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Cycle For Life 2024

8 September, 8am - 3pm

Pump up your tyres, strap on your cycle helmet and gear up for our popular Cycle for Life!

Book a place

Book your place

Our annual cycle ride is returning and we would love you to get pedalling and join us at the start line.

Cycle for Life is a popular event as it appeals to cyclists of all ages and abilities from beginners and families enjoying a fun ride through the beautiful Essex countryside to experienced cyclists looking for a greater challenge.

Prices - Early Bird Offer - limited number available!


Adult 20km is £15 (regular price £20)

Adult 50km and 100km is £20 (regular price £30)

Children under 18 are FREE!

Online registrations close at 4pm on Thursday 5 September. After this you can still register on the day when ticket prices will be £30 for the adult 20km and £40 for the adult 50km and 100km.

There is a choice of three cycle routes, all starting and finishing at Farleigh Hospice:

20km
*- Depart from 10:15am to 11am

The shortest distance is a family-friendly route that is ideal for the beginner or younger cyclist.

50km
* - Depart from 9:15am to 10am

This route is a relaxed cycle ride through all eight of the beautiful Essex Rodings and suits regular cyclists looking for a tougher distance.

100km
- Depart from 8:15am to 9am

The longest 100km course is more challenging, going through the Rodings, the picturesque villages of Thaxted and Finchingfield, and then follows 35km of the 2014 Tour de France route. It is ideal for very experienced/professional cyclists. No under 18s.

*For both the 20km and 50km routes, all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

On completion, you’ll receive a Cycle for Life medal in celebration of your achievement.

We’ll also give you a free T-shirt which can be collected at the start of the event to wear on the ride or you can arrange to collect it from the Farleigh Hospice building on North Court Road , Chelmsford, CM1 7FH, during weekday office hours 9am - 5pm between 22 August – 5 September.

Fundraise for Farleigh

As this is a fundraising event, we are encouraging everyone taking part to get sponsored, to allow us to continue to care for local families affected by life-limiting illnesses and bereavement.

Set up an online fundraising page at Justgiving.com here. It is a great way to spread awareness and encourage people to sponsor you.

Alternatively you can print out a Cycle for Life Sponsorship form to raise money as an individual or as a team or group.

Individual Form

Team / Group Form

Please don’t forget to encourage UK tax payers to tick the Gift Aid box and provide their full home address and postcode when they sponsor you so we can claim an additional 25%, at absolutely no extra cost to you or your sponsors.

Download our guide to what your sponsorship could pay for to inspire you and your supporters here

Event Guide

If you would like to know more, please download our helpful Event Guide HERE

By entering this event you are declaring yourself to be medically fit to cycle. You accept that you could be included in photographs and/or recordings that could be taken and used to publicise future Farleigh Hospice events.

Volunteer at Cycle for Life

We couldn’t run fundraising events like Cycle for Life without our fantastic volunteers.

If you are interested in helping at this event or any of our Farleigh events, please email events@farleighhospice.org or call 01245 457411.