Breast Cancer Care is calling on cyclists to take part in the OVO Energy Tour Ride in Suffolk on Sunday 1 July 2018 to raise funds for the charity.

The OVO Energy Tour Ride supporting Breast Cancer Care is inspired by Stage One of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, which returns to Suffolk in 2018. It gives cycling fans the perfect opportunity to ride along the same roads as Olympic and world champions, and top professionals.

The Tour Ride will start and finish in Southwold, and give members of the public the chance to ride either 30 or 80 miles across largely flat terrain.

For just £15, men and women of all levels of experience can enjoy a great day of cycling while fundraising on behalf of Breast Cancer Care. And the benefits don’t stop there – regular exercise, such as cycling, may help to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.

The official charity partner of the Women’s Tour, Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity providing care, support and information for the 62,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer every year. The charity is aiming to raise over £86,000 through its partnership and involvement in the event.

Claire Pulford, Head of Events at Breast Cancer Care said: “As someone who grew up in Suffolk, I am particularly pleased that Breast Cancer Care will be charity partner for the Women’s Tour for a second year, bringing cycling to the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

“More than 500 people in Suffolk will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year* and the funds raised from the Tour Ride will help our charity continue to support and make a positive difference to these people and the lives of the thousands of people facing breast cancer in the UK. 

“Please do get on your bike and join us for a fun sporting challenge on 1 July to support Breast Cancer Care. It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular cyclist or haven’t looked at your bike in ten years – we will support you all the way.”

Commenting on the event, Mick Bennett, Race Director of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour said: The ride will give cycling fans the opportunity to ride through the beautiful Suffolk countryside and experience the same roads that the professionals have graced in the Women’s Tour.  It is a fantastic opportunity for people to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Care, so we would encourage people to sign-up and pledge their support.”

The OVO Energy Tour Ride supporting Breast Cancer  Care takes place on Sunday 1 July, three weeks on from the opening stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Britain’s leading female cycle race and round of the UCI Women’s WorldTour.

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*Breast cancer figures in Suffolk taken from the National Cancer Intelligence Network.