To raise money for the UCLH Grafton Way Building, a team of 17 cyclists got on their bikes from Manchester to London last weekend.
The new building will be home to one of only two centres for proton beam therapy (an advanced form of radiotherapy used to treat complex cancers), one of Europe’s largest centres for blood disorders and a high tech short stay surgery centre. The money raised by the challenge will go towards enhancing and improving the environment and for equipment at the new building.
The cycling team, made up of UCLH staff and supporters, as well as employees from Bouygues UK Construction, the company that constructed the building, cycled the 200 route starting in the city centre of Manchester, ending at the Grafton Way Building in central London.
The challenge raised an impressive £21,700 – and still counting. You can still support the team here. Big congratulations and thank you to everyone involved!
Manchester joins a long list of locations – including Amsterdam and the Pyrenees – for the annual UCLH Charity cycle challenge.
If you’re feeling inspired, find out more about how to get involved in supporting patients, staff and research at UCLH here