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On Yer Bike for Brain Tumour Research!

Fantastic new nationwide challenge for 2016! 

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On Yer Bike for Brain Tumour Research is a national spinnathon event, taking place at the end of February 2016 to help launch Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March.

Leading budget fitness gym chain Xercise4Less – known as ‘the people’s gym’ – is the national sponsor for On Yer Bike 2016.

They will be holding epic 12-hour static bike fitness challenges in 35 branches across the UK on Saturday 27th February. 

Can you lead teams for us or would you like to join a team? 

We need On Yer Bike Fundraising Champions to organise teams of six (or more) participants at a minimum of 35 locations across the UK; we’d love to hear from anyone who’d like to get involved. 

Not got an Xercise4Less gym near you? Not to worry, On Yer Bike can be held in any gym or fitness centre.

Please contact Carol Robertson, Head of Community Fundraising at Brain Tumour Research, on 07817 878407 or email carol@braintumourresearch.org to express your interest in becoming a team leader or joining an event at your local gym.

Each Xercsie4Less gym will set a target of sponsoring one day of research at £2,740 and are aiming to smash their national target of over £96,000!

That’s got to be worth getting ‘on yer bike’ for - please join in and let's get #closertoacure

Download the Xercise4Less On Yer Bike poster from the image below.


Inspired by Paul Halfpenny the original On Yer Bike event was organised by passionate supporters Paul and Jen Halfpenny from Glossop in Derbyshire.

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Paul was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010 and immediately started chemo and radiotherapy treatment. This was initially successful and thanks also to his inspiring and unwavering positivity, Paul continued to live a stable, happy life for another three years. 

In 2013 however, the chemotherapy regime was no longer effective and Paul sadly passed away on 20th June 2014 after what was described as “a heroic four-and-a-half-year battle” against a brain tumour. 

Paul’s wife, Jen, held a special On Yer Bike 2015 in memory of Paul and, combined with the previous two years, raised tens of thousands of pounds to support brain tumour research, helping to improve outcomes for others affected by this devastating disease.

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