Thu 06 May - Sun 09 May 2021


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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Thu 06 May 2021

Arrival and safety briefing

You will need to aim to be at the Premier Inn hotel in Penzance for 8pm in order to meet the rest of the team and for the important safety briefing from your cycle leaders. Dinner is not included, so please make plans to have dinner before arriving.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel, twin share
Meals: n/a


Day 2, Fri 07 May 2021

Penzance to Falmouth, via Land's End (Approx 127kms, 1819m of ascent)

Approx timings: Start at 8am; Finish at 5pm

After a hearty breakfast your epic cycle journey will begin. You will start with an uphill challenge heading west from Penzance. Before long you will descend down into Land's End for the opportunity to get a photo at this famous landmark.

The route then winds its way eastwards along quiet country lanes, following the coast line as you head towards Lizard Point. The Lizard peninsula is one of the best locations in the country for wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for chough, peregrine and ravens soaring above the cliffs! From this southerly point you head inland before rejoing the coastline for the final section into Falmouth.

After all your hard work on this first day of cycling it will be time to kick back and relax at your hotel in Falmouth with the option to enjoy the spa facilities on offer at the hotel (click here for details of the hotel).

Accommodation: 4 star hotel, twin share
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Please note: Dinner is not included on this, or any nights of this itinerary.


Day 3, Sat 08 May 2021

Falmouth to Treyarnon Bay, near Padstow. (Approx 111kms, 2165m of ascent)

Approx timings: Start at 8am; Finish at 4pm.

You will be back in the saddle early this morning to continue following the coastline around to the picturesque harbour village of St Mawes. From here the route heads across the peninsula towards the north coast, again following quiet country lanes. You will skirt around Newquay before finally reaching your destination at Treyarnon Bay.

Here you will check-in to your accommodation at the YHA Treyarnon Bay hostel, an idyllically situated hostel right next to the bay with the sound of the sea your background as you sit outside and enjoy a well deserved drink before taxi's are organised to take you into the world renowned foodie town of Padstow for dinner.

Accommodation: Hostel, twin share
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Please note: Dinner is not included on this, or any other night of this itinerary.


Day 4, Sun 09 May 2021

Treyarnon Bay to Plymouth, via the Eden Project. (Approx. 101kms, 1915m of ascent)

Approx timings: Start at 7.30am; Finish at 2pm.

The final day will begin a little earlier than the other days to ensure we reach Plymouth in the early afternoon. The route again crosses back to the south coast, through the old tin mining area of St Austell and passing by the iconic domes of the Eden Project. The final stretch of the route follows the coastline before you get a short ferry across the bay to reach Plymouth. Your finish line will be the historic Plymouth Hoe, overlooked by the distinctive red and white lighthouse. After celebratory group photos there will be a pub booked down in the harbour where you'll be able to celebrate your achievements!

Accommodation: n/a
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Please note: Accommodation and dinner is not included on the final day.


Important information

Please note: Charity Challenge reserve the right to make any ammendments necessary to this itinerary. The timings offered in this itinerary are offered as a guide only. Precise timings during the challenge may vary depending upon things such as weather, groups ability etc.

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