Our popular cycling event, Round the Wrekin, which takes place on Sunday 19 May, is now open for registrations.

Last year’s event saw over 400 supporters cycle through the Shropshire countryside to raise more than £32,000 to help fund our work supporting people with life limiting conditions and their families in the local community.

Now in its seventh year, 2024’s event looks set to be the biggest and best yet with revamped routes and more on offer for participants.

Starting from Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club in Kingswinford, the three new routes have been designed to offer something for all abilities. The ‘Hugh Porter Challenge’ is a 21-mile route touring quiet lanes through Badger and Beckbury and is suitable for cyclists aged 11+.

The ‘Compton Care Classic’ is a 60-mile route offering big descents and beautiful scenery for those aged 16+. Finally, ‘The Epic’ is the ultimate 100-mile challenge and takes seasoned cyclists deep into the Shropshire countryside featuring a brand-new climb over the Long Mynd and of course, the Wrekin.

Cycling legend Hugh Porter MBE and his wife Anita Lonsbrough MBE continue to play an integral part in the event’s organisation and success and will be there on the day to greet participants.

Community & Events Fundraiser at Compton Care, Cara Bright, said: “We are delighted to be launching this year’s Round the Wrekin with the support of Hugh and Anita. Building on the success of previous years, we have revisited the routes to make them even more accessible and exciting, for both young and experienced cyclists.

“Everyone who takes part will receive their own Round the Wrekin 2024 medal and we have lots of new benefits for participants including finish line food for all participants and a brand-new event supporter, HIGH5, who will be keeping cyclists fuelled with nutritious energy gels.

“One thing we hear time and again is how amazing the atmosphere on the day is. Since the event began, it’s raised £200,000 for our patients and their families, which is just incredible, and we’d like to thank everyone involved from start to finish for their support. If you’re new to the event this year, we’d encourage you to sign up as soon as possible to kick start your training and make the most of our fantastic early bird offer.”

We are offering a £5 discount to anyone registering for the event before Friday 16 February. Make the most of our early bird offer and find out more.