Connect two amazing locations together as you embark on the charity bike ride challenge of a lifetime whilst helping to support the brilliant work done at Cornwall Hospice.
Trip Date: 4th - 8th Oct
Sponsorship level: £1,790
The following gives you a brief taste of the charity cycling challenge ahead
but for more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact one of the
Overseas Team on 020 7424 5511 who will be delighted to help you!
Day 1: St Michael Mount to Plymouth (90 miles)
The first day's route takes cyclists through the incredible Cornish countryside. With a challenging amount of climbing, the route meanders through quaint seaside towns and along the coast to Plymouth. We will then take the overnight Brittany Ferry to Roscoff arriving into France at 8am.
Day 2: Roscoff to Saint Brieuc (80 miles)
Leaving Roscoff we make our way into the rolling French countryside, passing through sleepy French villages and quiet market towns before reaching the town of Saint Brieuc. Located by the coast this beautiful French town hosts beautiful beaches, local art and history museums and is right next to Brittany's largest nature reserve.
Day 3: Saint Brieuc to Rennes (70 miles)
On our second day in France and the route takes us inland towards the historic city of Rennes. With beautiful architecture and a rich and diverse history, spending the evening exploring the city's heritage is a must!
Day 4: Rennes to Mont St Michel (50 miles)
On our final day of cycling we make our way back to the coast and our final destination of Mont St Michel. The stunning island is located 1km off the coast and it's a UNESCO World Heritage site. After admiring the islands beauty we cycle to our hotel and enjoy a well-deserved celebration meal.
Day 5: Mont St Michel to Hospice
We have a relaxed start to the day enjoying a hearty breakfast at our hotel and admiring the panoramic views of Mont St Michel. The day is yours to enjoy exploring the surrounding area, Mont St Michel boasts several museums plus the Abbeys itself there is plenty to keep you entertained. Mid-afternoon we will board a coach to Roscoff where we will transfer to the ferry and make our way to Plymouth.
Got some questions? Head to the More Info tab or give us a call on 0207 424 5511
Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 10069)
Is the trip for me?
Definitely! This trip is a fantastic challenge for anyone wanting to do
something amazing for a great cause! There will be lots of like minded people
taking part, all looking for the challenge of a lifetime and of course to meet
new friends. Some people come with friends or family but most people come on
their own so what are you waiting for? Sign up today for a fantastic experience
and the opportunity to make life long friends.
How fit do I need to be?
The Mount to Mont Cycle Ride will require a good level of general fitness. You will be provided with a full training guide that you should follow to ensure you are able to cope with the physical element of the itinerary; a good level of fitness will also ensure you enjoy your challenge to the full!
We appreciate that everyone's fitness level will be different, you may be a keen
sports person playing on a regular basis or you might have a phobia to gyms before
you sign up. What's important is that you prepare for the challenge well. You should expect to cycle for up to 8 hours per day with ease at a moderate pace. We've been known for our use of the word 'undulating' but it is very true that most of our trips involve plenty of uneven ground and lots of ups and down. By ensuring you train well and follow the plan you will stand yourself in good stead for the challenge ahead.
How much do I have to raise?
Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?
YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship
is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of
examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will
of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing
something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and
before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!
What deposit do I have to pay?
Can I extend my trip?
No � unfortunately the return ferry crossing is at a set time and cannot be amended. You can of course extend your stay at your own expense.
Will you help me?
YES! One of our highly experienced tour reps will be on hand to help you in the
lead up to the event. You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after
you register on the event which will give you all the information you need but
we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible!
And there will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a
special gathering before the event!
What is the food like?
Lots of familiar European dishes will be on the menu. Breakfast lunch and dinner will be provided throughout the trip except for 3 meals (dinner on day 1 and lunch and dinner on our final day). We are more than happy to cater for any dietary requirements as long as you let us know in advance of the trip.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring your own bike; we strongly recommend using either a road,
hybrid or touring bike NOT a mountain bike. It is also compulsory to wear a cycle
helmet whilst on our trips. We will send you a full packing list for the trip once
you have registered.
What will happen to my luggage during cycling days?
There will be support vehicles with the group at all times which means your
luggage will be transported in one of these vehicles for you. You will just
need to carry a bum bag for any essentials like a camera and sun tan lotion
How many people can take part?
The average group size is about 70 people although this does vary considerably
from trip to trip
What type of accommodation will I be staying in?
We will be staying in a mixture of 2/3/4* hotels. Rooms are shared on a twin basis. Please let us know if you want to share with someone specific.
What's included in the cost?
Return travel to France via Brittany Ferry, all accommodation, meals (except 3) experienced crew and tour leaders and mechanical support
Is there an age restriction?
Participants must be over 18 to take part in the challenge � however we do make exceptions for younger experienced cyclists that wish to take part with a parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit but participants over the age of 65 will need to get a medical form signed by their doctor.
What about insurance?
You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge.
You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is
aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we
can help you arrange this.
How do I book my place?
As soon as possible! Simply
click here to book online today. Places are extremely limited and get
snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!