Saturday, April 13, 2024

New 32KM Ride for Rowcroft Cycle Challenge

Hot enough for you?  Of course it is.

Well we’ve got something even hotter, this October, join Rowcroft for their Cycle Challenge, if you think you’re hard enough that is.

The event features a new “wheelie challenging” 32km, up-hill course, aka Haylor Hill Climb.

Not got the minerals?

For those of you who prefer something a little more smoother, Sunday Ride, The Classic route is for you.

This route is used every year and is situated on tarmacked roads with country lanes and a surfaced cycle path, perfect for those getting started.

If you’re a veteran of the route you can always try to beat your best time or simply spend the morning cycling through rather picturesque countryside with friends.

Cycle for Sponsorship

Of course no ride would be complete without a spot of sponsorship.

So if you are a young rider, you’re highly encouraged to collect sponsorship and help support the ongoing care Rowcroft Hospice provides.

Ride for Rowcroft is still proving to be one of the  hospice’s most popular fundraising events.

Ride for Rowcroft Participants

£100k from 2 events

The previous 2 years that the Ride for Rowcroft event has been running it has raised over £100,000 and helped 2,000 people receive the vital care needed.

2017 saw over 450 participants take to their cycles riding a challenging 24km with breathtaking views.

The route goes through Chudleigh, Knighton, Bovey Tracey and the Teign Valley.

On completion of the challenge you will be awarded with an exclusively designed medal and a well deserved bacon bap.

Rowcroft Events Manager, Stewart Molyneux said:

We have listened to feedback from previous participants, who wanted a more challenging route. Believe me, as someone who has cycled both courses, the new ‘Haytor Hill Climb’ certainly ticks that box! That being said, the 24km ‘Classic’ route still offers its own challenge, but is perfect for the more novice cyclist and takes in some truly stunning views. Every entry helps us to continue to the much-needed support offered to people and their families, so I would encourage everyone to sign up as early as possible and fundraise as much as they can. Every penny truly makes a difference!

Ride for Rowcroft Helps families

By signing up to the challenge you are helping Rowcroft support people in the local community.

People like Dean Elson’s family:

When my wife and I came back from a holiday, we were given the shattering news that Mum had been diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer.  When the cancer became aggressive, Rowcroft provided her with help at home and she went into Rowcroft’s Inpatient Unit for two weeks of symptom control. The care she received from everyone at the hospice, and the fact nothing was too much trouble, really hit a cord with her. I remember her telling Dad she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, now or in the future. After returning home, Mums health took a turn for the worse and she went back to stay on Rowcroft’s Inpatient Unit. It was there that she spent the last few weeks of her life under the care of the loving nurses who did everything they could to make her comfortable, and to be there for my Dad and the rest of the family. We couldn’t pick out individuals to praise as everyone did their bit to make Mum’s last days as good as they possible could.

To secure your place get yourself over to the dedicated Ride for Rowcroft website.

You will need be 12 years of age, at least, to sign up.

Admission is just £16 for adults, £11 for 12-16 year olds for those registering before the 30th July

You will also need a helmet, feel confident riding a bike on roads with traffic and have lights fitted to the front and rear of the bike.

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