2
Arrive in Cusco (3,300m).

Day 3
Acclimatisation Trek around the Inca sites. Tambomachay to Sacsayhuaman, then to Cusco. Distance – 8 – 12km (approx.).

Day 4
The Inca Trail! Trek KM82 (2,650m) to Huallyabamba Campsite (3,000m). Distance – 11km (approx.).

Day 5
Trek Huallyabamba Campsite up to Dead Womens Pass (4,200m). Descend to Pacaymayo Valley Camp (3,600m). Distance – 12km (approx.).

Day 6
Trek Pacaymayo Valley Campsite up to Runkuraqay Pass (3,950m) & Phuyupatamarka Pass (3,600m). Descend to Winay-Wayna Campsite (2,700m). Distance – 18km (approx.).

Day 7
Trek Winay-Wayna Campsite to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), then to Machu Picchu! Distance – 6km (approx.).

Day 8
Free day in Cusco for participants to relax. Celebratory meal in Cusco.

Day 9
Depart from Cusco.

Day 10
Arrive UK

Download a Brochure
Inca Trail Trek Brochure and Itinerary

Download a detailed brochure and itinerary to find out more about the trek.

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What Happens Next?

Travel with Confidence

We know there are a lot of things to consider before you get back out into the world so our trusted partners have put together their new Travel with Confidence policy, outlining the steps they and their suppliers are taking to make sure that you are safe.  Just click on the link above to explore the policy, and if you need to know more then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change which is one of the reasons we are working with Global Adventure Challenges – they are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by the challenges as they possibly can.  With this in mind, they will plant 20 trees for every participant who takes part in our challenge. For further information on their climate care strategy, click here.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Global Adventure Challenges who work with us to organise and run the Inca Trail Trek.  You will need to choose payment option A or B.

2. Global Adventure Challenges will confirm your booking and manage this part of your trek on our behalf.  They will also confirm your booking with us.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.

4. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

5. Enjoy the trek!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this trek is 18 years old (if you are aged between 13 -17 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our shops.

£60 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

Cusco
Option A - Minimum Sponsorship (Learn more) Registration Fee £299 + Min Sponsorship £3524 + Trekking Permit £200 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
Option B - Self-Funding (Learn more) Registration Fee £299 + Self Funding £1762 + Trekking Permit £200 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Set your own fundraising target
SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT
The optional single supplement cost for this challenge is £125. This will be added to your challenge invoice and is payable at 8 weeks before departure. To request a single supplement, please email customer.care@globaladventurechallenges.com once you have completed your registration.
50 km
Challenging - you need to be fit to trek up steep hills
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Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your event is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be as successful as possible so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas and hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bit sized chunks.

What I want to do isn’t listed here, can I still do it?

Yes of course you can.  We’ll even support you with anything you need just the same as if you took one of our charity places.