Tour de Blue Cross

On the road, in the gym and at home!

FREE entry

Raise £100 to earn your medal!

This September, hop onto the saddle and help sick, injured and homeless pets. The challenge is to cycle 302 miles in 30 days – you don’t have to do it all in one go!

The 302 miles represents the distance between the Blue Cross Victoria animal hospital in London and the Blue Cross Thirsk rehoming centre in North Yorkshire. The route takes you past other Blue Cross rehoming centres across the country. Log your miles via Strava or Enthuse and we’ll send you email updates, raring you on your progress and telling you a little more about each checkpoint on your journey.

  • Victoria Animal Hospital SW1V 1QQ
  • Burford Rehoming Centre OX18 4PF
  • Rolleston Rehoming Centre DE13 9AU
  • Sheffield Rehoming, Advice and Behaviour Unit S7 2PY
  • Thirsk Rehoming Centre YO7 3SE

By getting sponsored, you’ll raise vital funds to help bring vulnerable pets the care, treatment and love they so urgently need. Along the way, you’ll get fitter, feel exhilarated and enjoy some great moments too.

Sign up. Get sponsored. Save lives.

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Tour de Blue Cross route map


Tour de Blue Cross medal

As this is a virtual event, you can take part however you like: on a road bike, static exercise bike or a mixture of the two. Break it down to ten miles a day solo, take part in a spin class or head out on a few road sessions with friends. It’s completely up to you!

On average, it costs Blue Cross £547 to rescue and rehome a cat or kitten, and £644 to care for and find a new forever home for a dog*. We rely on supporters like you to help sick, injured and homeless pets.

All completing participants will receive a digital certificate for their fantastic efforts. As a bonus, there’s a limited-edition medal for any rider who raises £100 or more in sponsorship. As an extra incentive we’ll be rewarding our top 5 individual fundraisers with their very own Blue Cross cycling jersey.

So make sure to rise to the challenge – sign up for the Tour De Blue Cross today.

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Pets change lives, we change theirs.

*Figures based on average costs from our rehoming centres in 2021.