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Hadrian’s Cycleway Challenge launched for Hospice at Home

January 2016

With the astounding success of the previous annual C2C Cycle Challenges, 2016 brings a new and exciting route for this epic event. Hospice at Home invites you to join us on the 174 mile route of the Hadrian’s Cycleway, sponsored by Story Homes.

Taking place over three days from the 17 – 19 June and open to men and women of mixed cycling abilities, the route winds broadly along the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall.  It is mainly on country lanes and quiet roads, interspersed with sections of traffic-free paths, promenades and riverside paths.

Beginning at Ravenglass at the Glannaventa Bath House, one of the largest surviving Roman structures in England the route heads north towards Whitehaven, Allonby and Kirkbride giving cyclists the opportunity to enjoy magnificent coastal views, breathtaking countryside, quaint villages and attractive market towns.

Day two continues from Kirkbride through Carlisle City Centre on to Lanercost Priory where cyclists will enjoy lunch and then on to Bardon Mill where supper, overnight accommodation and breakfast will be provided.

On Sunday morning the journey will continue through the wilds of Northumbria particularly around the roman forts of Birdoswald and Vindolanda, then onwards to the bright lights of Newcastle and to the final destination of Tynemouth where a medal, glass of bubbly and cheers will greet all to celebrate their fantastic achievement. hospice bike feature

This year’s event has kindly been sponsored by Story Homes. Fred Story, Chairman for Story Homes said: “We’re delighted to be able to sponsor the Hospice at Home Hadrian’s Cycleway Challenge this year. The team at Hospice at Home do such a fantastic job caring for people in Carlisle and North Lakeland when they need it most. We’re sure that the bike ride later this year will be a huge success and hopefully raise much needed funds for the charity. I’d like to wish everyone the best of luck with their training through these cold winter months!”

If you are an individual or a group and are eager to join this special challenge, enjoy the camaraderie, and importantly support the Charity then don’t delay this is the event for you.

The Entry Fee is £100 and each participant is asked to raise £500 in sponsorship. Places are limited so please make enquires ASAP to the Fundraising Office on 01768 210719 or email fundraising@hospiceathome.co.uk. Full information packs are available.