Catriona Taylor
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Catriona Taylor

Walk and ride to beat blood cancer in the North

Catriona Taylor
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Catriona Taylor
06 Aug 2015

This September sees the return of the annual Holy Island and Chester Forget Me Not Walks, and the Humber Bridge Bikeathon will be back for 2015 too. We're delighted to have these events taking place in the North region, where Unstoppable walkers and cyclists will take part to beat blood cancer - and we'd love you to join them!

The Holy Island Forget Me Not Walk is a five mile walk, taking place on Sunday 20 September. The stunningly scenic route includes views of Lindisfarne Castle, the harbour and the picturesque village of Holy Island. The Walk is organised by the North Northumberland Fundraising Group, and the location of the walk holds special meaning to one of the Group's members, Helen Tait, who grew up on the island as a youngster. Helen started the Group after going in to remission from acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and this Walk has become a popular, annual event for supporters in the area. Click here to find out more and to enter online.

The Chester Forget Me Not Walk is run by our Chester Branch, and is a lovely 5 kilometre stroll on Sunday 13 September. Amongst the Branch's other popular events, this Walk attracts a great number of Unstoppable supporters, and you can see a great selection of photos from last year's Walk here. Chester, which lies near to the Welsh border, is a city with beautifully preserved walls, and if you'd like to join the Walk through this picturesque and historic city, you can read more and sign up here.

The Humber Bridge Bikeathon is organised by Hull & East Riding Fundraising Group, and the event offers a choice of 3 routes, making the event suitable for all ages and abilities. The shorter route over the Humber Bridge is suitable for everyone, and you can chose to cycle 6, 20 or 40 miles, along minor roads and cycle paths. This Bikeathon will take you through picturesque villages in the surrounding countryside, and with breathtaking views of both sides of the river Humber. Taking place on Sunday 27 September, you can see full event details and sign up to ride here

As well as these September events, we have Walks and Bikeathons held in the North and across the UK throughout the year. To find out more, visit the Regional Bikeathons and Walks pages on our website.