The Prostate Cancer Research Centre is looking for keen bike enthusiast to ride from Paris to Geneva over six days. This awesome challenge will start in late September 2010 and the last leg of the journey follows part of the tour du France route. Prostate cancer is the UK's most commonly diagnosed male cancer yet very little (by comparison of other diseases) research is taking place in order to find a cure. If you would like to have the time of your life whilst raising funds for an extremely noble cause get in touch!
020 7679 9595
registered charity number 802545
Entries are now open:
London2Bournemouth Cycle Sun 12th September 2010 (previously advertised for 11th July 2010)
A 118 mile Cycle Challenge from Wimbledon, London to Bournemouth.
Challenging and scenic road route thruough the North & South Downs & the New Forest.
Start location: Wimbledon Park, Home Park Road. London SW19 7HX
Start time: 08:00am
The entry fee is 45.00GBP. Included in this are:
Food & drink at the start and finish
Food and drink at 4 feed stations en-route (6-7000 calories)
Dry kit service
Medal to all finishers
Pick-up vehicle for dnf's
The event is limited to 300 entrants. Online entry. All riders must be 18yrs old by the day of the Cycle.
Further information: http://www.london2bournemouth.co.uk
We've just changed the Bikestyle website to highlight the upcoming launch of the 2010 Tour de France! Yellow is all we'll be thinking of over the next few days! From Rotterdam to the Champs Elysees, which towns will host the world's biggest bicycle race, and which mountains will make or break the riders?
Huntsman Cancer Institute -
a Skinny Tire Festival Beneficiary
Scientists and physicians at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) conduct research and clinical studies to find better ways to prevent, detect, and treat both common and rare cancers. Their research findings have improved cancer care in Utah, in the region, and throughout the world. Your gift to Huntsman Cancer Foundation fuels this research.
Three Reasons to Give:
Current statistics indicate one in two men and one in three women and will be diagnosed with cancer in his or her lifetime.
You fund innovation. HCI's tissue and tumor biobanking is among one of 10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now, according to Time Magazine. HCI depends on private donations to fund novel ideas that help researchers unlock the mysteries of cancer every single day.
HCI serves the largest geographic region in the country. When you need the hope offered by HCI, you are grateful for its proximity to you.Join the Huntsman Hometown Heroes Team (http://www.huntsmancancerfoundation.org/Page.aspx?pid=383) at the Moab Skinny Tire Festival and receive a team jersey, automatic entry to Arches National Park and much more.
A reason to hope®
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Though already called the Walking City, newly installed short-range bicycle lanes and pathways are inching Boston toward more activity on two wheels. But one problem the article addresses is the city’s infrastructure. Many streets are just too narrow to accommodate bike lanes. What’s the mayor to do? I say tap into the multitude of ivy-clad structures that house some of our nation’s brightest minds.
Boston hosts one of the largest concentrations of colleges and universities anywhere on earth. And with lots of attention being paid to service-learning and the community, I’m confident that talented architectural and city-planning engineering students would jump at the chance to showcase their blueprints for a more bicycle-friendly city. Menino should sponsor a contest for such students, with assistance from their professors, to submit plans. Offer a tuition scholarship for the winner. Toss in a little grant money. That should inspire students to engage in the community, hop on their bikes, and apply what they learn in class to a real need. It would help students to build their resumes and portfolios, as well. We can even feature the winner on our program.
With its endless rolling hills, majestic mountains, wineries, historic ports, and fall foliage, New Englanders have an abundance of recreational cycling adventures just outside their doorsteps. And as Bostonians grow to appreciate the fall leaves softly crunching under their bicycle wheels, Pedal America will stand by, looking ahead to bring its cameras and crew to Beantown.
This week at the Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, California I met and bonded with Alan Snel, a travel and adventure journalist who co-founded the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club in Tampa, Florida.
The club welcomes everyday riders who just want to venture out in a t-shirt and pair of shorts, cruise around the neighborhood and catch up with friends at a leisurely pace for 5-10 miles.
With all the new pathways installed around the Tampa/St. Pete area, Pedal America looks ahead to highlighting the region in one of our first episodes of the series. Check back here for details on when my production crew travels to Tampa. Oh, and to members of the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club: no make-up required.
The idea for a tv show about cycling came to me on April 22, 2008 while fighting off a head cold. As an avid cyclist with a background in media, education, and fund-raising, I could not think of any better way to synthesize my passions into one dream - to educate the public on the joys and benefits of cycling while inspiring them to ride.
According to a study by Shimano American Corporation, more than 160 million adults have great memories of riding their bicycles as children; and those surveyed could visualize riding as they once did. The study also showed, however, that while Lance Armstrong inspired people to become better individuals and overcome personal challenge, he hasn't necessarily inspired everyday people to start riding once again. Given what I've learned during the past year, that makes perfect sense.
Modern images of spandex, high tech bikes, young die-hards riding air above rocks in the outback and careening down mountains has made the idea of walking into a local, reputable bike shop intimidating for the everyday person who just wants to go out and ride. Our show is for you!
Along with my Emmy award-winning production crew, Pedal America® shows that cycling is fun, affordable, great for the environment, and most importantly, can be enjoyed safely. While traveling to fun exciting places that all take pride in being bicycle-friendly, we will show you how to know your bike and shop for one; safe places to ride; grow comfortable riding in traffic; and that anyone can experience adventure in off-road biking, even if you've never done it. Did you know there are off-road cycling clubs specifically for senior citizens? We'll also pay attention to cycling's health benefits, nutrition and the environment.
But we also want to tell stories; your stories. Whether you ride in urban areas, rural towns, in the mountains, cross-country, or to your local park, we want to hear from you. Share your riding and bike-related experiences, and suggest ideas for our show. Who knows, we might even invite you to appear.
I will let you know when Pedal America begins full production. Meanwhile, enjoy your time here and check back for updates.
Welcome to Pedal Americaville - your new Homepage for cycling.