17-24 June 2022 | Largs, Scotland to East Cowes, Isle of Wight
600 miles. 8 days. 1 mission. To inspire young people to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer. Day ride places also available.Sign up now Download Information Pack
From the stunning tranquillity of the Scottish west coast and daunting ascents of the Lake District to the historic beauty of Ironbridge, the picture postcard market town of Ross-on-Wye and cathedral city of Wells, there are so many highlights.
And it all finishes in the festival atmosphere of Cowes, as the Isle of Wight hosts one of its biggest weekends of the year – the Round the Isle Race. Here young people the cyclists are riding for will be gathered to take part in the iconic yacht race.
Each day riders will complete between 75-80 miles (120-130km) to support young people living through and beyond cancer.
Yes! If you are 18 or over and are either a young person currently being supported by the Trust, or a graduate volunteer, and you would like to take on the challenge then let us know. We are exploring opportunities to be able to offer subsidised places to those who have sailed with the Trust after treatment, so email our events manager to find out more.Send email
ROUTE (subject to change)
Meet on the Thursday evening in Largs hotel
Friday morning (and then daily until reach East Cowes)
The entry cost is £1,800 per rider. Everything is paid for upfront so that every penny you raise can go towards inspiring young people to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer. The entry cost covers...
If the event is cancelled due to COVID, your monies will be refunded.
There are a few things you will need to cover the cost of.
We kindly ask all riders to pledge to fundraise a minimum of £1,200 for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. This will enable TWO young people to come sailing with the Trust for the first time in 2022.
Yes! Day rider places are available for day one (Friday 17 June) - setting out from Largs - and day eight (Friday 24 June) - arriving in East Cowes. Both days will cover around 120kms (74.5 miles)
A day ride place costs £75 per person. All food and support is provided for the duration of the ride - you will need to arrange your own travel to the start of your day ride. Contact Trust events co-ordinator, Robbie, for more details at [email protected]
Our event partner is pie, who run bespoke guided rides.
This is a guided ride, with groups being led by pie guides familiar with the terrain and who help all abilities complete the challenge. For those not familiar with the pie guiding system:
pie make the ride suitable for most standards of cyclists (bar complete beginners). Check the minimum daily distances and elevations to make sure you are happy with your level of fitness vs the challenge and then start some training to minimise the gap!
It is too early to know what COVID restrictions may or may not be in place by next June so this will be reviewed and communicated as we get closer to the event date. If the event is cancelled due to COVID, your monies will be refunded.