16 June 2022

Largs to Cowes hits the road

It’s one of the biggest fundraising events of the year and it’s finally here. Tomorrow (Friday 17 June), a team of riders will set off on an epic bike ride across the UK to inspire brighter futures in young people living through and beyond cancer.

All the training, mental preparation and fundraising have led to this. On Friday morning, the Largs to Cowes Brighter Futures Cycle Challenge sets off on a 600-mile journey from the west of Scotland.

Before a triumphant arrival in Cowes a week later (24 June), the riders will pass through the stunning Yorkshire Dales, chic Cheshire market towns, historical beauty in Ironbridge, and glorious woodland.

Of course, it’s not all idyllic – cycling for 80 miles a day, crossing hilly terrain (ascending almost 10km during the week), and facing unpredictable weather, the team will need all of your support to make it to the finish line.

That support and your donations all go towards why it matters so much: helping young people feel more accepted, independent, and optimistic living through and beyond cancer.

Support and follow along

The cyclists – who are friends of the Trust, volunteers, and young people themselves – will be keeping us all up to date with their progress each day.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest from the riders as they take on the gruelling challenge.

They’ll be raising money along the way to inspire brighter futures. Head to the main Largs to Cowes Brighter Futures Cycle Challenge page to donate to the whole event or to an individual cyclist.

There you will also find a route map and, most importantly, why it will make such a difference to young people.

We can't wait to follow along with their heroic efforts. Please join us in wishing them the best of luck!