Time for a challenge!

Sign up and cycle 300 miles throughout September to raise money for Cancer Research UK

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 funds through sponsorship. The beauty of Cycle 300 is that you are completely in control and can cycle the distance however you choose. Whether you cycle 10 miles every day through commuting and errands, 75 miles over each weekend, or for the ultimate challenge, all in one go – it’s up to you. You could also give a few spinning classes a go at your local fitness centre to make up any extra miles.

If you’re not sure how to track your mile count, there are plenty of free mobile phone apps you can download such as Strava, MapMyRide or even Google Maps.

Cycling has many health benefits – the most obvious of which is physical fitness. Depending on your weight and how hard you’re pushing yourself, you could burn roughly between 400 to 750 calories per hour of cycling. Not only does the challenge help people keep a healthy weight and enjoy getting fitter, but being active can also boost your mood. Other potential benefits of taking on the challenge include a sense of achievement, raising money for Cancer Research UK and having a reason to get out and explore new places during one of the loveliest months of the year.  You can take part on your own, or make it more social by challenging family, friends and colleagues to join you.

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 for your free fundraising pack, as well as helpful tips on how to prepare for the challenge, please visit: www.cruk.org/cycle300

Watch a video about the Cycle 300 challenge on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2M7XXqo

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