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Ride the Ridgeway Rouleur Sportive with Melanoma Focus

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Kassam Stadium (opp)

Grenoble Road

Oxford

OX4 4XP

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Calling All Cyclists...

JOIN US and help raise money to beat melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

The Ridgeway Rouleur Sportive has cycling routes for all with 87, 52 and 34 mile options. You'll cycle through the best of Oxfordshire's stunning rolling countryside, picturesque villages and iconic landscapes. The Ridgeway is Britain's oldest road and the route is steeped in history. It presents a mixed terrain allowing you to give your all whilst enjoying the ride for the scenery it offers.

SIGN UP to ride the Ridgeway Rouleur Sportive through Melanoma Focus:

Our £32 sign up fee includes:

  • The event entrance fee
  • FREE Melanoma Focus cycling top
  • Your pledge to raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship money. We'll send you a fundraising pack full of hints and tips to help get you started
  • Full information on the event logistics, facilities and timings
  • Support from the Melanoma Focus team
  • A well-earned post ride feed
  • A Melanoma Focus winner's medal
Please note there's a small processing fee that get's added to the sign up fee. We hope you don't mind.

We'll support you all the way:

Taking part in the Melanoma Focus challenges always has a great supportive team atmosphere. A number of our Trustees will be taking part and their passion for the cause is sure to motivate the rest of the field. It's a great environment for you to achieve something new.

The event includes:

Mechanical support, medical support, insurance, food stops, electronic chip timing, web results, pick up wagons, bike wash, photos, massage and more...

Why Ride for Melanoma Focus?

Melanoma is the 5th most common cancer in the UK and its incidence is increasing. In the last decade melanoma rose by 67% in females and 51% in males (Cancer Research UK). There are over 15,000 cases each year in the UK and it is the most common form of cancer in young adults.

Melanoma Focus is the leading national charity for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer

  • Through our Patient Impact Programme we commission and fund melanoma research of all kinds, including tissue-based research and patient-related studies
  • We run the Melanoma Helpline to support anyone in the UK with questions or concerns about melanoma
  • We provide accessible information about melanoma to the general public, especially patients and carers
  • We make educational and networking resources available to clinicians, scientists and nurses
  • We are working with Hospital Trusts in gathering data about melanoma cases to form a national Melanoma Database
  • Each year we host the main UK 'Focus on Melanoma' Meeting as well as the highly regarded Regional Meeting series
  • We take part in UK-wide campaigns and information programmes

Every penny raised on behalf of Melanoma Focus helps make progress against melanoma

FAQs

How does registration work?

When you sign up to ride the Ridgeway Rouleur Sportive through Melanoma Focus and pay your fee, the charity will co-ordinate registration on your behalf, placing a group registration with UK Cycling Events. Melanoma Focus will send you all the relevant information needed for you to take part in the challenge.

Is there an Early Bird rate through Melanoma Focus?

  • Early Bird rate is £32 before 2 April 2018
  • After 2 April 2018 sign up will be £40/rider

Data Protection

Terms and conditions apply to this event and signing up indicates your consent to our contacting you with information relevant to your participation and fundraising. We also ask you to provide emergency contact details for your own safety. You can view Terms and Conditions at UK Cycling Events.

All riders take part in the cycle challenge entirely at their own risk. It is not a race.

Where can I stay before the event?

The Holiday Inn Express Oxford (tel 01865 780888, reservations@expressoxford.com) is conveniently located for this event and we have a number of rooms held at discounted rate until 1 March 2018. Please contact jane@melanomafocus.com for the block booking code if you would like to make a reservation. Rooms are £75/night for a single, twin or double and inclusive of breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi and VAT.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All riders under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Valid ID will be requested on the day.

How fit do I need to be to take part?

If you have cycled before and have good overall fitness, with a special 10 week training plan you should be ready to take on the 87 or 52 mile route and complete it in good time. If it's a few years since you got on a bike, then now is the time to get back on! With the 10 week beginner's training plan you'll be on track to take on the 34 mile route and earn that Winner's medal.

What do I need to take?

  • Your bike, well maintained and fit for the ride
  • A cycling helmet that meets safety standards (see terms and conditions)
  • Your FREE Melanoma Focus cycling top provided by us!

What happens if I need support?

You will be given a number to call if you need either technical or medical assistance. Vehicles are never far away.

How much money do I need to raise?

By signing up to ride the Ridgeway Rouleur Sportive through Melanoma Focus you pledge to raise a minimum of £250 for the charity. We will send you a fundraising pack and lots of ideas to get you going. You'll find it's easy to do and we'll provide you with hints and tips before and after the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email jane@melanomafocus.com

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Kassam Stadium (opp)

Grenoble Road

Oxford

OX4 4XP

United Kingdom

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