The Island Cycle Challenge
Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June 2024

  • 200-mile circular cycle from Redhill to the Isle of Wight in 2 or 3 days
  • Includes ferry, hotel accommodation and support
  • Free bespoke cycle shirt and medal
  • Free training rides

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Join us for a beautiful and rewarding 2 or 3 day cycle challenge from Redhill to the Isle of Wight and back. The route takes in all that’s best about the Island – winding through villages with thatched houses and over the chalk downs that make this route unique.

The ride is suitable for all abilities and we offer free training rides and guidance on all aspects on cycling. We will ensure you gain all the skills you need to make this an event to remember.


3 day (7-9 June) £345*
2 day (8-9 June) £230*

* Early Bird price – book before 31 December 2023

Cost includes ferry, hotel accommodation, support, bespoke cycle shirt and medal.


Join our free training cycle rides – whether you are taking part in a YMCA Challenge or not!

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our free training. Not only will it ensure you are fully prepared and help you build mileage for your challenge, but it will give you an opportunity to meet fellow challengers and the rest of the team. We advise you to do as much as you can in addition to our training programme – the more you do, the more you will really enjoy your experience!

Our cycling training rides are free and all are welcome, even if you are not taking part in an event. So feel free to bring family and friends with you.

Fundraising - help the Y-Bus take to the road!

All money raised from 2024 challenge events will go towards our Life Change Fund set up to help transform young lives in East Surrey.

This year, we are aiming to fund a new ‘Y-Bus’ – a mobile youth club on wheels to reach young people in areas where there is little or no youth provision. Our trained YMCA youth workers will use the bus to provide an informal setting for activities and discussion, as well as provide signposting to other services if needed.

The entry fee purely covers the cost of the event and our minimum sponsorship for this event is £500pp to help the Y-Bus take to the road and transform young lives in East Surrey.

If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download an official sponsorship form. Alternatively, you can make a donation to YMCA East Surrey towards the Life Change Fund.

Read more about our tips on fundraising or speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help you with ideas.

Find out more

To find out more, please get in touch with the Challenge Events team.

T 01737 779979