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I’d love to in­tro­duce Your Horse read­ers to Ride for Re­search, a com­mit­tee set up just over a year ago to raise money for Can­cer Re­search UK (CRUK). My ini­tial idea was to set up a lo­cal spon­sored ride to help my friend’s mum (Karen Lane) raise money for CRUK. Karen had al­ready raised more than £50,000 for CRUK and had a tar­get of £100,000. She has had her own bat­tle with can­cer and is a su­per strong sur­vivor, her story is in­cred­i­ble. The ‘lo­cal’ spon­sored ride I or­gan­ised soon turned into a na­tion­wide event. I thought, ‘why just or­gan­ise this my­self, why not have rid­ers all across the coun­try get­ting in­volved and hack­ing out on the same day?’. The idea be­hind the Ride for Re­search is that peo­ple can com­plete their ride wher­ever they like, and ride as far or as a short a dis­tance as they like. Rid­ers then take pho­tos, track their jour­ney with a track­ing app and up­load them to our Face­book page af­ter­wards. This sim­ple con­cept re­ally took off and more than 400 rid­ers took part, lots of raf­fle prizes were do­nated and an amaz­ing £21,721.00 raised. You can take a look at the pho­tos from all of the rid­ers on our web­site at www.ride­for­re­ With such suc­cess, it was re­ally a no-brainer to or­gan­ise a ride again for 2017, which will take place on Septem­ber 23 and 24. Peo­ple can find out more on­line at www.ride­for­re­ spon­sored-ride-2017 and also at www.face­­for­re­searchcruk Susie Baughan, Es­sex

Ride for Re­search is host­ing an­other ride on the 23 and 24 Septem­ber 2017

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