This summer we’re reaching out to our supporters; existing and new, of all ages and abilities to see if you can take on Pedal Power for the Hospice.
This exciting new event will be held for the first time during the summer of 2021 with a total of 3 months to complete the challenge. Complete the challenge anytime during 1st July and 30th September; however short or long a time you wish to take.
This challenge has been created for new cyclists, experienced riders, individuals and families – something for everyone on two (or more) wheels.
In 2020 we supported
Choose your distance with each mile representing a patient we supported in 2020;
Challenge medal and certificates
Emails about the challenge including fundraising hints and tips
Access to our dedicated events face book group to share your rides and photos
Invite to join our Hospice of the Valleys Strava Club
Support from our friendly Fundraising Team
Your entry fee contributes to the cost of administering the event, but it’s the money you raise that will be channeled into supporting patients and their loved ones living with a life-limiting illness.
The pandemic is the biggest challenge we’ve faced in our 30 year history and it’s led to us being forced to make adaptations to our services whilst also managing the biggest demand for our support we have seen in our existence. So the truth is, we’ve never needed people like you more.
Which represents the total number of contacts we made with patients and their loved ones in 2020; 13,078
Adults – will receive a Limited Edition Hospice Anniversary Tech T-shirt and Hospice Buff, FREE entry in prize draw for £100 gift voucher.
Children – will receive a Hospice Duffle Drawstring Gym Bag and Hospice Buff, FREE entry in prize draw for 4 x FREE EGNI vouchers.
It couldn’t be easier, just follow these simple steps:
Sign up to the Pedal Power for the Hospice by clicking on Im in Sign Me Up! – pick your distance. You will receive an email welcome pack.
Set up your fundraising page by linking to the Pedal Power for the Hospice Campaign on Just Giving.
Just Giving now allows you to link your strava to your just giving page. You can also join the Hospice of the Valleys Strava Club – more information about this can be found below.
Record your mileage on your Pedal Power to the Hospice Card and once you have completed your distance either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org of post it to the office (if you choose not to complete on Strava).
During your challenge send us your photos – we love to see our supporters getting involved and everyone loves to take a selfie these days. Upload your challenge photos to our Events Face Book Page – Join Here
Once you have completed your distance (and the Hospice has all the evidence) and your sponsorship has been raised and received by 10th October 2021 we will send out your well-deserved finisher’s medal, certificate and fundraising prizes as outlined above.
Send your challenge in via Fundraising@hospiceofthevalleys.com
Or Hospice of the Valleys, Festival Drive, Ebbw Vale, Gwent. NP238XF
We’ve even gone all Strava – why not join our club?
How to set up a Strava account, link your fundraising to Strava and join our club can be found here
Please refer to current Government Advice when taking part in the challenge (in your relevant area).
The best way to have fun and raise money during your challenge is to join forces and fundraise as a group.
Follow the simple steps below to set up a team page so you can come together to help support patients with a life-limiting illness.
Preparation is key to everything and also to have an enjoyable and safer bike ride
Make sure nothing comes in the way of you and your ride by packing all the cycling essentials. Remember to pack lightly for longer rides but be prepared for all situations. We recommend at least the following;
Cycling can improve both physical and mental health, and can reduce the chances of experiencing many health problems.
Here at EC Cycles we are delighted to contribute to such an essential and worthy cause in sponsoring the Hospice of the Valleys ‘Pedal Power Challenge’.
EC Cycles is an independent bike shop which serves not only the local community of Merthyr Tydfil but also the South Wales Valleys and beyond. We guarantee a warm welcome to both experienced cyclists and complete beginners as we pride ourselves on providing a friendly, professional but individual service.