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Cyclists Get Back in the Saddle

Cyclists from across the region have saddled up once again for Cycle of Hope, raising a massive £20,000. The annual event saw a total of 87 people cycle through Merseyside and West Lancashire to help raise funds for our vital work.

Cylists on the day

Featuring a choice of two routes – 60km and 60 miles-long – the Cycle of Hope has become a staple in North West Cancer Research’s calendar for the last three years, with more than £80,000 having been raised to date.

Among those taking part was a team of researchers from Lancaster University who collectively raised over £700 in sponsorship.

Andrew Fielding, Senior Lecturer in cancer research at the university, was joined by colleagues from the Department of Biomedical and Life Sciences to complete the cycle. The team are currently working on a breast cancer project, developing new treatments for triple negative breast cancer.

Andrew said: “The charity supports a lot of research in our department, and at Lancaster University more widely, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to give something back.

“It was a fantastic day riding together through the lanes of Merseyside and Lancashire and, although some of the steep hills were certainly challenging, we’d trained in the run up to the event and we were able to power through.

“We’re already looking forward to next year’s event and are hoping to recruit more of the team to take part with us!”