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Cycle For Life 2021

19 September

Our much-loved Cycle for Life event returns on Sunday 19 September. Registration is now open!

Book a place

Our much-loved Cycle for Life event returns on Sunday 19 September. Registration is now open - sign up before the 13 September to take advantage of our discounted early bird pricing!

Missed the early bird deadline? Don’t worry, you can still register online from the 14 September up to 9am on the day of the ride and pay the regular price.

All under 18's ride free!*

Cycle for Life is a sponsorship event and we rely on riders raising as much money as possible to enable us to continue to care for people in mid Essex affected by life-limiting illness and bereavement. Every penny you raise helps us to offer physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to local people free of charge.

Sign up now and start fundraising today!

In true Cycle for Life tradition, there will be three routes to choose from:

Route 1 – 20 km: A family friendly route, this will take in the beautiful local sites.

Route 2 – 50 km: A tougher distance for the more competent cyclists, this route takes you through the picturesque villages of Essex.

Route 3 – 100 km: One for the keen cyclists, this is a more challenging route that requires you to push yourself while enjoying the scenic views of the Essex countryside. This route is suitable for adults only.

In celebration of your participation you'll receive a Cycle for Life medal and certificate.

Participants will also receive a free Cycle for Life T-shirt on the day, which can be collected at the start of the event to wear during the ride, or at the end to take home.

Want your own Farleigh Cycle for Life jersey?

If you’d rather wear one of our exclusive Cycle for Life jerseys, you can buy one for just £25.

You'll be able to purchase your jersey during the booking process. Stock is limited, order soon so you don’t miss out!

You'll be able to collect your purchased jersey on the day when you check-in at the event. If you'd rather collect your jersey prior to the day of the event, please contact our Fundraising Team on 01245 457 411 to arrange a suitable collection time.

Key information
Date: Sunday 19 September 2021
Duration: All day
Start times: 100km between 8AM-10AM | 50km between 9AM-11AM | 20km between 10AM-12PM
Location: Starting and finishing at Farleigh Hospice, North Court Road, Chelmsford, CM1 7FH
Parking: Chelmer Valley High School. Court Rd, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7ER
Suitable for: All ages and abilities from families to cycling enthusiasts. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration: Registration opens on 6th July. Early bird pricing available until 13 September, regular pricing in effect from 14th September to 9am on 19th September. Registration from 14 September, including on the day, will be online only.
How to book: Choose your tickets and click the button above to book
For more information: Contact our Fundraising Team on 01245 457411 or email

New Cycle for Life Virtual Ride!

If you want to raise money and pick your own route, the Cycle for Life Virtual Ride is for you!

Want to help?

If cycling isn’t your thing, but you’d like to be involved, why not volunteer to help us run the event? If you’d like to volunteer for this year’s Cycle for Life, please contact our Fundraising Team on 01245 457411 or email

* All under 18's must be accompanied by a paying responsible adult. Unaccompanied under 18's arriving at the event will not be allowed to participate.