Charity Cycle ride Caen to Cherbourg ( Total 375 miles )

The Route
The road ahead
home at last a job well done

On the 7th July 2019 Mark & Paul embarked on a fantastic cycling challenge – all in aid of the Re-homing Animal Telephone Service!

Having started in 1986, the Hayling Charity Cycle Ride is now in its 34th year and this year’s challenge is a 375 mile long cycle from Ouistreham to Cherbourg. To date the Hayling Charity Cycle Ride has raised over £1.5million for local and national charities, and attracts riders from 15 different countries. For more information on the Hayling Charity Cycle Ride please visit the website at:

This years route is as follows:

Day 1 – Caen to Evreux (Distance: 89 miles, Climb: 5,000 feet)

Day 2 – Evreus to Chartres (Distance: 65 miles, Climb: 2,100 feet)

Day 3 – Chatres to Lisieux (Distance: 85 miles, Climb: 2,500 feet)

Day 4 – Lisieux to Bayeux (Distance: 67 miles, Climb: 2,600 feet)

Day 5 – Bayeux to Cherbourg (Distance: 67 miles, Climb: 2,500 feet)

We are completing this challenge to benefit an Animal Charity which is local to us - the Re-homing Animal Telephone Service - who rehome Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs into safe, loving homes. If you would like to donate towards the event please click HERE

Many thanks to Mark & Paul from all the people and animals at RATS