CUWBC swaps boats for bikes in aid of Cancer Research UK.

In June 2016 Ed Hallam, CUWBC’s friend and Strength & Conditioning Coach passed away after a short fight with an aggressive and rare cancer. The CUWBC family was devastated and dedicated the following season to his memory.

You will share our pride that we represent our university in the Boat Races with Cancer Research UK as title sponsors – we are trying to excel at a sport we love whilst helping to raise awareness of important medical research. A recent visit to the CRUK research laboratories in Cambridge gave us an opportunity to meet those working at the coal face of the fight against cancer. With your support, last year we raised over £4000 to support the vital work of CRUK.

On Sunday 30th July, five CUWBC athletes will cycle the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100, in support of Cancer Research UK. This 100-mile challenge is no gentle cycle in the park. The CUWBC team will be 5 of 25,000 amateur cyclists, taking on a route similar to that of the 2012 Olympic Road Races. They will even have the opportunity to ride over Chiswick and Putney Bridge, affording a view of the river the oarswomen will not be used to! If you would like to follow the team on the day, the BBC will televise parts of the event live on Sunday 30th July 2017, and you can track their progress through the RideLondon website.

If you would like to find out more about our challenge, please click here.

And of course, if there are other CUWBC alumni taking part please come and find us and say hello – we would be delighted to see you there!

For more information regarding this event please contact Tricia Smith at [email protected].