The Hilly 50 is organised by the CTC South West London Cycling Club in aid of St Raphael's. This year the annual event is in memory of Mike Morley. Mike and his family have been wonderful and dedicated supporters of the Hospice practically since our doors first opened. He has completed many fundraising cycling challenges over the years. 

This year, due to restrictions, it will be a DIY Hilly 50 over a local course, but those who cannot get to the suggested route are invited to work out a similar course of their own.

The route starts at Carshalton Park and takes you over the North Downs around Banstead, Chipstead, Merstham and Caterham, finishing at the Woodman Pub in Woodmansterne.  It is almost exactly 40 miles with over 3,000 feet of climbing.

The challenge is simply to attempt the course and then make a donation in memory of Mike Morley to St Raphael’s Hospice through the Hilly 50 JustGiving page

Many will want to do it in one go, but you don’t have to.  The course has been designed so that the first half in particular is zigzag and very local, and it would be easy to break off at any of several points and come back another day to finish the ride.

To find out more information and to register to get a copy of the route, please follow the link below. Please be sure to follow the current Covid-19 restrictions on your ride. 

We would love to see photographs of your adventure, so please email Sam at [email protected] with your snaps so we can share them with other supporters and cyclists. 

Although this is not being organised by St Raphael's, if you are taking part, please let Sam know and she will send out a cycling top to you so you can help promote the Hospice as you pedal around the local area. 

We would like to thank Paul James, David Vine and CTC South West London for organising this event in Mike's memory and for donating the proceeds to the Hospice. 

Find out more and register