Captain Tom Cycle 100 – 11 – 15 May 2022

Cycle from MK to Yorkshire and back with this advanced cycling challenge, in memory of Captain Sir Tom.

  • Cover over 400 miles in four and a half days
  • Two back-to-back days of gear grinding climbing in excess of 6000ft, a total of 23,000ft overall
  • Stunning scenery of the Peak District and Yorkshire countryside to distract you from the burn
  • Exclusive Willen Hospice/Captain Tom 100 Bioracer Pro Cycling Jersey and medal

Your endurance will be rewarded with a celebration reception and medal presentation at the garden of Captain Sir Tom’s family home in Marston Moretaine

Relay option

Not up for the entire challenge? Relay with other riders.

Team of two – one cycles and one drives

Fundraising ask of £600

Team of three – one cycles, one drives, one passenger

Fundraising ask of £900

Team of four- one cycles, one drives, two passengers

Fundraising ask of £1200

Costs and fundraising

Registration fee
(to pay at time of booking)
Remaining trip costs Fundraising minimum Total amount
£100 £350 £400 £850

Captain Tom Cycle 100 itinerary

  • Day 1: Willen Hospice – Leicester (approx. 60 miles. 2340ft elevation)

    We’ll start with a fanfare send off from Willen Hospice at midday, before heading north to Leicester for our first night. Today will be our shortest ride.

  • Day 2: Leicester – Round Hay Park, Leeds (approx. 110 miles. 4500ft elevation )

    Cycling further North, today we are hitting our first of two 110 mile days. We’ll be stopping for a breather in the scenic village of Todwick, and the Cathedral city of Wakefield.

  • Day 3: Round Hay Park – Oldham (approx. 84 miles. 7300ft elevation)

    Today is our biggest day for climbing, with a challenging 84 miles to cover. On this route we’ll visit Keighley, Captain Sir Tom’s birthplace, and the Harrogate Army Foundation College, where Captain Sir Tom was made honorary Colonel in 2020. We’ll also cycle past the War Memorial in Ilkey, which was built by the Moore family.

    Make sure you stretch tonight as tomorrow is enough big day of climbing.

  • Day 4: Oldham – Melton Mowbray (approx. 110 miles. 6000ft elevation)

    Staying true to its name, you’ll reach new heights as we go through the stunning Peak District on our second day of 110 miles. We’ll have a welcomed ‘pitstop’ at Castle Donnington circuit on our way to Melton Mowbray for our final night

  • Day 5: Melton Mowbray to Marston Mortaine (approx. 77 miles. 2900ft elevation)

    On our last day, we’ll cycle through Leicestershire, heading towards the well-earned celebration reception at Captain Sir Tom’s family home. Well done, you’ve completed this gruelling challenge and raised vital funds for an amazing cause.

  • Proposed checkpoints

    Proposed checkpoints

    Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
    AM N/A Stop near Nottingham City Hospital Stop near Harrogate Army Foundation College Castleton Cafe Ventoux
    Lunch N/A Todwick Near Ilkey War Memorial Matlock Captain Tom’s family home in Marston Moretaine
    PM Holdenby House Wakefield Hebden Bridge Castle Donnington circuit
    Night Stay in Leicester Stay near Roundhay Park, Leeds Stay in Oldham Stay in Melton Mowbray

  • What's included
    • Everyone taking part will receive an exclusive Captain Tom Cycle 100 Bioracer Pro Cycling Jersey and medal.
    • We’ll have a support crew to transfer your luggage from each location and help with any major mechanical support.
    • The Hotels on the route will have secure bike storage and will include bed and breakfast.
    • We are delighted to have partnered with a specialist cycling coach, Andy Tomkins, from  Sportive Cycle Coaching to offer you a detailed 12-week training plan. Andy is an expert in this field, his passion and inspiration for all things cycling really shines through. You can order the training plan within the registration form at a cost of just £15.

Book here

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our fundraising events, causing a 50% drop in income. We kindly ask if each cyclist could raise at least £400 for Willen Hospice, to help us continue providing free, compassionate care to local patients and their families, when and where they need us most. Dawn, our Challenges Fundraiser, will support you with your fundraising every step of the way, offering advice and ideas to help you reach your goal.

In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.