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Ride Across Britain for our Partners Prostate Cancer UK

7 August 2015

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Dan and Mark from the UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science are taking part in the Scotland leg of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain between 10 – 13 September 2015. The ride involves 440 miles of cycling over four days, with a total of 17,800ft of hill climbs…!

Dan, the Communications Manager and Mark, the Division Manager, both 35, are fundraising for our partners Prostate Cancer UK who have invested millions of pounds into research, services and awareness over the last 10 years. Prostate Cancer UK are close research partners of the Division, and their achievements together are plentiful, culminating in our winning of the BMJ Innovation Team of the Year award for their 'Innovations in Prostate Cancer Care' submission.

The outcome of this research means that clinicians worldwide are better able to detectand treat prostate cancer, with dramatically reduced negative effects of treatment for patients. You can read more about their recent achievements, here.

The team of two will be preparing for the challenge with the help of one of their other partners, the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH). The team at the ISEH – which includes students from the divisions Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health MSc – will be providing Dan and Mark with expert guidance for their physical preparations and the endurance of the ride, whilst assisting with effective training methods and injury prevention during and after the event.

Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “It’s fantastic to see that Mark and Dan have decided to take on this challenge to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. By doing this they are joining Men United and helping to make a real difference in furthering the fight against prostate cancer.

“We thank Mark and Dan and wish them every success with their challenge.”

You can sponsor Dan and Mark and help to fund further prostate cancer research by visiting www.ucl.ac.uk/surgery/rab2015

Follow the preparation and ride on twitter: @UCLDivofSurgery

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Press enquiries: daniel.sinclair@ucl.ac.uk | 020 3108 2235

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