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Ride for Precious Lives

Three days, three counties, three hospices…

Ride for Precious Lives is one of the highlights in our events calendar, it is our annual 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 do on any cyclist’s calendar.

Ride 2017 early-bird registration!

Following the success of 2016's sell out event, we've opened registration for 2017's event early!
If you sign up before 31 August 2016 you can secure your place at 2016 prices.

Sign up for 2017 today!


Latest news

Stephens ScownCornish lawyers hitting the road to take part in fundraising Ride for Precious Lives

A team of lawyers from Cornish law firm Stephens Scown will be saddling up this summer to take part in the Children’s Hospice South West Ride for Precious Lives, a demanding 205 mile trip over three days from Cornwall to Bristol.

The Scown Wheelers hope to raise plenty of funds for the great cause through their six-strong team, which includes managing partner Robert Camp. 

Mr Camp said: “We’re really excited about taking part in this ride to raise vital funds for this really important charity. I’m delighted that Children’s Hospice South West is our charity of the year for 2016. Hopefully we can raise thousands of pounds for them and the children they look after.

The ride sounds great fun, even if we’re all expecting to be just a little saddle sore afterwards.”

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Event review - Ride for Precious Lives 2015

In its seventh year Ride for Precious Lives welcomed 95 riders of all ages, sizes and ability, who tackled 205 miles of stunning scenery (and many hills!) from Little Harbour in St Austell, to Little Bridge House in Barnstaple before finishing at Charlton Farm near Bristol!

Riding for Precious Lives

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 provded sunshine as our riders tackled the hills through the three counties.

However day three had plenty of rain in store for their journey up the epic Cheddar Gorge and on to the finish line at Charlton Farm. This 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 our incredible event partner Arrowhead Management 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!