10-May-2013 11:00:00

100km London to Cambridge BMX Ride for Children with Cancer Charity

Posted by Emily Hodges on 10-May-2013 11:00:00
Emily Hodges

 

Asite is excited to be supporting CEO Tony Ryan, as he and his fellow cyclists (Lee Madden, Gary Tucker, Dave Hall, Richard Cowley, Mark Price) take on the London to Cambridge Moonriders 100km bike challenge on May 10th

 

This however, is not your everyday bike ride. Tony and his team will be riding the entire distance on BMX bikes, a popular children’s bike in aid of CLIC Sargent the Children with Cancer Charity.


The ride will take them through the local towns and villages for a gruelling 10 hours as they navigate their way under the stars towards the finish line in Cambridge. 

Tony adds: ’We are a group of grown men attempting to ride children's bikes from London to Cambridge in the dark for an immensely important cause; our future generations health and right to life. CLIC Sargent are doing amazing work helping children and young people with cancer and their families with the trauma of diagnosis, the often long journey through treatment and continues to support them afterwards. Every day 10 families are told that their child has cancer. Diagnosis often comes as a shock. Treatment usually starts straightaway and can last up to three years. CLIC Sargent is there with clinical, practical and emotional support, every step of the way.’

The team hope to raise as much money as possible to help the CLIC Sargent for Children with Cancer charity continue giving the much needed support to children and their families during treatment, and to ultimately save childrens lives.  

You can help support a worthy cause by clicking here. In the meantime, 'Good luck with the training Team Tony, we're rooting for you!'


Additional information from CLIC Sargent:

In the UK around 1,500-1,700 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed each year in children 0-15 years. Of this number 50% of the children diagnosed will be under five years old.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer it can seem like normal life stops and a different journey begins.

It’s a journey that tests families physically, emotionally, socially and financially.

 

To be told that a child has cancer comes as a terrible shock. Yet to know that 8 out of 10 children now survive cancer may offer some kind of comfort and reassurance to families.
Thanks to research into treatment and causes, the outlook is now one of hope, forward thinking and positive outcomes. 


Visit the CLIC Sargent website to learn more about how you can help.