Get into gear and take on the cycle ride of your life in the French Alps
Sponsored, supported and subsidised by some of the best brands in cycling
What: Thames Hospice Big Mountain Road Cycle Challenge
When: 16-20 September 2021
Where: Lake Annecy, France
The Thames Hospice Big Mountain Challenge is back and calling all avid cyclists to saddle up and book a place on a thrilling four-day road cycle challenge in the French Alps. You will join other passionate cyclists from advanced beginners to advanced riders to experience stunning mountain scenery overlooking beautiful Lake Annecy.
This magnificent 4-day challenge offers the choice of three routes to suit a wide variety of cycling abilities and speeds in some of the most iconic and scenic mountain climbs in Europe, several of which feature in the Tour de France.
The event is run in conjunction with some of the best names in cycling, including Chain Reaction Cycles, Wiggle, Mavic, Vitus, and HIGH5. Our sponsors provide specialist mechanical and rider support vehicles and guides with all cycling groups, to ensure the best possible cycling experience.
Every detail has been thought of to guarantee the highest standards at excellent value; approximately 70% of the costs of the trip are subsidised by our sponsors. For just £395 plus fundraising to raise money for Thames Hospice, you will experience unrivalled Alpine scenery, half board accommodation, transfers, all cycling and ride iconic Tour de France routes.
Jason Bevan, a Thames Hospice Ambassador, is fronting the event. He said: “Don’t miss out on this phenomenal challenge of a lifetime cycling in the Alps. From fit beginners to advanced riders, everyone will be treated like a professional cyclist. We will have pro riders from the international circuit joining us to support and help you round as well as amazing vehicle support from some of the world’s leading cycle brands throughout the event. We will even have some famous faces joining us.
“This will be a unique experience with a unique purpose – you will climb physical mountains and raise money for Thames Hospice, so families can be helped up the mountain of serious illness with the loving touch of hospice care.
“I am proud to be an Ambassador for Thames Hospice, one of the busiest hospices in the UK. I know what it feels like to need the care, support and hope that only a hospice can offer. I was only 8 when my dad lost his battle with cancer.
“Since that day my family has been committed to making sure that every person facing serious illness gets the care and support they need at Thames Hospice. So sign up and have the ride of your life, and help to raise vital funds for every family that needs hospice care.”
All sponsorship money from the event will help the Hospice continue to provide urgent palliative and end-of-life care and support to families facing a terminal illness in its new state-of-the-art facility which opened last year.
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