The University of Manchester Cycling club riding for Charity

We want to say a huge thanks and well done to our friends at The University of Manchester Cycling Club. Last Thursday members of the club undertook a gruelling 24 hour stationary cycle challenge on Oxford Road in the City Centre. Yes you are reading that correctly, cycling for 24 hours, outside, in Manchester, in winter! We think that takes some dedication!

Members of the homes4u and Maggie’s team visited the club during their challenge to offer moral support, and in my case energy supplies, with two big bags full of crisps and chocolate, you know only the healthy stuff. It helped to get them over the line though, along with a kindly donated fridge of red bull and a speaker system blasting out the motivational tunes.

It is the second year running that the club have taken up the 24 hour challenge, all to raise money for our common partner charity, Maggie’s Centres. Maggie’s Centres are located across the UK and provide practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. The Charity opened its first Greater Manchester centre at The Christie Hospital in Withington in April. Designed by local architect Sir Norman Foster the centre was recently crowned as Greater Manchester Building of the Year at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Property & Construction Annual Awards Ceremony 2016. You can read more about it here

Work is currently underway on the regions second Maggie’s centre which is due to open in Oldham in Summer 2017. Maggie’s rely on donations to be able to offer the fantastic care and support levels to those undergoing treatment for cancer and their friends and family. Every penny raised goes towards helping support and grow the charity and their services.

Just short of £300 was donated on the day and the Clubs just giving page is currently at 65% of their £1000 target. To support this very worthy cause and help say well done to the club for completing their challenge, head along to their Just Giving page