On Yer Bike for Brain Tumour Research - Saturday 25th February 2017
It's time to get On Yer Bike for Brain Tumour Research!
We're calling for supporters across the UK to take part in this national spinathon event! On Yer Bike is being held in partnership with the UK's leading budget gym chain, Xercise4Less (X4L), and you can take part in any of their gyms nationwide.
No X4L gym near you? Events can take place at anytime, anywhere and for any duration. You can host your spinathon in a gym of your choice or even at home on an exercise bike.
Lead or join a team
We are looking for people to lead a team of spinners or simply pledge an hour of sponsored spinning at their local gym - or on their excercsie bike at home even - to help raise funds to support vital research at our UK Centres of Excellence.
Please contact Carol Robertson, Head of Community Fundraising, on 07817 878407 or email email@example.com to express your interest in becoming a team leader or joining an event.
A full list of gyms taking part can be seen here.
Get your family and friends involved with your fundraising by creating a JustGiving page -- click here to get started!
Celebrity support for On Yer Bike
We're delighted to have the impressive support of Jacqui Oatley MBE backing
On Yer Bike this year.
Jacqui, the first female commentator of BBC’s Match of the Day, said: “Brain Tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease."
"Brain tumours are indiscriminate and can affect anyone at any time. I am challenging people to step up and get pedalling, this is a fun event with a serious message and everyone taking part will be helping to make a difference.”
“It’s a great opportunity to think about getting fit and what better motivation could there be than supporting such a deserving cause.”
Inspired by Paul Halfpenny
The original On Yer Bike event was organised by passionate supporters Paul and Jen Halfpenny from Glossop in Derbyshire.
Paul was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010 and immediately started chemo and radiotherapy treatment. This was initially successful and thanks also to his inspiring and unwavering positivity, Paul continued to live a stable, happy life for another three years.
In 2013 however, the chemotherapy regime was no longer effective and Paul sadly passed away on 20th June 2014 after what was described as “a heroic four-and-a-half-year battle” against a brain tumour.
Paul’s wife, Jen, held a special On Yer Bike 2015 in memory of Paul and, combined with the previous two years, raised tens of thousands of pounds to support brain tumour research, helping to improve outcomes for others affected by this devastating disease.
Read Paul's full story, as written by Jen.