We will be attempting to ride 10,000 miles in March to raise money for Cyclists Fighting Cancer!

Unfortunately there are very few who haven’t been affected in one way or another by cancer and it’s even more heart-breaking to see when it’s a child who is suffering.

Approximately 2,400 children and young people up to the age of 18 are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK, and Cyclists Fighting Cancer have been working tirelessly since 2005 to help families along this difficult journey.

Donating to Cyclists Fighting Cancer allows the charity to provide brand new lightweight bikes, tandems and specially adapted trikes to children and young people living with (and beyond) cancer throughout the UK. We’re a company full of keen cyclists who know all too well the relief that life on two wheels can bring, so we felt this was a more than worthy cause to align with.

Balfe’s Bikes Company Founder and CEO, Richard Balfe says “We are delighted to be able to support such an excellent cause, and hope our efforts will go towards not only raising funds for the charity, but raising overall awareness of what they do too. We know all too well the mental and physical benefits of riding a bicycle, and hope to enable the charity to help more children than ever navigate their cancer journey.”

Follow along on our social media channels and #balfesbikes10k

Our fundraising will take place on our Just Giving page, with collection boxes also being posted at the counter of each of our 12 stores. All types of cycling, including turbo training/Zwift etc will count and mileage will be tracked on Strava. Give our social media pages a follow to keep up with the journey!

You can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About Cyclists Fighting Cancer:

Approximately 2,400 children and young people (up to, and including the age of 18) are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK. Cyclists Fighting Cancer are passionate about helping all of these families along this difficult journey and since the charity began in 2005 have awarded over 8,000 bikes and trikes to children and families in need.

More info can be found here.

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