Have you been inspired by watching the Tour de France or taking part in Ride London? Cancer Research UK is calling on cyclists from across the UK to take part in its Cycle 300 Challenge this September to help raise crucial funds for its vital research.
As it its name suggests, the Cycle 300 challenge is to cycle a total of 300 miles over the course of September and raise money through sponsorship.
The beauty of the Cycle 300 challenge is that you are completely in control and can cycle the distance however you choose. It’s up to you – whether you cycle a little every day, 75 miles over each weekend, or even cover the lot in one go, for the ultimate challenge. You can also choose to do it alone or with a cycling buddy or two. If you’re training for other big events, the challenge can complement your training programme, whilst simultaneously giving you a sense of achievement in raising funds for a worthy cause.
Clare Hyde, Health Information Officer at Cancer Research UK, said:
“Taking on the Cycle 300 challenge is a great way to build your fitness and complement your training programme, and you’ll be helping to raise funds in the process that help support the vital work of Cancer Research UK.
“Cycling is brilliant exercise, and, if you’re doing a lot, can protect against a range of diseases – including cancer.”
Last September saw the first Cycle 300 Challenge for Cancer Research UK, which was a great success, and the charity is hoping that this year’s challenge will be even more popular. The money raised will fund Cancer Research UK’s ground-breaking research into more than 200 types of cancer. Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years. Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
To sign up and find helpful tips on how to prepare for your challenge and fundraising ideas, please visit: www.cruk.org/cycle300
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