Start Biking for Cancer on National Bike Week
As part of National Bike Week (15th -23rd June) members of staff from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) who are taking part in the Camrbridge to Norwich Bike Ride are urging others to get into the saddle and join them.
Six members of NNUH staff are also going the extra mile for cancer treatments in Norfolk when they will cycle from Norwich to Cambridge and then back again on 29th September 2013 as part of an effort to raise funds for the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal.
Anna Dugdale, Chief Executive at the NNUH said As really keen cyclist Im looking forward to this challenge in aid of great cause and National Bike Week is a great way to encourage others to get on their bike and sign up for the ride in September.”
Another of the riders, Jo Segasby, Director for the Women, Childrens and Cancer at the NNUH said “Biking is a passion of mine and I cycle into work most days but 154 miles in a day is going to be a real challenge for us all. We want to help raise money for the Targeted Radiotherapy appeal which will be of real benefit to the people of Norfolk.”
The ride is part of a larger charity event, which over 1000 people took part in last year. This is the third annual ride, covering the 77-mile route on a scenic route, starting on Coldhams Common in Cambridge and finishing at Earlham Park in Norwich.
All money raised from the event will go towards the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital via the NHS Foundation Trust Registered Charity.
The six riders are already training hard and their training will carry on right the way through the summer. The money raised by the ride would help treatment for certain kinds of cancer, including prostate cancer.
At the moment, patients have to travel to Cambridge or even London to receive treatment. Their training will step up a notch as a part of bike week and will continue to grow in intensity as the day draws closer.
Fundraising Manager Louise Cook added This bike ride is a massive chance to show what the charity is all about and what it does. It is also a great opportunity for people to get involved in the event as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. As this is bike week, I feel that its a great opportunity to promote the event and to encourage more people to get on their bikes.
If you are interested and would like more information, this is available online via www.bike-events.co.uk
For more information on the event, please contact the fundraising team on 01603 287107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org