Challenge Cancer Cycle: Aintree

A massive thank you to everyone who made Challenge Cancer Cycle: Aintree, a great success this year! We are excited to have launched Challenge Cancer Cycle: Chester, and look forward to confirming dates for the Aintree event next year very soon.


Thank you!



The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity are delighted to bring to you Challenge Cancer Cycle once again as we cycle to transform cancer care in our region. The charity has hosted a cycling event for the previous nine years and we are excited to bring back Challenge Cancer Cycle for the second time, and our tenth cycling event in total, after a wonderful year one event in 2019! Unfortunately 2020 fell foul of the Covid-19 pandemic, however we are ready and raring to go for 2021! Following the event in 2019, we have adjusted the 75 mile route and turned it into an 80 mile route, with a change to the route in the 80 mile only section.


Start/Finish Location

We have secured the iconic Aintree Racecourse once again as the venue for you to start and finish from. Aintree Racecourse makes for the perfect venue as we go straight from town to countryside within a mile or two of setting off! The route is in an anti-clockwise direction, starting off with the south section of the cycle.

25 Mile Route

For those looking to take on their first cycling event, or those simply looking to get out on their bike after a while, why not join us and raise funds to Challenge Cancer with The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. There are one or two hills thrown in for you to take on; with a total elevation gain of 1,021ft you will feel proud and delighted upon reaching the finish.

This route is suitable for those not wanting to complete the hills, or perhaps for those who are quite new to cycling events:

Adult - £20

Young Adult (16-17) - £15 (permission required)

Child (14-15) - £12.50 (must be riding with an adult)


*All entry fees go towards the running costs of the event, and we ask you to raise a minimum of £25 per participant to help the 1 in 2 who need us now, and in the future. Thank you.

40 Mile Route

Looking to make that next step up? Our 40 mile route is perfect for you! With the hills surrounding Parbold in your sights, you will take on an elevation gain of 2,162ft as you make your way around our specially created route.

This route is suitable for those not wanting to complete the full distance, or perhaps for those who are looking for a step up from flatter cycling, this one is sure to test:

Adult - £20

Young Adult (16-17) - £15 (permission required)

Child (14-15) - £12.50 (must be riding with an adult)


*All entry fees go towards the running costs of the event, and we ask you to raise a minimum of £25 per participant to help the 1 in 2 who need us now, and in the future. Thank you.

80 Mile Route

Now for the big one! Do Parbold & the Rivington surrounds sound like the sort of challenge you are looking for in 2021? We have 4,450ft worth of elevation gain in this route, offering you a challenging cycling route as we work together to challenge cancer in 2020. For 2020 we have increased the mileage on this route from 75 to 80 miles, these additional miles are in the middle section of your ride.

Please note that due to the Ironman event on the same day, Sheep House Lane will be closed and so our route will be adjusted - further details to follow.

This route is suitable for those who cycle on a regular basis. We advise that you should be fully capable of completing at least 50 miles prior to the event, and you should love your hills!

Adult - £20

Young Adult (16-17) - £15 (permission required)

Child (14-15) - £12.50 (must be riding with an adult)


*All entry fees go towards the running costs of the event, and we ask you to raise a minimum of £25 per participant to help the 1 in 2 who need us now, and in the future. Thank you.


How to Register

As part of the wish to challenge cancer, we are asking if all participants could please look to fundraise a minimum of £25, or donate a minimum of £25 at registration. The entry fee goes helps the charity to cover the cost of staging the event, and the fundraising helps us to transform cancer care in our region.

Cycling jerseys are available from The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity at a cost of £30, running shirts can be bought for £10, sunglasses for £3, and t-shirts are available for £5.

If you have any questions please contact us on 0151 556 5566 or email fundraising@clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk

What Will You Get By Joining Team Clatterbridge?

When you join Team Clatterbridge, you will be supported by our experienced Events Team throughout. From registering for your chosen event to setting up your JustGiving page, the Events Team are on hand to help you with all your queries. We want you to feel part of the team because your support will make a huge difference to cancer patients throughout Merseyside, Cheshire and the Isle of Man.

Don't forget to join our Strava Cycling Group before the event, and connect with others taking part in this fantastic event!

Why We Need Your Help

By taking part in the Challenge Cancer Cycle, you are helping us to deliver pioneering cancer care to patients throughout our region. 1 in 2 of us will be affected by cancer, but with your help we can be at the forefront of cancer treatments, and we can fund vital research, the latest therapies, and innovations in cancer treatment.

We are so often told that The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is unlike any other hospital. The Charity has funded a range of projects which help to to make Clatterbridge a place that stays in people’s hearts, including bringing cancer treatment closer to patients’ homes and breaking boundaries by becoming the first in the UK to offer a number of treatments.

Will you join Team Clatterbridge and make a difference to those with cancer in our region today?