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From 27/08/2019 to 13/09/2020

Tough

Category: Cycle

Cycle through some of the most stunning and remote countrysides in the British Isles whilst taking on this classic cycling challenge!

Cover around 1000 miles in this tough but rewarding challenge. Starting at Land’s End on the south-westerly tip of England, you'll pedal your way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border, skirting the Lake District into Scotland, via lochs and the Highlands to the North Coast and John O’Groats.

I want to take part

We don’t have charity places in this event, but you can still take part and help young people with cancer.

Simply buy your place directly through the organisers, and select Teenage Cancer Trust when you choose your charity.

They’ll let us know once you’ve registered, and we’ll send you a free Teenage Cancer Trust cycling jersey along with a handy welcome pack filled with helpful fundraising ideas.

How much is it?

There are 3 different payment options for this challenge:

Minimum Sponsorship: You pay a registration fee of £349 and pledge to raise £2,900 for young people with cancer. You commit to raising this target and pay at least £2320 to Teenage Cancer Trust 10 weeks prior to your trip. Teenage Cancer Trust will then cover the cost of your trip.

Part Funded: You pay a registration fee of £349 and £500 of your tour cost. You also pledge to raise £1,900 for young people with cancer. You commit to raising this target and pay at least £1520 to Teenage Cancer Trust 10 weeks prior to your trip. Teenage Cancer Trust will then cover the cost of your trip.

Self-funded: You pay a registration fee of £349 and cover the full cost of your tour (£1450). You then pledge to raise what you can for young people with cancer. 

5 reasons to cycle with us

We could go on all day about why you should join our team, but that would be boring so we’ll keep it short. Here are our top 5 reasons:

  1. You’ll help young people with cancer.

  2. You’ll receive an exclusive Teenage Cancer Trust cycling jersey.

  3. You’ll have access to our incredible training zone.

  4. You’ll get all the fundraising help you need to reach your goal.

  5. You can talk to us. We’re here to support you.

How you can help young people

£50 could buy a round of pizzas for a young person and their friends, which might just be the first thing that tempts a young person out of bed after a gruelling round of chemo.

£100 could pay for 5 hours of time from one of our Multi-Disciplinary Team Co-ordinators, so they can build links with NHS staff, find out about every young cancer patient and arrange the right support.

£230 could buy a real hair wig and salon styling from our Hair4U project – and help make the pain of hair loss a little easier to deal with.

£500 could pay for a young person to make a film to express their feelings and help family and friends understand what they’re going through.

£950 could pay for a young person to attend our post-treatment programme, The Way Forward, and deal with tough issues like fertility, jobs and money with other young people.

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