Cycle Sportive – 4 September

Get on your bike for the annual Willen Hospice Sportive

When: 4 September 2022
Start/Finish: Cranfield University

If you’ve done our Sportive before, you will know that’s it’s a well-organised event and always a lot of fun. If you haven’t done it before, then sign up! Choose a route that challenges you just enough, and gives you the motivation to get training and out on your bike over the summer.

Choose from three different circular routes:

100 miles – 8:00 am (Cyclist choosing the 100 mile route option must have an average of 15 miles per hour in order to sign up.)
65 miles – 9:00 am
40 miles – 10:00 am

Please make sure you can cycle your chosen route by 4/4:30 pm when the event closes.

What’s on offer:

  • There will be feed and water stations on all three routes.
  • Sign posted routes and GPX files for bike computers. All three routes will be available so you can keep them for your own rides after the event.
  • Medal for each participant at the finishing line.
  • Friendly volunteers and marshals on route.
  • Scenic routes, passing the Woburn deer park, stunning countryside and quaint villages.
  • Option to purchase an exclusive Willen Hospice pro-racer jersey.
  • Mechanical support from Corley cycles at the start/finish line for all cyclists.
  • BBQ for cyclists friends and family at the end.
  • First aiders and support vehicles to pick up participating cyclists who have any mechanical issues along the route.

Entry Cost:

  • £35 per person for all routes.
  • 10% off group bookings of 3 or more.
  • £50 minimum fundraising target to support our vital work.

We’ll send you the GPX files for all three routes, so you can cycle your chosen miles on the day,  and save the other routes for another time. We will send you the links to the maps a week before the event.

Up for a bigger challenge? Check out this multi-day cycle route through France.

We need your support

Willen Hospice has a very special place in the hearts of people in the local area. At the toughest time of their lives, we do everything we can so people feel relief from pain and families can enjoy the precious moments they have left together. In the midst of the exhaustion, the pain and the grief, we are there. Our highly skilled professional team provide the best quality and heartfelt care for terminally ill people – and it’s all free to everyone who needs us. To do all of this, we need to raise £4.7million every year, that’s £9 a minute. We are kindly asking everyone taking part in our Sportive to raise a minimum of £50 to support our care.

You can find helpful fundraising resources here. Thank you.

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.