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Join the South West Tour de Y 12-16 June 2017!

On 12th June 2017, a team from South West YMCAs, led by YMCA Cheltenham will cycle 320 miles in 5 days from Land’s End to Cheltenham. Get sponsored to cycle from Land’s End to Cheltenham and raise money for the YMCA;  we ask you to commit to raising a minimum of £100. This can be through sponsorship, or however you decide best. In asking for sponsorship you are raising awareness of the work of your local YMCA. Places are limited for the 320 mile tour so sign up today.


To raise awareness and raise vital funds to support the work of the YMCA in the South West.


The total cost will be approx £250 (to cover accommodation, support costs and jerseys). Cyclists are to pay for their own food during the Tour. A £50 deposit (non refundable) is payable when registering.


Sign up here for the whole tour (this link will take you to Eventbrite, click on ‘Tickets’ and choose the ‘Tour de Y Ticket’, the £50 depost is payable at this stage). For more information contact  Why not join a stage? If the whole tour is too much for you – or if you don’t have the time – why not join a stage of the Tour? Contact your local South West YMCA for details – or contact Tour leader Rob Charsley (Email Rob here).

‘The Last Leg’ – we are planning a last leg ride on Friday 16th June from The White Horse in Wootton Under Edge to the finish line at Cheltenham YMCA. This ride is 25 miles long. To sign up for this final leg of the Tour, sign up here (this link will take you to Eventbrite, click on ‘Tickets’ and choose the ‘Tour de Y – The Last Leg’ ticket option, a £10 fee is payable at this stage). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Rob.


DAY 1 Stage 1                 (YMCA Cornwall) – Plymouth YMCA 85 miles ****** Very tough
DAY 2 Stage 2 Plymouth YMCA – S Devon YMCA 30 miles ****  Hard
  Stage 3 S Devon YMCA – Exeter YMCA 30 miles **** Hard
  Stage 4 Exeter YMCA – Bickleigh (Tour Riders Only) 15 miles * Easy
DAY 3 Stage 5 Bickleigh – Taunton YMCA 30 miles *** Moderate
  Stage 6 Taunton YMCA – Somerset Coast YMCA 15 miles * Easy
  Stage 7 Somerset Coast YMCA – Mendip YMCA 15 miles ** Steady
  Stage 8 Mendip YMCA – Bath YMCA 35 miles **** Hard
DAY 4 Stage 9 Bath YMCA – The Kitchen (Bristol) 15 miles * Easy
  Stage 10a The Kitchen – Cheltenham YMCA 50 miles **** Moderate
     TOTAL  320  
‘The Last Leg’ White Horse (Wotton Under Edge) – Cheltenham YMCA                         25 miles ** Steady


How to set up a fundraising page: you can set up a Tour de Y Fundraising Page here.

In addition to the option of fundraising online with Virgin Money Giving, once you’ve signed up to the Tour we will send you a sponsor form should you wish to collect sponsorship personally from friends, family and colleagues.

Finally,  thank you for your interest in our 2017 Tour de Y, we look forward to hearing from you!