Many congratulations to our amazing group of cyclists who took to the roads of the French Alps in September, for our biggest and most successful overseas fundraisers in Thames Hospice history! More than £100,000 has been raised for the new hospice.

During the four day intense challenge, over 50 supporters cycled stunning routes featured on the Tour de France, supported by iconic Tour de France Mavic vehicles and Chain Reaction Cycles. The group tackled steep climbs, clocked up thousands of miles collectively and experienced breathtaking views in the heart of the French Alps.  

“This was the best trip I have ever been on, and that’s saying something! Four days, 299km and it was fun from start to finish, and more importantly it was all for a great cause. I’m a newbie to cycling but everyone on the Big Mountain Challenge made me feel welcome. As soon as I crossed the line I signed myself up for next year!”

— Harry Potter star and Kilimanjaro route participant, James Phelps

Also amongst the team was Thames Hospice supporter, Mark Willis from MCKS (pictured below). For those of you who are followers of our blog, you may recognise Mark from our 'Mystery Donor' film shot earlier this year at Bray Lake.  


The Big Mountain Challenge is the brainchild of our fantastic Thames Hospice Ambassador, Jason Bevan (pictured below). Due to the incredible success, we are now taking bookings for our Big Mountain Challenge in 2020.

Bookings are now open for the 2020 Big Mountain Challenge. To find out more and sign up, please click the button below.