Get on your bike to Blackpool

Press release posted 24 May 2019

The Christie charity is hoping this year’s Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride can become the biggest yet and is encouraging as many people as possible to sign up and raise funds for the specialist cancer centre.

Taking place for the 28th time on Sunday July 7th, around 3500 eager cyclists will be riding the 60 miles from MediacityUK to Blackpool promenade in a bid to raise as much money as possible to help improve cancer services in the region.

 Last year’s event raised more than £200,000 for The Christie charity and organisers are hoping to raise even more this year.  Christie sporting events officer Josh Hughff said: “Manchester to Blackpool is one of our best supported events of the year and it’s a really fun day out, suitable for families and cycling enthusiasts alike. Whether you already cycle regularly or fancy taking up a new challenge to get fit, it’s a really fun way to get on your bike and raise funds for our cause at the same time.”

To sign up for the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride visit www.christies.org/blackpool for more information.

The Christie charity supports the work of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust through its fundraising activities, and delivers projects, equipment and improvements that are over and above what the NHS funds. The charity has more than 50,000 supporters who helped raise £13.9m last year. 

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked ‘Outstanding’ by the health regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which referred to it as ‘exceptional’ and ‘a leader in its field’. It not only commended the Trust for its effectiveness and care, but highlighted its work in shaping the future of cancer care and noted the reach and influence of its clinical research projects. The CQC also rated The Christie the best specialist trust in the country, and one of the top three trusts overall in England.

For more information please contact:

Louise Dobson
Communications officer
Tel: 0161 446 8619
Email: louise.dobson@christie.nhs.uk