BLOG: Tour de Moor: We ride as one for hospice care


It’s bold, it’s brave, it’s big-hearted and it’s the best fun you can have on a bike while backing your local hospice. Yes, St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth’s ever-popular Tour de Moor cycle event returns on Sunday 8 October with plenty of on and off-road challenges, new and old, to thrill and delight every rider, regardless of age or ability.

Are you ready to get on your bike and join us to embrace the mud, sweat and gears of this exhilarating on and off-road experience in the wilds of beautiful Dartmoor? Feel a sense of belonging, purpose, and achievement as we ride as one to raise funds to support hospice care in our community.

Our Tour de Moor is best known as an adrenaline-packed two-wheel quest that can test the skills, fitness, and endurance of even the toughest of cyclists. But it’s so much more than that. With three distances and difficulty levels to choose from, it’s the ultimate inclusive family friendly cycling adventure. You can even join in if your bike is electric or you’re still using stabilisers, and for the first time there’s a unique challenge for school groups to discover.

Which route will you choose?

  • Beast Mode: 52km of cycling at its fiercest (12 years old and above, entry fee £35) – an enhanced route based on your feedback.
  • Adventurer Style: 33km of tough riding (9 years old and above, entry fee £35) ­– an exciting new route for 2023 based on Dartmoor National Park’s Granite and Gears Cycle Trail.
  • Mini-Moor: 11km ride along Drake’s Trail (suitable for the whole family, entry fee £15)

Your fee covers our costs to run this event, but it’s your sponsorship and generous donations that really make the difference. If everyone commits to raising a minimum of £100 you’ll be helping as a collective to provide a full package of care at home for 100 local families at their most difficult of times – and you’ll be entered into our draw to win a fantastic prize.

Sponsored by Print Copy Scan, a local supplier of printers and copiers, our Tour de Moor challenge departs from Harrowbeer Airfield (near Yelverton) on the Sunday morning and finishes there, too.

Join us as we ride as one!

Sign up today here.