Fund-raisers urged to jump in the saddle to support Cancer Research UK - The Leamington Observer

Fund-raisers urged to jump in the saddle to support Cancer Research UK

Laura Kearns 8th Aug, 2020 Updated: 8th Aug, 2020   0

FUND-RAISING locals are being urged to jump in the saddle in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Supporters of all ages and abilities can choose how and when to clock up 300 miles on a bike in September to support the charity and raise money.

People can go out for bike rides with the family or those working from home can clock up the miles on an indoor exercise bike.

Cancer research Warwickshire spokeswoman Jane Redman said: “Cycle 300 is the perfect opportunity to combine all the benefits of cycling, the thrill of a physical challenge and the fantastic sense of achievement from raising money for a great cause, all at the same time.

“It is a great fundraising challenge because you can choose how, when and where to do it, to fit in with your lifestyle and commitments.  Every mile counts, whether you choose long rides through the rolling countryside or clocking up miles on an exercise bike in front of the TV.

“Crucially, anyone who signs up to Cycle 300 and raises money, will be helping to get Cancer Research UK’s vital research back on track after the impact of the pandemic.”

Each year in Warwickshire and the West Midlands around 31,600 are diagnosed with cancer.

Jane added: “COVID-19 put so much of our research on pause, leaving us facing a crisis where every day and every pound counts.

“We will never stop striving to create better treatments. But we can’t do it alone. That’s why we are encouraging as many people as possible to sign up to Cycle 300 and use pedal power to help research move forward.”

Visit to sign up.

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