Myton’s Cycle Challenge

  • Date:

    1st August 2021

  • Price:

    50KM - £30 / 100KM - £35 / 100 Mile - £40 / Virtual £5

  • Location:

    Warwick Myton Hospice / Virtual

  • Summary:

    If you missed out on our online registration, then not to worry. We would still love to see you on the day but we do only have limited places so it will be first come first serve.


  • Join us on the day!


    We are so excited to welcome our wonderful supporters back for our Cycle Challenge this Sunday!

    If you missed out on our online registration, then not to worry. We would still love to see you on the day but we do only have limited places so it will be first come first serve.


    For that reason, we advise signing up this Saturday at our pre-registration between 10:00am – 1:00pm to avoid disappointment on the day.


    Availability is as follows:

    • 100 Mile Cycle -  6.45am registration / 7.15am start – 50 places - £45

    • 100KM Cycle 7.20am registration / 7.45am start – 30 places - £40

    • 50KM Cycle – 8.20am registration / 8.45am start – 70 places - £35

    • 50KM Cycle – 8.50am registration / 9.15am start – 30 places - £35


    For those who have already signed up – see you very soon and thank you so much for your support!


    If you have any questions please get in touch by sending an email to ChallengeEvents@mytonhospice.org or calling 01926 838838
  • Cycle routes and FAQs


    Routes coming soon. Due to a number of changes in road layouts the team are working hard to get these routes finalised as soon as possible for you. Participants will be notified by email as soon as these are live. For all of the people who have taken part in our previous cycle challenges, they will be the same routes with a few amendments! Thank you for your patience with this.

     

    Pre-registration


    Saturday 31st July 10am – 1pm at Warwick Myton Hospice

     

    How old do I have to be to take part?


    All of the long distance routes are open to everyone over the age of 16; however, if you are aged 16 to 18, you must ride with a responsible adult of 18 or over.

     

    Parking


    Parking is available at Myton School and Warwick Junior School. This will be signposted on the day and our lovely volunteers will be there to direct you. Parking spaces are limited though so if you are able to, please try to car share, use public transport, or even cycle to the event.

     

    What should I wear?


    You must wear a helmet to protect yourself against injuries in the event of an accident. If you are spotted at the start line or throughout the event not wearing a helmet, you will be unable to take part. We can’t wait to see everyone wearing their bespoke Myton Cycle Challenge jerseys! Wearing bright, reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users. Padded cycling shorts are not a requirement but may add to the comfort of your ride!

     

    If it rains, will the event get cancelled?


    We will not cancel the event unless the safety of our volunteers and participants is at risk. If the event is cancelled you will be notified. Our events team will be monitoring the weather forecast in the run up to the event but please also make yourself aware of weather conditions on the day and prepare accordingly – sun screen, wet weather gear etc.

     

    The Myton Champion


    For those of you who have chosen to take on the 100 mile and 100km routes we have selected a hill climb designed to challenge both you and your bike; your goal is to reach the summit safely in the best time possible! The fastest rider will be crowned the Myton Champion and receive a unique winner’s jersey.

    This element is now timed through the Strava app so please ensure you are using this and are following the routes via the Team Myton club page to qualify for the challenge.

    The hill climb is designed to add some light-hearted competition to the ride and we expect all riders to take part in this spirit. The guidelines for selecting a winner are as follows:

    • Riders must complete their route in full

    • The quickest rider will be the fastest to complete the Saintbury Hill climb segment on Strava

    • In the event of a tie-breaker the winner will be the one who records the quickest average time from start of the ride to the summit of the climb

    • Reckless and bad-mannered riding will not be tolerated and if witnessed the rider will be disqualified from the challenge


     

    Staying safe


    When registering under 18s you are asked to name a responsible adult aged 18 or over who is riding with them for the duration of the event.

    Please ensure you save the events team mobile number in your phone. This way you will be able to contact the events team at any point during the day: 07599 752835.

    For serious accidents do not hesitate to ring 999 and then ring the events team to let us know.

    For minor injuries please ring the events team for assistance or to let us know you have been picked up and will not be completing the ride, quoting your rider number.

    If you witness an incident please stop and call the events team on the above mobile number.

    If you cannot complete the ride for any reason and make your own way home please inform our events team, quoting your rider number.

    All three main routes use public roads and are not closed off to other vehicles for the event. Please be considerate to other road users, signal clearly, use cycle lanes where necessary, and abide by the Highway Code.

