3000 expected on London to Cambridge ride and there are still places

Join Breakthrough Beast Cancer's cycling team

by Kevin Emery   July 23, 2009  

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3,000 riders will tackle this Sunday's Breakthrough Breast Cancer ride from London to Cambridge- and there is still time for you to sign up and do it too. Last year the 60 mile ride radised £185,000 for the fight against breast cancer, and organisers are hoping to smash that total.

Leah Mates, events assistant for Breakthrough Breast Cancer is convinced it can be done due to the number of riders taking part.

She said: “We’ve already got 3,200 booked in and then we obviously don’t know how many more will register on the day. We had 500 last year so it is a huge increase.”

The annual ride is a fun day out and an easy going route for riders of all levels and abilities, with refreshment and rest stops along the way.

Riders will be able to enjoy the beautiful countryside from Pickett’s Local, Lea Valley to Mdsummer Common in the heart of Cambridge – the perfect place for friends and family to cheer you across the finishing line.

There will be prizes up for grabs for the top fundraisers and an engraved team cup for the top fundraising team.

And among the participants are around a dozen young offenders, aged between 15-18, who are working with Cambridgeshire County Council’s Youth Offending Service.

Participants should arrive at Midsummer Common by 6am and they will be taken to the start at Enfield.

Registration is £18 on the day or £16 in advance and you can enter on line at www.breakthrough.org.uk, telephone Breakthrough on 020 7025 2474 or email cycling@breakthrough.org.uk for an entry form.