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Join the Ride for Precious Lives 2016
3 days, 3 counties, 3 hospices…
Friday 8 to Sunday 10 July 2016
Ride for Precious Lives is one of the highlights in our events calendar, it is our yearly 205 mile, three day cycle challenge. The ride takes in each of our three children’s hospices; Little Harbour near St Austell, Little Bridge House near Barnstaple and Charlton Farm near Bristol. The buzz and camaraderie between the cyclists over the three days is one of the event’s big draws.
This exceptional event attracts cyclists of all abilities and has raised over £335,000 in the last five years!
Cyclists who have taken part have been inspired by the children and families they met along the way at our three hospices, together with the care team and family members that take part too - and it is this that makes the Ride for Precious Lives a truly unique cycle event and a must on any cyclist’s calendar.
Ride 2016 register
We've had an amazing response to Ride for Precious Lives 2016 and all 100 places have sold out! We are currently running a waiting list for the event.
If you would like your name to be added please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in contact as soon as a place becomes available should a rider need to withdraw.
Ride for Precious Lives 2015
In its seventh year Ride for Precious Lives welcomed 95 riders of all ages, sizes and ability as we tackled 205 miles of stunning scenery (and many hills!) as we journeyed from Little Harbour In St Austell, to Little Bridge House in Barnstaple and finishing up at Charlton Farm near Bristol! With the largest team of riders we have ever supported on this epic journey we were overwhelmed at the pledge of an incredible £100,000 they look set to raise!
Day one through Cornwall and day two through Devon and into Somerset offered our riders sunshine as they tackled the hills through the three counties, however day three had plenty of rain in store, sideways rain in fact, for their journey up the epic Cheddar Gorge and on to the finish at Charlton Farm, this however did not dampen any spirits and the smiles were a plenty as the riders made their way down the mile long drive to the welcome party of friends, family and CHSW supporters at Charlton Farm. A well-deserved beer or cider was enjoyed as the riders opened their goody bags with relief to find a dry T-Shirt; a celebration of their finishing Ride for Precious Lives 2015!
The support from our sponsor Edwards Vacuum across the weekend was superb, with fun prizes being awarded along the way and the riders were also fantastically supported by our event partner Arrowhead Management, who ensured 95 riders wheels kept on rolling throughout the whole weekend. The CHSW team in their green T-Shirts delighted in welcoming the riders every step of the way – a small show of appreciation for their hard work, dedication and incredible fundraising for the event!
2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Children’s Hospice South West and Ride for Precious Lives 2016 will be a big part of our celebrations, many riders from this year, and previous years have said they will be back to join us – will you be there? Sign up now!