On yer bike for Radiotherapy in Swindon!

Posted: June 14, 2016

Sign up for the annual Brighter Futures ride

Ride for Radiotherapy 2016 300In celebration of national Bike Week (11-19 June) Brighter Futures is calling on local cycling enthusiasts to sign up to the challenge of a lifetime and cycle 30, 70 or 100 miles in support of the Radiotherapy Appeal.

Ride for Radiotherapy will take place on Sunday 11 September with all routes taking cyclists around the scenic countryside of Wiltshire, starting and finishing at the Great Western hospital, the site planned for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's new radiotherapy unit.

The 70 mile ride mirrors the 70 mile journey cancer patients currently have to make to Oxford for radiotherapy treatment, in the absence of a more local option.

The rides cost between £22.50 and £25 to enter and cyclists are asked to raise at least £100 towards the Radiotherapy Appeal.

All participants will be rewarded with a medal and certificate and the Brighter Futures Team will be providing food, drink and lots of encouragement en-route.

All money raised will go towards the £2.9 million needed to fund specialist equipment that will be at the heart of a new Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust radiotherapy unit on the Great Western Hospital site.

Bike Week is an annual opportunity to show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life.

It aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends.

Brighter Futures celebrated the first anniversary of its Radiotherapy Appeal on 28 May and has raised £2,000 every day since the appeal, with £722,000 raised so far.

To sign up for Ride for Radiotherapy

Visit  www.entrycentral.com/rideforradiotherapy or contact Brighter Futures on 01793 605631.

Find out more about the work of Brighter Futures, and how you can support the charity, on the Brighter Futures website

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