Riding to diagnose cancer earlier

Riding to diagnose cancer earlier

Over 530 people registered to take part in the second annual Ride 4 Frimley cycle sportive on Sunday 27 September.

More than 40 cyclists participated in memory of a loved one who was lost to breast cancer and one intrepid cyclist completed the 50 mile ride after having a lung removed in 2014. Over 65 teams took part: ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Comfortably Numb’, ‘Zoe Doesn’t Cycle’ and the ‘Lindford Clubbers’ to name but a few!

The 11, 26 and 50 mile routes all proved very popular with cyclists and as of October they have fundraised an incredible £20,000. Many had very personal reasons for taking part.

 

Here’s what some of the cyclists said about their reasons for taking part in Ride Frimley:

“I have had recent breast care at Frimley Park and I want to support the cause as a thank you.”

“I’m doing this with my son as their step mum has just recovered from breast cancer. My son asked to do this, I was so moved, very proud, and I want to be there every pedal of the way to support him.”

“I’m a Frimley Park gastro patient. The hospital has had a profound and positive impact on my well-being over the last two years. I want to give something back.”

“Frimley Park has been very good to my family, saving the life of my youngest daughter.”

Assistant fundraising manager Nick Le Resche said:

“The ride saw the local community turn out in record numbers to support local cancer patients. Our sincere thanks go to principal sponsors Wise and Co, accountants in Farnham, the Parkside private patients suite at Frimley Park, and Pirbright Village Primary School. Also to Geared Up Cycles from Ash Vale and event co-organisers Ride Euro. Without their help we wouldn’t be able to hold the event. Not to mention the 30 volunteers who spent their Sunday morning ensuring everything went smoothly!”

 

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