Celebrate the life of Bedford's Captain Sir Tom with cycling challenge

The 400-mile route will stop off at areas significant to the NHS hero

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 2:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 2:32 pm

The Captain Tom Foundation has joined forces with Willen Hospice to celebrate the NHS hero's life as well as the hospice’s 40th anniversary.

The Willen Hospice Captain Tom Cycle 100, which takes place between October 6 and 10, challenges cyclists to ride over 400 miles in five days.

The scenic route takes cyclists all the way up to Captain Sir Tom’s hometown in Yorkshire, back through the Peak District, before returning to a celebration reception in Captain Sir Tom’s garden in Marston Moretaine, where he completd his infamous fundraser.

Hannah Ingram-Moore, Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, launches the Willen Hospice Captain Tom Cycle 100
Hannah Ingram-Moore, Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, launches the Willen Hospice Captain Tom Cycle 100

Along the way, cyclists will stop off at areas significant to Captain Sir Tom’s life.

Hannah Ingram-Moore, Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, said: “We are thrilled to support this exciting new cycling challenge from Willen Hospice. My father was incredibly proud of his Yorkshire roots and we’re so happy to see many of the places that were so special to him included on this ride.”

This challenge is limited to just 20 cyclists - sign up online