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London Bikeathon last minute fundraising tips

Andy Jackson
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28 Aug 2014

After months of training and hard work, the London Bikeathon is now less than 72 hours away. We’re all super excited here at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research HQ and I personally cannot wait to line up alongside you all on Sunday for what will be my first ever Bikeathon. With food, music, a mountain bike display team, a kids playground and a fully stocked bar for a well-earned post-race drink to look forward to in addition to the ride itself, it promises to be a fantastic day for all the family.

Raising money to beat blood cancer

Of course, there is another big reason why we’re all be lining up to take part on Sunday and that’s to raise as much money as we possibly can to help beat blood cancer. You’ve done brilliantly so far in your fundraising efforts with the rider average up on last year at £230. However, there’s still time to raise more.

The days both before and immediately after the event are traditionally the best for fundraising so this is the perfect time for one final push by getting that fundraising page out to all your friends and family, pestering your boss and spread the word on social media. Check out our online fundraising guide for some top tips to help maximise your efforts.

Another great way to help bring the Bikeathon to the attention of your friends and family is to take a snap of yourself looking awesome in your kit with your ‘I’m cycling to beat blood cancer’ poster which you received in your fundraising kits and posting it on Facebook and Twitter.

As a blood cancer survivor myself I am only still here today thanks to the research that the charity has funded and I cannot express enough just how much of a difference your fundraising efforts can make a difference to others like me. By raising just £100 you'll help us pay for two patients to be able to take part in one of our clinical trials.

To help stimulate some healthy competition on the fundraising stakes we’ll be providing golden jerseys to our top fundraisers to wear on the day to recognise their efforts whilst everyone that’s raised £100 or more will receive a free Unstoppable cycling jersey (or matching bibs shorts if you’re doing the 100 mile route).

Remember, the entry fee only covers the cost of putting on the event and every pound you raise will go towards helping give others the same second chance at life that I’ve been given.

See you all on Sunday - together we are unstoppable!