Having successfully completed the 170-mile Way of the Roses coast2coast bike ride in 2013 Half Bike Heroes are back! A new, but maybe not improved line up, sees Martin Hughes and Richard Dawson join original members, James Godfrey and Paul Williams, as they tackle the Isle of Man 24 hour relay race.
Taking place on 26 & 27th September they will be seeing how many laps of the famous Isle of Man TT circuit they can complete on their fold-up commuter bikes.
Their dear friend Chris Hoyle continues to be their motivation as they sadly lost him in 2012 to a brain tumour. He was only 43 when this ruthless disease took hold.
The Brain Tumour Charity, the UK's leading brain tumour charitable organisation, is our chosen charity and here are some facts as to why they need your money:
· Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under the age of 40.
· Brain tumours reduce life expectancy by 20 years on average – the highest of any cancer.
· Over £500 million is spent on cancer research in the UK every year, yet less than 2% is spent on brain tumours.
· The Brain Tumour Charity does not receive any government or statutory funding and relies 100% on voluntary donations.
With your help we can help them fund even more lifesaving research to improve the prospects for people with brain tumours. Here is how your money can help:
· £25 can cover the cost of providing essential information needed by someone currently living with a brain tumour.
· £50 can contribute to the funding of a crucial Clinical Trials Co-ordinator – the person who sets the brain tumour clinical trial up, runs the patient recruitment and processes the critical data.
· £100 can fund one support group meeting for people living with a brain tumour and their families.
· £250 can pay for one day’s research to further the understanding of a brain tumour in order to provide more targeted treatments.
It doesn't matter whether you can afford to give £1 or £250, it all goes towards our target.
Thank you for your support.
Half Bike Heroes