The 99.9 kilometre Charity Bike Challenge!

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is urging all budding cyclists across Norfolk to join their annual bike ride on 31st August 2014, to raise money for the hospital charity.

This year the NNUH 99.9 Sportive offers a choice of two circular routes (99.9 km/60 miles or 48 km/30 miles) through the quiet leafy lanes and charming villages of southern Norfolk. It is expected to be a wonderful day out with full back up and feed stations for cyclists, followed by a fun day for all the family at the start and finish line in Earlham Park, Norwich.

Participation in this event will help fund important equipment and facilities for cancer patients in the region, as £12 from every entry fee will go direct to the NNUH Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal. Participants can also raise additional sponsorship and can choose any hospital department or ward to benefit from those donations, including the neonatal intensive care unit, cardiology and stroke departments, or many others.

Louse Cook, Fundraising Manager for NNUH, says: “With entry costing just £26, why not ride for a reason and help NNUH improve the lives of cancer patients in our region.”

Radio Norwich 99.9 is the media supporter for the event and will promoting the bike ride. Chris Marston from Radio Norwich 99.9 Drivetime will be at Earlham Park with their Roadrunners on 31st August. For a second year running intu Chapelfield is supporting the bike ride by sponsoring the medals for all the participants.

Register now on the British Cycling website or go to for further details

Notes to Editors

Money raised from the entry fees will go towards the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal which needs to raise £600,000 to provide facilities to deliver a new type of radiotherapy for patients with prostate and other types of cancer at the NNUH. Brachytherapy reduces the number of treatments required for prostate cancer and will mean patients can receive treatment locally rather than travelling to Cambridge or London.

For more information about the event, please contact the fundraising team on 01603 287107 or email

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 02:00:16 PM