Our routes this year consisted of the ever popular 50km and 100km, and the return of our 100 miles, with everyone who took part being treated to beautiful views around Warwickshire and the Cotswolds. Cyclists were also treated to some summer sunshine as the weather held off and participants enjoyed their BBQ in the hospice gardens after collecting their 2019 medal.
Before the first people set off, over £20,000 in sponsorship had already been raised and so far the event has raised over £41,000!
Challenge Events Coordinator, Charlotte Harris said:
Our Cycle Challenge is always a highlight in the events calendar and this year was no exception with a record breaking 505 cyclists signed up to take part! We were treated to some lovely weather and it was wonderful to hear people sharing stories about why they were taking on the challenge in support of Myton. Thank you to everyone who took part and has worked so hard to raise so much money!
A massive thank you goes to our amazing volunteers as without them the event would not be possible. They do everything from marshalling the route to manning the refreshment stops and serving on our BBQ at the finish.
We would also like to thank Unleashed Cycles for their mechanical support on the day, Fire and Earth Sports Massage, Simon Coates photography, Warwick Lanterne Rouge Cycling Club, Ted Bear and Ed from The Engine in Kenilworth who manned the BBQ, Steve Crowe and Son Butchers who supplied the burgers, Asda and Marks & Spencer for supporting our feed stations, Fyffes for donating bananas and Thirteen Bakery for providing delicious pastries.
Finally a huge thank you to our sponsor Squab Group – we cannot thank you all enough!
Discover Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, while raising money for The Myton Hospices!
Our overseas challenge for 2020 will see a team of intrepid fundraisers travel to South America and spend five days walking the incredible Inca Trail! You will cover 52km and reach heights of 3,600km while exploring the majestic Sun Gate and fascinating ruins of Machu Picchu.