Tour De Troops
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 to Mon, 11 Jun 2018
00:00am - 00:00am
Organiser: The Captain James Wadsworth Challenge
Sign up today for Tour De Troops 2018 and cycle from Land's End to John O' Groats in just five days.
Cycling 874 miles (1,407 km)
Land's End to John O' Groats
Thursday 7 to Monday 11 June 2018
Major sponsorship opportunities
Tour De Troops takes place on Thursday 7 to Monday 11 June 2018, and involves an 874 mile (1,407 km) bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats, taking five days to complete.
The Tour De Troops cycle event starts at Lands End in Cornwall on Thursday June 7 2018. Stops on the 874-mile route include Bridgewater, Warrington, Moffat and Newtonmore before finishing at John O’Groats in Scotland on Monday June 11 2018.
Cyclists will be placed in groups who will each have a ride captain. All participants of Tour De Troops will receive a pre-cycle briefing and a Ride Support Plan. Along the way, various inspirational events including talks from guest speakers will take place. Accommodation, food, medical and bike support are included for every entrant.
The event follows on from the success of previous Tour De Troops events. 2017 saw military cyclists ride from Edinburgh to Bielefield in Germany in 15 days, averaging about 100 miles per day in scorching temperatures.
This year the event is open to all, civilians and military personnel alike, with the aim of providing an enjoyable mental and physical endurance challenge whilst creating links through teamwork.
The Captain James Wadsworth Challenge has launched this hard endurance event to raise funds for the Felix Fund, which supports bomb disposal experts and their families through therapeutic breaks.
To make a donation and to support Felix Fund, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tourdetroops