Cycle from MK to Yorkshire and back with this advanced cycling challenge, in memory of Captain Sir Tom.
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
Not up for the entire challenge? Relay with other riders instead.
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
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 Tom was made honorary Colonel last year. We will 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.
|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|
Everyone taking part will receive an exclusive Captain Tom Cycle 100 pro-cycling jersey.
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.
The registration fee is £100, and the additional trip costs are £350 (to be paid by 2 April), which includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch, as well as the Captain Tom 100 Pro Cycling Jersey, and medal.
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, 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.