The Stroke Association’s Tyneside Bike Ride is back and you can be part of it. It is taking place on Sunday 27 September with the start and finish point at the Cycle Hub, Newcastle, Quayside.
Whether you ride with friends, family, a group from the office or on your own, the Stroke Association’s Tyneside Bike Ride is a great day out for a great cause. Your support will help in the fight against stroke and allow us to support more of the 50,600 stroke survivors in the North East.
Date: Sunday 27 September (9-11am start)
Location: Start / Finish point Cycle Hub, Newcastle, Quayside
Distance: Choice of 10 / 20 / 50 miles
Sign up today: www.stroke.org.uk/tynesidebikeride * Early bird discounts available
Help us spread the word.
Share this email with friends, family and colleagues, you never know you might get a team together. If your able to place a poster about the event in your workplace, that would be greatly appreciated. Just email; [email]tynesidebikeride [at] stroke.org.uk[/email] with your address details and we will send you out a poster and flyers.
Where do the rides go?
The routes follow route 72 and we offer a choice of three distances; 10, 20 or 50 miles, following parkland and cycle paths along the river Tyne.
How do I sign-up?
Register today at www.stroke.org.uk/tynesidebikeride - early bird discount available until 31 August.
Why support the ride?
Stroke kills 50,000 people every year in the UK and leaves 50,000 severely disabled. We believe in life after stroke. We know that every step matters on the road to recovery. For one person it might be making a cup of tea for themselves. For someone else it might be taking their first steps for the first time after their stroke.
Every step matters. Every victory counts.
Here are a few statistics about the impact of stroke.
• There are around 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK today living with the impact of stroke; 1 in 3 survivors rely on someone to help them with daily living.
• 1 in 3 strokes are fatal within a year but we are winning the fight against stroke; today you are twice as likely to survive stroke compared to 20 years ago.
• Stroke is the third biggest killer in the UK, killing three times as many women as breast cancer and twice as many men as prostate cancer.
• In the UK, someone has a stroke every three and half minutes.
Thank you for making a difference.