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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year

Join influencer Amy by getting ‘On Yer Bike’ this February

A woman from south west London is calling on her fellow Londoners to join her for our annual On Yer Bike fundraising event.

For the third year, Instagrammer Amy Jones (@mimilouj), 35, is hosting a charity spinning class to raise funds towards research into brain tumours – the disease which took the life of her dear friend Phil Blackmore. Phil was diagnosed with a low-grade tumour in August 2016, at the age of 31. He died suddenly, just weeks later, on New Year’s Eve.

The spinathon will take place on Saturday 8 February at Digme Fitness in Fitzrovia, central London. The event will see up to 60 people join take part in a spinning class, pedalling in sync with each other and the music.

By signing up for this pedal-pounding national event, participants are funding vital research, as well as helping us to influence Government and larger charities to increase the national investment into research for brain tumours to £35 million per year.

On Yer Bike has been running since 2012, when it was launched by brain tumour patient Paul Halfpenny, from Derbyshire. Sadly, Paul passed away in 2014 but the event continued and now takes place nationwide.

Janice Wright, community fundraising manager for Brain Tumour Research in the London region, said: “Amy’s support for the charity is incredible. Despite dealing with the devastating loss of her friend to a brain tumour, she is determined to fundraise and improve outcomes for future patients. We hope she will inspire others and many more people will get on their bike this February, both in London and elsewhere in the UK.

Other locations for On Yer Bike include London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Edinburgh and Sheffield Go to for further details of how to join.

To donate to Amy’s fundraiser, go to

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