Hope Against Cancer announce an impressive send off for the Clogs and Cleats Cycle Ride to Amsterdam with Martin Johnson

Posted by pt91 at Sep 06, 2013 04:50 PM |
Charity ride from 7th – 11th September 2013 begins from University of Leicester hall of residence

Issued by Hope Against Cancer on 24 August 2013

As preparations for the 2013 Clogs and Cleats Cycle Ride to Amsterdam come to a close, Hope Against Cancer are delighted to announce that 55 riders including Martin Johnson CBE, will be officially greeted by Lady Jenny Gretton, the Bishop of Leicester, Deputy City Mayor Councillor Rory Palmer and Hope Against Cancer Chairman, Michael Turnbull, at the clock tower in Leicester’s city centre.

Following registration at Stamford Hall on Stoughton Drive South, the cyclists will make their way to the City Centre, arriving at the clock tower at 9.15am on the morning of 7th September.  With loud musical encouragement from the Thurmaston Marching Brass and following the official cutting of the starting ribbon by Lady Gretton, the cyclists will depart accompanied out of the city centre by Councillor Palmer.

The route will take in Cambridge, Amsterdam and Rotterdam finishing with a 110 mile stage from Hull to Leicester arriving back at Stamford Hall, Oadby, on Wednesday 11th September at 7.30pm.

“Our aim is to raise £75,000 which would fund a new cancer research project in one of Leicester’s Hospitals or Universities.  The cyclists and the support team have been training and fund raising hard and to date have raised over £51,000, so our target is looking like a real possibility.”  said Tim Hughes, Hope Against Cancer's cycle challenge organiser and cyclist.

This ambitious challenge is part of Hope’s 10th Anniversary Year. The charity was established in 2003 to raise funds to support local cancer research at the universities and hospitals in Leicester to directly benefit cancer patients in Leicestershire and Rutland.  It has currently raised in excess of £3 million and funded 30 research fellowships looking at a wide range of cancers including blood cancers, pancreatic, breast and bowel.

If anyone would like to support the cyclists individually or corporately, please visit the Clogs and Cleats Event on our website for details or contact Tim Hughes at the Hope offices.

If you would like to make a donation please visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ClogsandCleats. To find out more about Hope Against Cancer, please visit their website: www.hfcr.org or telephone the Hope offices 0116 2700101

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