Lands End to Bristol Cycling Challenge

Land’s End to Bristol

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Congratulations for choosing a life-changing event!  By cycling for The Grand Appeal, you will become a fundraising hero and help transform the lives of children and babies at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

The Land’s End to Bristol route has been designed to illustrate just how far the catchment of Bristol Children’s Hospital reaches.  Covering the whole of the South West, South Wales and beyond, Bristol Children’s Hospital has the largest geographical catchment of any children’s hospital in England, treating over 100,000 young patients every year.  By participating in this event, you will help to provide them with life-saving equipment, patient activities, new services and family accommodation.  Amazing!

When you join #TeamGrandAppeal, you will benefit from:

  • Access to events fundraiser who will advise you and help you smash your target.
  • A charity representative who will cycle the entire journey, invite you on a training day.
  • Organised post-trek reunion.
  • A charity cycling vest.

Test your pedal power and take part in this unique cycling challenge from Land’s End to Bristol. Starting at Land’s End, on the south westerly tip of England, we pedal our way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor, passing Cheddar Gorge and all the way to the stunning coastal city of Bristol. You will cover nearly 260 miles in just 4 days, passing through some of the most stunning and remote English countryside. This fully supported challenge allows you to lap up some of the best cycling the British Isles have to offer.

3* Hotel or B&B accommodation
Transfer from Penzance to Land’s End
Experienced Cycle Leaders who are first aid qualified
Bike Mechanic
Fully equipped support vehicle
GPX files of the route
All Meals, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Celebratory fizz at the finish line

Not included
Transport to Penzance or from Bristol
Personal drinks and snacks
Personal spending money
Tipping (optional)

The easiest way to register your challenge is online.

Deposit: £75.00

Total Cost: £1000.00

You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £75.00 at the time of booking. It is possible to reserve a place on this challenge by email to however you will need to pay your deposit of £75.00 to confirm your place on this cycling challenge together with completing a booking form.

By registering for this challenge you are pledging to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1,000 and understand it is the endeavour of this challenge to raise as much as possible for The Grand Appeal.  Of monies raised approximately £360 will be used to cover the cost of your food, accommodation and support during the challenge.  You will need to have sent £800 to The Grand Appeal four weeks prior to departure in order for your place to be secured and the full amount within four weeks of your completing your challenge.


Day 1

Lands End to Wadebridge Land’s End is situated on the most south-western tip of England. It’s rocky cliffs and pounding seas make a fabulous backdrop for the obligatory photos before we start! Your journey starts along the dramatic coastline from Land’s End to Penzance, continuing along the West Coast we pass Newquay before arriving at the famous fishing port of Padstow. You will overnight in Wadebridge. Today is mainly undulating but with a few longer climbs and some shorter steep ones! Approximate mileage: 60 miles. (Meals L, D)

Day 2

Wadebridge to Barnstaple Following a hearty breakfast, today will be our most challenging section of the ride. You will cycle over rolling hills following the coastline to the village of Bude in time for lunch. The views today are fabulous if it’s a clear day, though it can often be foggy in this wild part of Southwest England. There are still a few short sharp hills as the road winds its way to Hartland. You will then be rewarded with a decent all the way to Barnstaple where you will stay overnight. Approximate mileage: 70 miles.
(Meals B,  L , D)

Day 3

Barnstable to Bridgwater After another hearty breakfast you will be leaving the coast and cycling inland. Your legs will receive an early morning workout this morning with a steep climb into the stunning Exmoor National Park. The climb is worth the effort as you pedal through a picturesque landscape of moorlands, woodlands and rivers. The route then descends from the national park through scenic English countryside and charming villages. You will then make your approach into the market town of Bridgwater, settled on the side of the River Parrett and steeped in history, where you will overnight. Approximate mileage: 58 miles. (Meals B, L, D)

Day 4

 Bridgwater to Bristol Leaving Bridgwater, you will cycle towards Cheddar conquering a few short hills however your legs will be pleased to avoid the steep Gorge itself. As you near the Severn Estuary on the approach to the outskirts of Bristol, you will cycle along the River Avon cycle path. This path follows the river into Bristol passing the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. On reaching the finish line at the Bristol Children’s Hospital, you will be able to celebrate your cycle achievements together with your team-mates. Approximate mileage: 45 miles.
(Meals B, L)


Responsible Tourism

We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change!

We have also invested in Water-to-Go products so you, our valued flock, will be healthier whilst also helping to make the World a better place! Together we can dramatically reduce our consumption of single use plastics and support our responsible travel ethos of ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.’

As part of our commitment to helping the planet, members of the flock who join us for a big overseas expedition will receive an Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle. This is our way of saying thank-ewe and also making a difference to the consumption of single use plastics in developing countries.

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