Captain Tom Cycle 100 – 6 to 10 October 2021

Cycle through the past and celebrate Captain Sir Tom Moore’s life with this unique challenge

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.

This challenge is open to just 20 cyclists.

The route

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.

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

 

Captain Tom Cycle 100 jersey

Everyone taking part will receive an exclusive Captain Tom Cycle 100 pro-cycling jersey.

Support

We’ll have a support crew to transfer your luggage from each location and help with any major mechanical support.

Hotels

The Hotels on the route will have secure bike storage and will include bed and breakfast.

Training plans

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.

Costs and fundraising

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.

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
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.