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A once in a lifetime experience awaits with this ever popular trek along the Inca trail, leading you to the famous archaeological and World Heritage Site
Option B - Registration fee £300 + Self Funding £2,565*
***Just confirmed*** the magnificent Prideaux Place, Padstow, have agreed to be our start location, offering a fantastic view out across Padstow, before we descend into the town and out across Cornwall.
Château des duc de Bretagne, is the jewel at the heart of Nantes, the largest city in Northwestern France. The Château, secluded by fortress walls and its own moat, are an imposing, yet welcoming finish to Cornwall Hospice Care’s Camel to Castle Cycling Challenge where the cyclists will finish in the walled courtyard.
The five day trip limited to just 50 cyclists, will start from the mouth of the River Camel, traversing Cornwall from West to East. The route explores the beauty of Cornwall on day one before an overnight ferry crossing to France where the challenge features much of the famous La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic cycling route as we head south to Nantes and ultimately completing a total of 280 miles to France.
Join us for the truly unique and bespoke once in a lifetime trip to help fund the care our charity provides to patients with terminal illnesses in Cornwall.
Can you do it? Yes you can!
A good level of fitness is required for this challenge. You will need to train, however remember that although the distances are larger, you have all day to cycle the distance.
What Happens Next?
We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Camel to Castle Cycling Challenge. In just a few simple steps you can join our team and support Cornwall Hospice Care.
1. On the link above sign up today, with our trusted delivery partners Skyline who are working with us to organise and run the Camel to Castle Cycling Challenge.
2. You will receive confirmation of your place from Skyline, which will also trigger acknowledgement to us and in turn we will then mail your Fundraising Pack to you. You will be linked with the Cornwall Hospice Care event lead responsible for your event throughout your training and on the challenge.
3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.
4. We will hold a tech evening for the cycle, to learn how to maintain your bike on the road, i.e. punctures and loose handlebars etc.
5. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help either in person, over the phone or on email.
6. Before your departure you will need to provide insurance information and complete a health questionnaire with Skyline in the riders area on their website – this is on behalf of Cornwall Hospice Care.
7. Once the route recognisance has been completed we will share this with you and can give rough estimates for you if friends and family wish to cheer you on from certain points. We will provide final details in advance of the departure re. start meeting point and provisions there.
8. Finally enjoy the challenge!
Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?
Every year it costs over £5 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 20% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners, in simple terms, the NHS contribution pays for 71 days of care each year. In a calendar year that’s only enough to get us to the 12th March. We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 32 shops.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are Skyline?
How much money comes to Cornwall Hospice Care?
We know from experience that when we cover these logistical costs and ask people to raise more as a result, participants are more successful and raise more funds towards are care.
Each rider, when meeting the minimum sponsorship only, will fund over a week’s worth of nursing care. You can see how this will build with 50 cyclists.
How fit do I need to be?
People tend to group with others of similar speeds and no one is left behind. It’s not a race and all abilities are encouraged.
Will there be a training plan?
What is the food like?
The water stops have sweets, cereal bars and high energy bars available too.
How will the course be marked?
These are offered to each rider with no damage deposit, Cornwall Hospice Care covers this, however if a riders looses or breaks theirs, they will be required to pay for it so our charity is not charged.
What support is there en route?
Our aim is that at any point you will always feel safe.
What is it actually like?
Read Darren’s blog here
When do I need to raise the minimum sponsorship by?
We ask everyone to meet the minimum target as it allows us to plan and fund essential care across our charity.
Can I raise more than the minimum sponsorship?
Can I raise money as a team?
As a team if one person raises £3,000 and the other team member £920, they still meet the target.
If you wish to enter a team please advise us on the details above before or shortly after registering.
What support is there beforehand?
In your Fundraising Pack we will also have information on online sponsorship pages and can offer advice on raffles, matched funding etc.
Essentially, if you need us, we can help with ideas to make your fundraising a success.
By day this stunning Iceland trek will take you through geothermal valleys, beautiful mountain scenery, streams and waterfalls. By night, take in the spectacular Aurora Borealis.
Option B - Registration fee £299 + Self funding £1,500*