Are you looking for a challenge to keep you on your bike as the glorious summer of 2018 fades into memory? Cancer Research UK is calling on cyclists from across the UK to take part in its latest cycling challenge this September to help raise crucial funds for its vital research.
The challenge is to cycle a total of 300 miles over the course of September and raise money through sponsorship.
The beauty of Cycle 300 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 this 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 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.
To sign up and find helpful tips on how to prepare for your challenge and fundraising ideas, please visit:www.cruk.org/cycle300