Cycle St Giles Spring

Date: Sunday 10th May

Location: St Giles Hospice, Whittington, WS14 9LH

Registration time: 8am

Event start: 9am

Distance: 27, 40 or 75 miles

Entry fee: £30

Three new routes, hundreds of riders, one cause!

Support us from your saddle in 2020 and take part in Cycle St Giles Spring.

This year our spring cycle has a new location, starting and finishing at our hospice in Whittington. You also have one of three new routes to choose from, each taking you across Staffordshire’s rural landscape with varying degrees of difficulty.

Enter by 7th May 2020! Plus, by getting sponsored for your ride to support your local hospice, you could win a bundle of St Giles cycling goodies! Find out more.

What’s included in your entry fee:

Choose from one of three brand new routes:

Elevation gain: 905ft.

Download GPX route

27 mile route: From Whittington, you’ll pedal out toward Elford and then on to Harlaston, before you head to Edingale and Croxall. Turning right toward Walton on Trent, you’ll pass Catton Hall as you make your way to the first food stop at The Swan Inn. Climb out of Walton and head out to Rosliston and along undulating leafy lanes to Netherseal and another chance to have a snack or two. There follows a descent in to Clifton Campville and back through Haunton and Harleston, back to Whittington.

Elevation gain: 1,519ft.

Download GPX route

40 mile route: Eleven miles of relatively flat roads to Walton on Trent are followed by a climb to Netherseal and the food stop. Following is the biggest climb of the ride at Orton on the Hill, a very short, steep ascent that averages around 14% gradient. Take in the breathtaking views along Warton Lane before a lovely long descent in to the village of Warton. Then it’s onwards to Shuttington, through Wiggington and Harleston, before a return to Whittington.

Elevation gain: 2,851ft.

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75 mile route: A flat run to Walton on Trent followed by the undulating roads of South Derbyshire and Staffordshire.  The food stop at Netherseal comes before the steep climb at Orton on the Hill. From Twycross and in to Warwickshire, enjoy the quaint villages of Newton Burgoland and Barton in the Beans.  Turning back through Congerestone and the country roads toward Shuttington and Wiggington and up to Clifton Campville. Undulating roads are followed by the final few flat miles to Whittington.

Get sponsored for your cycle!

Supporters taking part in our Cycle St Giles events over the last seven years have raised more the £200,000 to fund care for people in your local community.

Your entry fee covers the administration cost of the event, but we’d be so grateful if you could raise sponsorship. Once registered, you will receive a sponsorship pack in the post.

Your chance to win!

If you are raising sponsorship for your cycle then you could be a lucky winner of a bundle of St Giles cycling goodies! We are offering our top fundraiser the chance to win a St Giles Hospice branded cycling jersey, a brand new St Giles water bottle and some tasty treats – start your fundraising now to be in with a chance to win!

Winners will be announced week commencing 22nd June so be sure to get your sponsorship in by then! To find out more about how to pay in sponsor money, please click here.

Add a splash of orange to your ride!

Add a St Giles cycling jersey to your entry for a suggested donation, available for collection on the day or through the post before the big day!

Simply select the jersey option when entering the ride below.

Volunteer for us

We rely on volunteers to help run our fundraising events. We need help with registering entrants, marshalling the course, presenting medals and more. If you know someone that can help, please call              01543 756398 or email volunteer@stgileshospice.com. Thank you!

Enter now!

£30
Show your support for your local hospice and take on the challenge. Raise funds with no minimum target.

Event entry closes at midday on Thursday 7th May.

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We’re here for you… because you’re here for us

“My father in law felt comfortable there and the staff were so attentive. I felt a cycle was a way I could give something back whilst doing something I enjoy.”

Phil Langham took part in his first Cycle St Giles event last September to thank staff for looking after his father-in-law before his death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

“Cycling is a very sociable thing to do and knowing we were all riding for such a good cause gave us a real boost.

“I support St Giles Hospice because it’s such a lovely place. My father in law felt comfortable there and the staff were really good. They always did what they could to help and the nurses were brilliant, really attentive.”

Phil will be returning to ride at other cycling events for us this year  and hopes you’ll join him. “I would definitely encourage people to take part in a cycling challenge for St Giles. It’s a great way to get some exercise and see the countryside and there’s a ride for people of all abilities – you can be as adventurous as you like!”

Join Phil by fundraising for St Giles and help us to support local people and their families living with a potentially terminal illness.

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