2nd June 2020 - 2nd August 2020
This year we should have been celebrating our 10th annual Cycle Challenge on Sunday 2nd August at our Warwick Myton Hospice. Over the years we have seen hundreds of cyclists come together and raise thousands of pounds for The Myton Hospices...
This year we should have been celebrating our 10th annual Cycle Challenge on Sunday 2nd August at our Warwick Myton Hospice.
Over the years we have seen hundreds of cyclists come together and raise thousands of pounds for The Myton Hospices and although this year it will be very different, we are hoping you will join us for our Virtual Cycle Challenge!
In previous years participants chose to take on our 50km, 100km or 100mile challenge and this year we have added a few more distances so you can really challenge yourself.
Pick your distance, challenge yourself further by setting your timeframe or complete your distance before 2nd August while joining #TeamMyton for our 10th annual Cycle Challenge, with a twist!
Everyone who signs up to the virtual event will be in with the chance of winning an Orro road bike, which has been generously donated by Unleashed Cycles in Warwick!
Sign up today
Routes and Strava
The beauty of this event is that you can pick your own route right from your front door!
We ask you to keep a record of your distances and let us know when you have completed your full distance to receive your certificate and virtual medal.
You can now link your Just Giving page to your Strava to share updates with your supporters on how your challenge is going.
1. How do I connect my Fundraising Page to Strava?
- Login to your JustGiving account and view the Fundraising Page you wish to connect with. Scroll down slightly on your Fundraising Page and select the ‘Connect Strava’ button.
You’ll then need to login to or register with Strava (it's free!). We also do not charge anything to use this functionality
- Finally, confirm some Strava permissions and select and save your fitness settings/preferences.
2. Can I connect multiple pages to Strava?
Yes you can connect multiple pages within one JustGiving account. The first page you connect, you’ll be asked to log in to Strava and confirm some permission settings. For any subsequent page you connect, you will bypass this step and go straight to the pages' fitness settings, for you to set specific preferences for that fundraising page.
You can also have different fitness activities appearing on different fundraising pages, for example, one page to just show Running and another to show Cycling.
No personal data is transferred between Strava and Just Giving. Strava can hide map locations i.e. if you were to start your activity from your home and didn’t want to share this you can hide the map but share a photo instead. You change this in your Strava in settings.
31 miles / 50km -
Suggested fundraising target: £50 covers two hours of specialist nursing care.
62 miles / 100km -
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.
Tour de Mont Blanc, 210 miles / 338km -
Suggested fundraising target: £300 would fund 12 hours of specialist nursing care in our Inpatient Unit
Lands end to John O Groats distance, 874 miles / 1,407km -
Suggested fundraising target: £1,484 would fund the cost of Myton at Home support for a person for one week.
Or set your own challenge and raise as much as you can!
This will help ensure The Myton Hospices can continue to provide its services free of charge to people with a terminal or life limiting illness, and their families, when they need us most.
Every month we need to raise £750,000 to provide care and support for people in Coventry and Warwickshire living with terminal and life-limiting illnesses, and their families. Currently all face to face fundraising is suspended, our 27 shops are temporarily closed and events for at least three months have been cancelled or postponed.
Providing dedicated care and support for terminally ill patients and their families continues to be our primary focus, and we need to raise over £9 million every year to continue to do this.
The money raised will enable Myton to help more people like the Melen family...
In November 2018, our mum Sue had the devastating diagnosis of terminal cancer and was given just 3-6 months. After much consideration, she took the brave decision to turn down chemotherapy in favour of living life to the full for however long she had left. She reflected on the things she wanted to achieve and created a bucket list of goals known as the 'Pink Fizz' list as every time she ticked something off she would celebrate with a glass of pink bubbles.
In June 2019, for her final few weeks, she was admitted to Warwick Myton Hospice and she loved it there. It was peaceful, close to home, with beautiful gardens and fantastic supportive staff.
In her last days, we were able to stay in the relatives accommodation; we cant explain how invaluable this was.
We saw the Cycle Challenge advertised and knew we had to do it for her. The 100km route passed very nearby to the natural burial ground at Tysoe, and we were able to pop in to visit her partway through the challenge, before raising a glass of pink fizz on the finish line back at Myton.
Losing our Mum has been the most devastating loss of all our lives but Myton made her final weeks as comfortable and special as they could have been, and we take comfort in knowing that through our fundraising we can help other families in this difficult time. We raised nearly £5,500 by completing the 2019 Cycle Challenge.
To reach our target of £50,000 we rely entirely on you raising sponsorship. Have a look at the difference the money you raise will make:
- £50 covers the cost of two hours specialist nursing care
- £175 is the upkeep cost of our relatives accommodation for a week
- £460 will fund an inpatient bed for one day
- £2,000 would buy a patient specific recliner chair to enable patients to spend time out of bed