Summer is on the way and that also means it’s Tour De France time too.
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 Tour De France style.
We’re excited to bring back our Hospice pedal Power virtual challenge this summer with a twist; Tour De France style.
Perfect for new cyclists, experienced riders, individuals and families – something for everyone on wheels.
This summer we’re asking our supporters to take to the pedals and select a stage of the Tour De France to take part in or course we don’t mean actually go and ride it but you are encouraged to cover the same mileage as this stage whether on your mountain bike, road bike, indoor bike, a combination of, all in one go or over the period of the Tour De France Competition – 1st July – 23rd July 2023.
Date: Takes place between 1st July – 23rd July 2023 (either in one go or over this period of time)
Location: Virtual; road, cycle trails, mountain, spin bike at home or gym
Who can take part: Experienced riders, social riders, new to cycling, individuals and families
Reg Fee: £5 individual / £20 family (max 2 adults and 3 child)
Allocation of a Tour De France Team for competition – the winning team will bag a free Hospice T Shirt
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
Chose you Tour De France Stage ranging from 22km – 209km –HERE
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.
Which represents the total number of patients supported last year
Adults – FREE entry in prize draw for £50 gift voucher.
Children – 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 stage. 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 for the Hospice Card and once you have completed your distance either email it to email@example.com 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 Monday 14th August 2023 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
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.