December 18 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Cyclists have been urged to sign up to a charity ride to help support a Norfolk hospital’s appeal to ensure that more cancer patients are treated locally.
The third Cambridge to Norwich event will take place next month to raise funds for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal.
The NHS trust launched the £600,000 appeal last year to create new facilities to provide more brachytherapy treatments - a type of radiotherapy to treat some prostate, lung, colon and oesophageal cancers.
With a month to go, organisers are calling on supporters to join the event, which starts at Coldham’s Common, Cambridge, on the morning of Sunday, September 29 and will finish at Earlham Park, Norwich.
Organisers are hoping that around 1,000 cyclists will take part in the 77 mile cycle ride, which will be held on rural roads.
Louise Cook, fundraising manager for the NNUH, said the cycle ride was one of the hospital’s biggest fundraising events of the year.
“It is not just about fundraising, it is really good for health and wellbeing and it is challenging people to be active. Even if you are a novice, you have time to train and it is not a race. You can take your time and it is a lovely country route,” she said.
Former Norwich High School for Girls pupil Victoria Williamson, who was a bronze medallist in the World Track Championships earlier this year, is set to start the event, which will begin between 7.30am and 9.30am.
Anna Dugdale, chief executive of the NNUH, is set to cycle from Norwich to Cambridge and back again on the day.
To register, visit www.bike-events.co.uk or for more information, call 01603 287107 or email email@example.com