    Marshals are for visible presence only – they cannot stop traffic for you.

    We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.

     

    Fuelling and Hydration


    50km Route:

    Pillerton Priors Village Hall (CV35 0PJ) at 23.3km

    Open 9.30am to 1pm

    100km route:

    Preston on Stour Village Hall (CV37 8NG) 25.7km

    Open 8.30am – 1pm

    Tysoe Village Hall (CV35 0SE)at 71km

    Open 10.30am to 3pm

    100-mile route:

    Preston on Stour Village Hall (CV37 8NG) at 16 miles

    Open 8.30am – 1pm

    Temple Guiting (GL54 5RT)at 46 miles

    Open 10.30am – 1pm

    Tysoe Village Hall (CV35 0SE) at 72miles

    Open 10am to 3pm

    We advise you stop regularly to top up your water bottles and grab a bite to eat but please do ensure you have enough refreshments on you throughout the ride.

     

    Technical Support on the day


    We are really lucky that the team from Unleashed Cycles will be supporting our cyclists throughout the event should they need any assistance or urgent maintenance work on their bike. Please note that we have such a large distance to cover, that it could take some time for them to get to your location. We would also like to remind you all that Unleashed Cycles do this for Myton free of charge and will support you as much as they can but should you need new parts there may be a charge for these so please ensure you have cash on you or you are able to make a bank transfer there and then.

    The contact number for the team will be provided in the pre event communications closer to the date.
  • Help us reach our £35,000 target!


    You can rarely scroll through your Facebook newsfeed without seeing at least one fundraising page and that is because it is one of the most effective, easiest ways of encouraging families, friends and colleagues to sponsor you. By setting up a JustGiving page, you can share your fundraising page on Facebook and Twitter as often as you want to. Having an online fundraising page also means you do not have to physically collect money after the event, plus Gift Aid is automatically calculated and processed.

    To find out how to set up a JustGiving page click here.

    Make a fundraising page - JustGiving

     

    Facebook Fundraisers


    Facebook Fundraisers are a great way for people to donate to your event fundraising. Please let us know, by emailing the events team, if you set up a Fundraiser on Facebook; we receive limited information from Facebook which makes it extremely hard for us to link the donation to your fundraising otherwise.
  • Ben Knight - The Myton Hospices Glow for Myton at Home


    At the Myton Hospices we care for people with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses – just like Ben Knight.


    For Ben Knight and his family, being able to be together at home during his final weeks was as Ben himself said; ‘…just another happy period of my life’. For Ben’s family, the time was unbelievably precious.

    Ben had been diagnosed with Kidney cancer in early 2018, while tumours were also found on his lungs and liver.

    Eighteen months of treatment helped to reduce some of the tumours. but, in spring 2020 a scan showed the cancer in his kidney was growing again.

    He tried another treatment, but was advised to discontinue this after his health began to deteriorate rapidly. As his condition worsened, he suffered several bad falls and was consequently referred to local District Nurses.

    His wife Cynthia said:

    “We had been struggling to help him with things like going to the toilet, positioning in bed. I’m 78 too and there’s only so much I could do to help.

    “Thank goodness for Myton – they were guardian angels.

    “You could see Ben brighten up when the Myton at Home nurses arrived; they treated him like family and he really warmed to them.”

    Ben grew up in London’s East End and was an avid West Ham fan (when things were going well!)

    He went on to study Economics at Manchester University and later lectured the next generation of economists at the University of Warwick.

    He was described by countless students and colleagues past and present as ‘a brilliant teacher’ and ‘wonderful human being’ when a tribute page was set up for him by his family and colleagues at Warwick Business School.

    While having Ben at home meant the family could be together, it could also feel frightening and overwhelming for Cynthia and her daughters, as well as Ben himself.

    Cynthia said:
    “The Myton at Home nurses kept us informed with what was happening and knew when he was nearing the end.

    “They were sensitive about it all. And then they were on hand when we needed them for the practical stuff like registering the death – I don’t think we could have done all of it without them.”

    Cynthia also described how the ongoing partnership that developed in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic between the District Nurses and the Myton at Home team was invaluable and ensured continuity of care and the most dignified end-of-life experience that Ben and the family could have hoped for.

    Being an economist, Ben was always interested in the cost versus return value of services, and the Myton at Home care for Ben equated to a total cost of £5,115.

    During the Coronavirus pandemic, even more people are choosing to spend their final days at home with loved ones and at Myton we are continuing to do our very best to make this possible.

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