Inspired by Captain Sir Tom’s determination, spirit and passion for charities, you’ll cycle over 400 miles in four and half days, to help raise much-needed funds for Willen Hospice.
The challenge will take you all the way up to Captain Sir Tom’s hometown in Yorkshire, and welcomed back to a celebration reception in the famous garden Captain Sir Tom completed 100 laps of, at his family’s home in Marston Moretaine.
6 October – Day 1: Willen Hospice – Leicester (approx. 60 miles. 2340ft elevation)
The first day will start with a fanfare send off from Willen Hospice at midday, before heading north to Leicester for our first night.
7 October – Day 2: Leicester – Round Hay Park, Leeds (approx. 110 miles. 4500ft elevation )
Cycling further North, today we are stopping at the scenic village of Todwick, and the Cathedral city of Wakefield.
8 October – Day 3: Round Hay Park – Oldham (approx. 84 miles. 7300ft elevation)
Here we have two stops, both relevant to Captain Sir Tom, and an overnight stay in Oldham.
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.
9 October – Day 4: Oldham – Melton Mowbray (approx. 110 miles. 6000ft elevation)
We’ll cross the stunning landscape of the Peak District, with a ‘pitstop’ at Castle Donnington circuit on our way to Melton Mowbray for our final night.
10 October – Day 5: Melton Mowbray to Marston Mortaine (approx. 77 miles. 2900ft elevation)
On our last day, we’ll cycle through Leicestershire, finishing at a celebration reception at the Captain Sir Tom’s family home.
|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, 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.