Find out more about The Italian Job cycle challenge

17 December 2018

Challenge enthusiasts, keen cyclists and those with a desire to get fit or to travel are all urged to consider taking part in an exciting event being organised by Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Throughout the year Demelza Hospice Care for Children puts on a range of events to encourage fundraising, with something for everyone from walks, runs and cycles, to overseas treks, garden openings, fairs and even wing walks.

And next month, January 2019, the charity, is to hold two information evenings for people who would like to find out more about The Italian Job cycle challenge.

The information evenings will take place at the charity’s Eltham hospice, in Wensley Close, on Tuesday 29 January and at the Sittingbourne hospice, in Rook Lane, on Wednesday 30 January. Both events will be from 7pm – 9pm. All are welcome, including current supporters and those who might not know very much about Demelza.

The evenings will include the chance to hear more about the 225 mile ride, which will be set against the stunning backdrop of seven stunning Italian lakes and which takes place from September 4-8. 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.

Challengers will need to purchase their own flights, travel insurance and raise £1,650 sponsorship, with all money raised helping Demelza to provide specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions.

Riders will also have the option to tackle the famous five mile Madonna del Ghisallo climb – certainly not for the faint-hearted!

The information evenings will also be an opportunity to find out more about Demelza and its amazing work to support children who have serious and terminal conditions and their families.

Events Executive Emma Cox, said: “This promises to be a fantastic event, with breath-taking scenery and views and experienced cyclists who really want to push themselves can also do the Madonna climb, if that’s something they want to tick off their bucket list. We hope individuals and teams will join us for this unforgettable experience, knowing that their efforts and their involvement will help us to continue to be there for our families, whenever they need us. Please come along to one of our information evenings in January to find out more.”

Those interested are asked to register by Friday 25 January at:

Alternatively please phone 01795  845 200 and ask for Events.