Demelza launches The Italian Job cycle challenge

26 September 2018
Demelza is looking for do-gooders to saddle up for its new cycle challenge, The Italian Job.

The 225 mile ride will be set against the stunning backdrop of seven stunning Italian lakes and is taking place from 4-8 September, 2019. 
 
Demelza is the first hospice in the UK to offer this once in a lifetime three-day fundraising cycle, which has been purposely designed to suit all biking abilities.

Riders looking to up their gears, have the option to tackle the famous five mile Madonna del Ghisallo climb – not for the faint-hearted! 
 
Challengers will need to purchase their own flights, travel insurance and raise £1650 sponsorship, with all money raised helping Demelza to provide specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions. 
 
Events Coordinator Emma Cox, said: “We are so excited to be able to offer our supporters this once in a lifetime opportunity. Our challenge events always offer a fantastic experience for participants, with The Italian Job bringing breathtaking scenery and views – as well as the Madonna climb if challengers fancy ticking it off their bucket list. We hope lots of individuals and businesses will join #TeamDemelza for this epic adventure. 
   
“People taking part can also ride happy knowing their involvement will be helping children with terminal conditions to build memories with their family, for however long they have together.” 
 
Riders only need to pack their Lycra as bikes will be transported by Demelza to Italy on their behalf. 
 
Registration for The Italian Job is £100 and is bookable here.