Venice to Rome Cycle Challenge, Venice to Rome Cycle Challenge, Monday, 09. September 2019

                                             St Elizabeth Hospice 
                                   Venice to Rome Cycle Challenge
Proudly Sponsored by Spokeworx
Cycle 400 miles through the exquisite country of Italy from the beautiful mainland of Venice, to the ancient ruins of Rome, all in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.
Experience the breathtaking views as our exciting event takes us south on flat roads, to the rolling hills near Umbria, finishing on a relatively flat run-in to Rome.
Day 1 - Arrive in Venice
Day 2 - Venice to Ravenna (Appox cycling distance 170km (106 Miles)
Day 3 - Ravenna to Pesaro (Approx cycling distance 118km (74 Miles)
Day 4 - Pesaro to Gubbio (Approx cycling distance 96km (60 Miles)
Day 5 - Gubbio to Viterbo (Approx cycling distance 151km (94 Miles)
Day 6 - Viterbo to Rome (Approx cycling distance (69 Miles)
Day 7 - Departure
Please read the booking conditions here
What can I expect from the accommodation?
Accommodation is 3-4* hotels, picked for their proximity to our route. All the hotels we choose are excellent with en-suite facilities; standards may vary between hotels. Rooms will be based on two people sharing a room. If you are taking on the challenge on your own don't worry, we will pair you up with somebody in a similiar position. You can opt for a single room, but this will incur a supplementary charge to you and cannot be added to the fundraising target to pay for the supplement. 
What food is included and will the challenge cater for all diets?
Evening meals and breakfast will be provided at the hotels, apart from the evenings of day one and day four. Lunches are provided by Chapeau Catering and are a generous buffet-style (hot and cold) with plenty of energy food to keep you going! There will be refreshments provided at each cycle check point, of which there will be a minimum of 2 per day, in addition to lunch of course and consisting of water, juices and high-energy snacks - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Chapeau can cater for all your special dietary requirements provided you let us know well in advance of the challenge.
What's Included?

Full bike transport from the UK and back, if required

All accommodation 

All meals (except two evening meals as specified above)

Complete transport of luggage between hotels and the ride 

Full trip support including mechanics, first aid, drivers and full route support

Water stops 

Celebration meal in Rome at the end of your ride

Your hospice representative will be on the challenge with you the whole time

One bespoke hospice cycling jersey 

Full fundraising support throughout the year - including materials and ideas

Guest speaker evenings - bike maintenance, prevention of sports injuries, nutritional advice, past participant experiences and fundraising

Training ride opportunities with your team members 

What's Excluded?

Flights and transfers, both inbound and outbound

A bicycle

Personal travel insurance

Evening meal on day one and day four

Drinks, personal items or entry to any optional tourist sites you may wish to visit

Remember to bring extra money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs and other personal expenses

We strongly recommend you carry a credit card in case of a personal emergency.

Who will be there to support me during the event?
Your challenge will be led by experienced Chapeau Events Crew. The crew are selected for their experience in cycling events around the world, their friendliness, sense of humour and ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises. The crew are also first aid trained. You will be in safe hands with the Chapeau Crew. 
The number of crew and support vechicles will depend on the final size of your group, but the team will be looking after every aspect of your trip whether that's transporting your luggage, ensuring your route is well marked, sorting out any mechanical problems or giving you a lift in the back vechicle - our " Love Bus". 
You shall also have your hospice representative there with you on the challenge to support you and the Chapeau Crew. 
Will I have to carry my kit?
No, your bags will be transported each day from hotel to hotel, so all you will need to carry is what you need for that days ride. On reaching the hotel at the end of each day, you will hand over your bike for safe overnight keeping and collect your luggage. Each morning, you hand over your luggage and collect your bike. Space is limited and hard sided luggage is not suitable, so it is essential that your kit is packed in a soft sailing bag, rucksack or expedition kit bag. 
How much does it cost?
You will need to pay £150 registration fee to secure your place on the challenge. We then ask you to raise a minimum of £2200 for St Elizabeth Hospice - £1,520 of which needs to be raised eight weeks prior to the challenge, since part of your sponsorship will be used to pay for your place on the challenge.
How will I get my bike to and from Italy?
There will be an arranged time for you to drop off and pick up your bike at the hospice before and after the challenge. Your bike will then be transported to and from the challenge to give you more flexibility in your travel and to avoid you having to pay expensive baggage costs.
How will I know where I am going?
This is a fully supported ride and as such, you will have a dedicated Event Crew at your service throughout the challenge. They will mark the route with fluorescent arrows, provide you with refreshments, fix any mechanical problems with your bike, offer first aid and lots and lots of encouragement. 
How fit do I need to be?
Chapeau Events attract people of all levels of experience and fitness and a range of ages and backgrounds. They expect all participants to train hard in advance to achieve this challenge, but we respect everyones limits. You will be in the saddle for nearly 100 miles on two days as well as riding for 5 consecutive days, so you should ensure as a minimum, that you are comfortable riding 80-90 mile days and have achieved this regularly before you leave for the challenge. The profile on some days will be hilly, so you should include some hilly rides in your training. The challenges are designed so that everyone can go at their own pace; this is not a race. Route profiles and training packs will be sent out once you have registered. 
What about insurance?
It is a prerequisite of challenge participation that you have adequate travel insurance to cover any medical costs and your personal possessions for the duration of the ride. This is not included in the event price and will need to be arranged independently.
We hope to welcome you onto our cycling team for this amazing challenge! 

For any fundraising enquiries please contact Joanne Rodger on 01473 707026 or alternatively please email

Venice to Rome Cycle Challenge

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