London to Cambridge sponsored ride

This article was published in 2003, in Newsletter 48.

The well-known annual 50-mile bike ride from London to Cambridge to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer is on 27 July this year. The organisers tell us it will be a fabulous day with an easy-going route winding through the Cambridgeshire countryside. The ride starts at Waltham Abbey in the River Lee Country Park and finishes at Midsummer Common in Cambridge. There are plenty of refreshment stops along the route and at the finish you can relax and soak up the festival atmosphere. Friends and family are welcome to join in cheering you on at the finishing line where they can enjoy the entertainment, music and refreshments. Marshals, first aid, mechanics and pick up vehicles will be on hand all the way. Around 4,000 cyclists raised £180,000 in 2002.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a charity committed to fighting breast cancer through research and awareness and has established the UK’s first dedicated breast cancer research centre, in partnership with the Institute of Cancer Research. Breakthrough campaigns for policies that support breast cancer research and a pioneering approach to breast cancer services in the UK. For more information about the work of Breakthrough visit or call 020 7405 5111.

Ford Motor Company, sponsors of the bike ride for the fourth year running, have promised an additional £20 for every £100 raised in sponsorship money, up to £35,000.