Well done to Tour de Moor cyclists

Last weekend saw Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust staff take part in the Tour de Moor to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.

The annual bike ride challenge took place on Sunday 15 October and involved a variety of off-road moorland trails across Dartmoor. 1,300 participants took part in total on the day, including several members of Trust staff.

“This is a truly inspiring charity”, explains Andrew Stanford, Referral to Treatment (RTT) Validator at Derriford Hospital. “I hope by taking part in the Tour de Moor again this year I can help by raising some money to enable St Luke’s to continue doing their excellent work.”

Andrew was one of many who not only braved the moorland mud, but also the longest route of the challenge (52km). Chris Mildren, Training Support Manager for Information Management and Technology (pictured below), also cycled the longest route.

He added: “It was a really challenging ride, alternating between road, muddy trails and some difficult rocky paths. Everyone was plastered in mud by the end, but that was part of the fun!”

Regular participant James Mills, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, works with the St Luke’s team based at Derriford Hospital on Level 8. He said: “We did it as part of a team. It was a challenging course but fun was had by all, and we got to talk to lots of other cyclists on the course.”

To find out more about the St Luke’s team at Derriford, visit https://www.stlukes-hospice.org.uk/st-lukes-at-derriford/

You can also read more about the Tour de Moor here: https://www.stlukes-hospice.org.uk/pr-tour-de-moor-cyclists-pledge-to-he...