Extra Mile 2021 Magnificent Severn Cycle Challenge – 24 – 27 September

Join our friends, Extra Mile for three days’ cycling on country roads and lanes from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September 2021, and raise vital funds for your local Hospice.

Friday – travel to Gloucester and ride either 40 or 20 miles through the rolling countryside and picturesque villages of the North Cotswolds, in the Bourton on the Water/Burford area. The aggregate elevation is about 2,300 ft on the longer route; 1,300 on the shorter.

Saturday – tackle either 65 or 40 miles over slightly more challenging terrain through the glorious Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, providing an international element (Wales!) to our adventure. The aggregate elevation is some 5,800 ft on the 65-miler, 3,500 ft for the shorter route.

Sunday – again your choice is either 65 or 40 miles, this time through the picturesque Cotswolds south of Gloucester and some roads alongside the river Severn. Aggregate elevations 4,000 and 2,200 ft.

We’ll host our famed Gala Dinner on the Sunday evening to celebrate the completion of the Challenge. Travel home on Monday 27 September.

Extra Mile Challenge

  • What's included

    • Luxurious 4* hotel accommodation sharing a twin room on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis for all three nights
    • Wine and mineral water with all dinners
    • Gala dinner on the Sunday evening
    • We dine together each evening, generating great atmosphere and camaraderie
    • Designated routes carefully planned and recce’d by our experienced team. They are designed to be a real challenge, but manageable by reasonably fit adults of all ages who’ve prepared for the event
    • Detailed turn-by-turn route directions and downloadable Garmin mapping plus plenty of our own signposting in situ to help you stay on track
    • Our 20-strong team of marshals is on hand to check you out and back in each day, and to help out in case of need (though the accent is on self-reliance; come prepared to deal with punctures and minor mechanical issues yourself, and to find your own way back to the route if you stray)
    • No need for your vehicle (or luggage) to traverse the route. Each day’s route is circular. Saturday has a remote start/finish in the Wye valley but Sunday cycle starts and finishes at the hotel.

Registration and fundraising

The entry fee is just £295 per person, assuming twin room sharing – amazing value thanks to the leg-work donated by our organisers and marshals (all volunteers), and financial donations from our fantastic commercial supporters.

Reserve your place today with a £40 registration fee. The rest of the entry fee (£255) is payable by 31 July 2021.

We also ask you to raise a minimum of just £200 per person (excluding gift aid) for charity. Experience shows most participants raise more. If you choose Willen Hospice as the charity to support, 100% of the funds you collect will come to us.

Important information

The Challenge is NOT a race. Start times will be staggered, to avoid bunching.

We will comply with all Covid-19 regulations in force at the time of the event. If they require us to cancel the event, our refund policy is set out below.

Methods of payment are shown on the entry form. The registration fee is not refundable. As always Extramile would make every effort to obtain refunds on entrants cancellations. This cannot, however, be guaranteed.

The Magnificent Severn Cycle Challenge 2021 is organised and promoted by Extra Mile Challenges (charity registration number 1100243), a collaboration between the Rotary Clubs of Milton Keynes Grand Union and of Bedford Park.

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.