Cornwall Hospice Care has launched its next big adventure to help fund their vital work with terminally ill people and their carers. The five-day 280-mile Camel to Castle Cycling Challenge will take a group of 50 intrepid cyclists from the mouth of the River Camel to France, traversing Cornwall from West to East.
This challenge follows on from the success of the charity’s Mount to
Mont Cycle last autumn, which saw 39 cyclists travel from St Michael’s Mount, Marazion on a journey to Mont St Michel in Normandy. The record breaking team raised £111,469.
The route explores the beauty of Cornwall before an overnight ferry crossing to France where the challenge features much of the famous La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic cycling route. The grand finale comes in the heart of Nantes, the largest city in North West France, where the cyclists will finish in the walled courtyard of the stunning Château des ducs de Bretagne (the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany).
‘Never before has an event or challenge raised such a phenomenal sum for Cornwall Hospice Care,’ says Oli Hoare, Cornwall Hospice. ‘The team funded the equivalent of 3,422 hours of nursing care.’
Just 20 per cent of their care costs funded through the NHS. ‘We hope people will join us to help raise the funds we need and for what we are sure will be a fantastic experience.’
The event is limited to 50 cyclists and places can be secured for £149. Each participants should raise a minimum of £1,960.