A group of 39 cyclists who set off from St Michael’s Mount, Marazion to Mont St Michel, Normandy have raised over £100,000 for Cornwall hospice Care.

They all successfully completed the challenge in October and it has now been revealed that they collectively raised £106,664.28 for Cornwall Hospice Care!

The route from Cornwall to France covered 279 miles over 4 days. The committed cyclists put in a tremendous effort to raise money for the Cornish charity that provides 24/7 specialist care to terminally ill adults and their loved ones.

The majority of the cyclists have a personal connection to Cornwall Hospice Care and others were inspired by the stories they had heard about the amazing care given by the charity.

Oli Hoare, head of fundraising at Cornwall Hospice Care, and one of the cyclists said: “Never before has an event or challenge raised such a phenomenal sum for Cornwall Hospice Care.

"After costs, which for this type of event are understandably high, the team have funded the equivalent of 3,165 hours of nursing care or £59,055.78. I can’t say a big enough thank you to the team who took on this challenge. Their commitment has been phenomenal.”

Darren Uren was one of 39 cyclists and had this to say about why he undertook the challenge for Cornwall Hospice Care.

“It was important to me that I could raise money that would stay in Cornwall and for such a wonderful cause that brings light into people’s lives in their darkest hours. The trip really was something that will stay with me for my whole life. The group of people were so inspirational, they made the trip for me and are now friends for life, the miles took care of themselves. This certainly won’t be my last challenge for Cornwall Hospice Care. It was without a doubt the best choice I made in 2017.”

Watch the charity’s social media accounts and website to see how you can help fund the care in 2018.