Golfers’ cycling challenge to tee up funds for Against Breast Cancer
A group of golfers are swapping their clubs for bikes to cycle 200 miles to help raise funds for Oxfordshire-based charity Against Breast Cancer.
Starting in the early hours of Saturday, 6th April, five intrepid golfers and their support team will ride from Royal Lytham St Anne’s in Lancashire to Woburn Golf Club in Buckinghamshire, giving themselves just two days to complete the challenge before sunset the next day.
The Las Ratas de Grendon golf society raise money each year for the charity through their annual golf tour to Spain and this year decided to add the cycling challenge finishing the day before they fly off.
Team member Neil McCrorie says: “There will be five of us riding, ranging from ages of 29 to 59 with a wide range of cycling experience so it will be a difficult challenge for us.”
The team have already raised £1,400 before they set off or embark on their golf tour. Over the years they have donned fancy dress while on tour, surprising many generous members of the public.
Fellow rider Michael Vaill says: “It’s going to be tough but nothing compared to the challenge that so many have to battle against every day. Riding in memory of our mums, wives and family members who have been lost to this terrible disease.”
Against Breast Cancer raises vital funds for research into the secondary spread, the main cause of breast cancer deaths.
Breast cancer is the most common form of the disease in the UK with more than 55,000 women diagnosed every year.
Las Rats de Grendon have set a target of £2,000 for the ride.
Sponsor them at www.justgiving/fundraising/las-ratas-de-grendon-golf-society