Young patients take on cyber cycle challenge for
04 May 2012
Patients on The Christie's teenage cancer unit
clocked up an impressive 52 miles on a cyber cycle
challenge of Manchester city centre, raising valuable
funds for the unit.
Anna Mann, Rowena Finn, Nicola Chesman, Ryan
Bartlett and Lucia Pasqualino
The patients got to saddle up and have a sneak peak
of the upcoming Great Manchester Cycle route taking
place on Saturday 4th June. The urban view
of the route was shown virtually on a screen hooked up
to the bike so cyclists could take in the sights of
Mancunian Way, the Lowry and Old Trafford.
The patients were also keen to get on the bikes to
reap the benefits of exercise.
Ryan Bartlett, from
Salford, 24, said:
"It's good to get the heart pumping. I'm normally
very sporty so doing the Cyber Cycle, even though I'm
having chemotherapy at the moment, is a great way for me
to feel fit and healthy. Our team cycled the furthest
distance possible so we are really pleased with
Jenny Haskey, head of corporate fundraising and
sporting events at The Christie charity, said: "The Cyber Cycle Challenge was a fantastic way for
our young patients to do physical exercise during their
treatment, as well as to see how the Great Manchester
Cycle will look in a month's time. Mancunian Way has
never looked so impressive - and quiet!"
Smoothie Making via pedal power!
All the funds raised from the event go back into the
teenage unit and donations can be made via the teams'
donation page: www.justgiving.com/Team-ChristieYOU
Register for the cycling event in aid of The Christie
visit the Great Manchester Cycle website (http://www.greatcycle.org/).
Anyone who has already signed up and would like to
support The Christie, contact the events team on 0161 446 3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.