Myton’s Cycle Challenge 2023

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  • Date:

    6th August 2023

  • Price:

    £30 - £40

  • Location:

    Warwick Myton Hospice

  • Summary:

    It's time to get into gear and get the fundraising cogs turning at The Myton Hospices' Cycle Challenge 2023!

  • Online registration for our Cycle Challenge has now closed.

    To register on the day head to our Warwick Myton Hospice this Sunday, from 7:00 – 8:30 am.

    • 50KM – £35

    • 100KM – £40

    • 100 Mile – £45

    Strava routes: 

    Click here for the 50KM Strava route

    Click here for the 100KM Strava route

    Click here for the 100 Mile Strava route

    Physical map routes (will also be available on the day): 

    50KM printable

    100KM printable

    100 Mile printable

    The Myton Hospices Cycle Challenge returns...

    We are urging people to get into gear and set the fundraising wheels in motion for our Cycle Challenge, taking place from Warwick Myton Hospice on Sunday 6th August.

    With your support, we want to raise £35,000 from this event so we can continue to provide our vital services free of charge to people living with terminal illnesses, and their families, now and in the future.

    This year will be our 13th Cycle Challenge – and we are excited to make it bigger and better with your help!

    Our 50k, 100k and 100-mile routes are on the agenda, offering challenges to suit all capabilities, taking riders on a beautiful ride through the picturesque villages of Warwickshire and the Cotswolds:


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    50KM ROUTE (£30)

    This route has been planned for cyclists of all levels. Whether this is the 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!

    Click here for the 50KM Strava route


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    100KM ROUTE (£35)

    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?!

    Click here for the 100KM Strava route


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    100 MILE ROUTE (£40)

    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 and be in with the chance of being crowned the Myton Champion!

    Click here for the 100 Mile Strava route


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    All we ask is that you pick your distance, set your challenge and raise as much money as you can to support The Myton Hospices at a time when we’ve never needed your support more.

    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 to food, drinks and entertainment.


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    If you have any question please get in touch by sending an email to or calling 01926 838838

  • The Myton Hospices - Cycle Incentives 2023 (min)

    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.
  • 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 is available at Warwick Children’s Services on Myton Lane, Myton School and Warwick 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 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’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: 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) at 25.7km

    Open 7.45am – 1pm

    Tysoe Village Hall (CV35 0SD) at 71km

    Open 10am to 3pm

    100-mile route:

    Preston on Stour Village Hall (CV37 8NG) at 25km

    Open 7.45am to 1pm

    Weston-sub-Edge Village Hall (GL55 6QL) at 27 miles

    Open 8:15am to 12:30pm

    Temple Guiting (GL54 5RT) at 46 miles

    Open 9:30am to 1pm

    Tysoe Village Hall (CV35 0SE) at 72 miles

    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...

    Tech support will be available 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.



    • 50KM (31 miles) - suggested fundraising target: £50 covers two hours of specialist nursing care

    • 100KM (62 miles) - suggested fundraising target: £106 will fund a Myton at Home nurse to visit a patient at home

    • 100 mile (161KM) - suggested fundraising target: £162 will fund 10 children’s bereavement counselling sessions

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  • 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 social media as little or 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.

    If you haven't already why not set up your online fundraising page through JustGiving with just a few simple clicks.

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    Facebook Fundraising...

    Please let us know, by emailing the Events Team on, 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.

    The Myton Hospices - Colin and Myton therapist

    The difference your support makes...

    Colin Sullivan has been accessing our services since 2018 when he was diagnosed with cancer for the third time.

    Colin was first diagnosed with renal cancer in 2008 and underwent surgery to remove the tumour. In 2017, a scan showed a reoccurrence of cancer in his left lung, with Colin undergoing another surgery to remove this tumour.

    In 2018, the cancer had spread to Colin’s left femur and to ensure his bones didn’t become brittle, he had a metal rod inserted through the central core that contains bone marrow. Because of this, Colin had to undergo immunotherapy drugs and radiotherapy.

    During his radiotherapy, Colin was in a lot of unexplained pain and couldn’t get into bed or climb the stairs at home. He was taken to hospital, with doctors unsure of how to help.

    A Macmillan nurse suggested a new pain relief regime and Colin was referred to Warwick Myton Hospice as an outpatient.

    Colin said:
    “As I shuffled on my walking frame into Myton for my trial visit I found myself in tears, which many, I hope, will understand. Then a supportive arm came around my shoulders and suddenly I felt that others knew my frustrations and understood my emotions.

    Through my weekly visits, I felt the supportive Myton arm around my shoulders even more strongly than I did that first day. They’ve been supportive to me both physically and emotionally and all with a sense of fun and humour. I talk about ‘the nurse I had a bath with’ when I was unable to climb the stairs at home so washed at the kitchen sink. I received complementary therapies which were relaxing and removed stress. I enjoyed the camaraderie of joining in games, exercises and activities with others enduring differing illnesses and issues to me.

    The only physiotherapy offered to me has been by the staff at Myton. They encouraged and monitored me walking up and down stairs and supplied equipment which allows me to have showers at home (no more bathing with the nurses!). At home, I am now able to do most things myself.

    When Covid-19 hit and face-to-face outpatient services temporarily stopped, the Wellbeing team at Myton kept in touch regularly and I have received monthly calls from them ever since to see how I am and how they can continue to support me.

    When restrictions lifted I attended a couple of outdoor afternoon tea events at Myton to reconnect with the team and fellow patients. I am currently attending a six-week group exercise programme at Warwick Myton Hospice and through the Wellbeing team I have access to Myton’s multidisciplinary team including nurses, physiotherapists and complementary therapists.”

    Colin said: “I know that whatever happens Myton will be there to support me and my family. My partner and I are truly grateful and do what we can to help this much-needed local charity. Helen raised £2,000 by taking part in a Zip Wire Challenge for Myton and I raised £1,600 by organising a concert of local folk music friends at Napton Village Hall.

    Thank you Myton for that supportive arm; it really does mean a lot to me.”

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

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