Sign up to support BHF’s vital cause
I AM writing to call upon your readers to sign up for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) annual London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride on Saturday September 24 and help fight back against heart and circulatory disease, which is responsible for a quarter of all UK deaths.
There are currently around 628,000 people living with these conditions in London and it is responsible for close to 13,500 deaths each year.
The BHF is fighting back through its life saving research and to date BHF research has helped halve death rates from heart and circulatory disease over
the past 50 years, transforming treatments for heart attack to pioneering the surgical techniques that ensure most babies now survive congenital heart disease.
However there is still a long way to go. Across the UK there are seven million people living with these conditions, but thanks to the public’s generosity, the BHF can continue to fund essential research.
Last year, the amazing fundraisers who took on the 75-mile cycle challenge helped to raise around £300,000 for the BHF’s vital research into heart disease.
By signing up to the BHF’s London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride and conquering this popular event, the money you help raise will fund the BHF’s research to improve the lives of those affected by heart disease.
Registration is now open for Europe’s biggest charity mountainbike ride. This unique event takes riders through steep forest inclines to tricky technical descents, rocky paths and adrenaline-pumping single tracks.
It’s a ride suitable for cyclists of all abilities aged 16 and above.
Entry fees will be £35. Register at www.bhf.org.uk/l2boffroad or call the events team on 0845 130 8663. KATE MCCORMAK BHF Event Organiser