Join the Ride for Precious Lives

Take part

The application process for our 10th celebratory Ride for Precious Lives is now open!

Please note, a completed application form does not guarantee your place. We will notify all successful applicants. We also operate a reserve list for unsuccessful applicants, should successful cyclists have to drop out due to injury.

Request application pack

Entry fees

Adult (18+): £220.00

Your registration fee includes: a bespoke R4PL cycling jersey, two nights accommodation including fully cooked breakfasts, an evening meal and hot lunches each day you cycle.

Need help?

If you have any questions please check out our FAQs page or contact our Events team on 01271 325 270.

Please ensure you read the event Terms and Conditions before registering.


How to train for Ride

Training plans

We have 10 and 20 week training guides along with training tips and a stretch programme to help you train.

Training guides and tips


Our route page outlines the water and lunch stops for each day and has downloadable GPX and KML files.

Route maps

Ride for Precious Lives

Friday 6 - Sunday 8 July 2018
Three days, three counties, three hospices…

2018 celebrates the 10th Ride for Precious Lives event. Founded by Trevor McCurdie in 2009, this year will be an extra special year to take part. Year on year this event has proved ever popular and is one of the highlights in our event calendar. Thank you Trevor!

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 who are committed to cycling between 65 and 80 miles each day. A challenge to be proud of!

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.

Celebrating 10 years of Ride for Precious Lives

Trevor McCurdie and crew coming down Charlton Farm's driveTrevor McCurdie (pictured far right) first started the idea of Ride for Precious Lives ten years ago. He shares with us his journey in creating this special event.

“...but most importantly the riders got to see both Little Bridge House and Charlton Farm which gave the whole ride a sense of purpose.”

Read Trevor's journey

Raising sponsorship

Your registration fee covers the cost of your participation in this event. We suggest you raise a minimum of £1,000 to support the vital work of Children’s Hospice South West.







How your sponsorship makes a difference

Jasmine and mum

“At Charlton Farm we have somewhere to be a 'normal' family, to make friends with other families who understand, no explanations needed.”

- Jasmine Gillett's mum

Read the Gillett family story

Event sponsor 

Edwards Vacuum, sponsors of Ride for Precious Lives

Event provider