After putting on the brakes last year because of the pandemic, the region’s boldest charity cycling challenge is back for 2021, raising vital funds to support hospice care across Plymouth and surrounding areas.
The Tour de Moor biking challenge in aid of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth returns to the rugged wilderness of Dartmoor on Sunday 10 October. Sponsored by Print Copy Scan, a local supplier of printers and copiers, the popular event offers cyclists an adrenalin-packed adventure: the hill-filled, 52km mixed terrain route of mud, sweat and gears. Cycling at its fiercest for those aged 12 and above!
Alternatively, participants of 9 years and above can take it down a gear and saddle up for 30km of tough riding over hills and through woods, and there’s also the ‘mini moor’, a gentle 11km ride along the tarmac paths of Drake’s Trail that’s suitable for all the family.
Not only does Tour de Moor provide for every level of cycling ability, the money it raises means our highly skilled team can be there for more families affected by terminal illness, providing not just expert medical care but emotional, practical and spiritual support that makes an important difference to them at such a vulnerable time.
Since it began in 2010, the annual event has raised just under £800,000 for St Luke’s and the service we provide for patients at home, in hospital and at our specialist unit at Turnchapel.
Penny Hannah, Head of Fundraising at St Luke’s, said: “Tour de Moor is always a fantastic event and this year it will feel all the more special as we welcome cyclists back after last year’s cancellation due to COVID safety measures. It’s fitness and muddy fun, and with three classic routes to choose from, it’s ideal for both families as well as more experienced cyclists who really want to push themselves.
“Taking on the challenge is a great opportunity to get on your bike and help us provide vital care and support to patients and their families across the local area, making every hill climb worth that extra effort!”
Director of Print Copy Scan, Karl Welburn, said, “The calibre of the care St Luke’s provides is second to none, but we must never take it for granted. After a really tough year for everyone, the charity needs our support more than ever. We’re proud to sponsor Tour de Moor again this year. All the money raised by people participating goes directly to patient care across the community.”
The Tour de Moor challenge departs from 8.30am at Harrowbeer Airfield, near Yelverton, and finishes there.
Sign up for the challenge HERE or by calling 01752 492626. Registration costs £30 for the 52km or 30km route, and £15 for the 11km route.