Myton’s Cycle Challenge 2024

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  • Date:

    4th August 2024

  • Price:

    £35 - £45

  • Location:

    Warwick Myton Hospice

  • Summary:

    Get into gear and set your fundraising wheels in motion for our annual Cycle Challenge, taking place from Warwick Myton Hospice on Sunday 4th August!


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    The Myton Hospices Cycle Challenge returns this August...


    Get into gear and set your fundraising wheels in motion for our annual Cycle Challenge, taking place from Warwick Myton Hospice on Sunday 4th August!

    Returning are the ever-popular 50km, 100km and 100 mile distances. With challenges to suit all capabilities, roll through the picturesque villages of Warwickshire and the Cotswolds whilst supporting your local hospice.

    With your help and support, we hope to raise £37,500 from this event which could fund the running costs of our Warwick Myton Hospice for 7 days so we can support more people living with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, now and in the future.

     

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    50KM ROUTE (Early Bird Price £35)


    This route has been planned for cyclists of all levels. Whether this is your first event or the furthest distance you’ve taken on, this route will offer you some challenge with a few moderate inclines and you will cross the finish line with a real sense of achievement!

     

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    100KM ROUTE (Early Bird Price £40)


    This route offers a greater challenge in distance and some steeper inclines and is a great way to take your cycling to the next level! If you’ve previously completed our 50km route or have more experience taking on similar distances this is the route for you.

    If you really want to challenge yourself there is also the option to take part in our timed hill climb up Saintbury Hill! Will you be crowned the Myton Champion this year?!

     

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    100 MILE ROUTE (Early Bird Price £45)


    Back by popular demand, the 100 mile route is the ultimate challenge! For advanced cyclists looking to conquer a century ride this route is not for the faint-hearted!

    It includes some major hill climbs, including Saintbury Hill where you will test yourself mentally and physically to complete our timed hill climb. One man and woman will be in with the chance of being crowned the Myton Champion!

     

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    All we ask is to pick your distance, set your challenge and raise as much money as you can in sponsorship for your local hospice!


    To ensure the safety of all involved, riders will be setting off from our Warwick Myton Hospice in staggered ‘waves’.

    Once you’ve completed your distance, you’ll be welcomed back to Warwick Myton Hospice where there will be food, drinks and entertainment.

     

    Unfortunately, to make our Cycle Challenge as successful as possible this year we have made the incredibly difficult decision to not feature our 20KM route. We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience caused.

     

    If you have any questions please get in touch by sending an email to Events@mytonhospice.org
    or calling 01926 358 386

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    Get your hands on this year's bespoke Cycle Jersey!


    A new year means another bespoke Myton cycle jersey with a new design to add to your collection!

    If you donate or raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship you can get your hands on a jersey for free! And our top three fundraisers will receive a bespoke and limited edition Myton hoodie!

    To see our size guide please click here.

     

    Help us to be a more environmentally friendly event by purchasing a Myton water bottle!


    Help us to be a more environmentally friendly event by purchasing a Myton water bottle for an additional £2.50. This will reduce the amount of plastic waste at our event and help support us to reach our fundraising goal!

    Our water bottles are available to purchase through the sign up process.

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  • FAQs...


     

    50km route                100km route              100 mile route
    (Strava routes uploaded closer to the event)



    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. We do only have a limited amount of parking spaces at these locations so would encourage people to cycle to the event if you live close by or car share where possible.

     

    What should I wear?


    You must wear a helmet to protect yourself against injuries in the event of an accident. 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 male and female rider will be crowned the Myton Champions 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 Dover’s 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: 07596953076.

    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 four 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 23.3kmOpen 9.30am to 1pm


    100km route:

    • Preston on Stour Village Hall (CV37 8NG) at 25.7kmOpen 7.45am – 1pm

    • Tysoe Village School (CV35 0SD) at 71kmOpen 10am to 3pm


    100-mile route:

    • Preston on Stour Village Hall (CV37 8NG) at 25kmOpen 7.45am to 1pm

    • Weston-sub-Edge Village Hall (GL55 6QL) at 27 milesOpen 8:15am to 12:30pm

    • Temple Guiting (GL54 5RT) at 46 milesOpen 9:30am to 1pm

    • Tysoe Village Hall (CV35 0SE) at 72 milesOpen 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...


    Tech support will be available by Unleashed but please make sure you have cash on you or can do a bank transfer should you need to purchase parts from the support team.

     

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  • Help us reach our £37,500 target!


    Myton’s mission is to be here for everyone who needs us – we are not just about end of life care, we are here to support patients and their loved ones right from the moment they are diagnosed with a terminal illness.

    Last year we supported 1,700 people and their families, in our hospices, via our patient & family support services, and in the community through Myton at Home.

    With a staggering £11 million to be raised through fundraising, to ensure we can continue to provide our services free of charge, your support is vital. You never know when you, or someone you love, will need a hospice.

    Just 20% of our funding comes from the NHS. We rely on donations and support from our local communities. By raising sponsorship or donating in lieu, you are investing in Myton’s future as well as making a difference to the people who need us right now.
    The Myton Hospices - Stephen Boyer story

    The difference your support makes...


    The money you raise means we can make the most difficult times that little bit more manageable, and care for more people like Stephen and his sister Louise.

    Stephen Boyer was first introduced to The Myton Hospices in 2018 after being diagnosed with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as three brain tumours. He was an outpatient at Myton throughout his yearlong treatment.

    Stephen’s sister, Louise, said:
    “He would take his guitar along to his sessions to entertain the other patients and staff. Stephen also accessed counselling at Myton and found the support invaluable. He made lots of friends there.”

    However, this wasn’t the first family experience of Myton, as in 1999, Stephen and Louise’s dad died at Warwick Myton Hospice.

    Louise continued:
    “Steve had been raising money for Myton ever since our dad died, but after his treatment Steve was unable to return to work so started busking regularly for different charities including Myton. He sang at their summer fayre with his friends and would often be seen in Jephson Gardens in his Myton t-shirt raising money. He knew the importance of the work Myton do and was an official fundraiser which he was very proud of. He encouraged others to get involved and his friends are still playing music and raising money for Myton which I know would make him happy.”

    Steve was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2022 and in early 2023 he started receiving visits from Myton at Home.

    Louise said:
    “This diagnosis didn’t stop him from enjoying music and he continued to raise money for Myton. The Myton at Home team were fantastic, supporting not only him but us too.”

    Stephen then spent a week at Warwick Myton Hospice before he died on 14th March 2023.

    Louise added:
    “The care he received was truly amazing and the staff were a dedicated and incredible team. Not only did they care for Stephen, but the family as a whole. As most of the staff knew Stephen before he was admitted, whether in a fundraising or care basis, it was nice to have that connection with them all.

    “The care Myton gives our community is invaluable and as a family we are incredibly appreciative of anything they do. Thank you!”

    With your sponsorship and fundraising, you can help more people like Stephen when they need us most, now and in the future.

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