The Big Pink Pedal 2011

The Big Pink Pedal was the Isis Cyclists charity ride run on Saturday 9 July 2011 to help raise funds for the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital’s £300,000 Breast Screening Appeal to replace analogue breast screening machines with more advanced digital models. These give much clearer images leading to earlier detection and they are also far more comfortable for those undergoing mammograms.

The challenge was for the group, collectively and on one day, to ride one mile for every woman diagnosed with breast cancer at the Oxford Cancer Centre in the three years since the Isis Cyclists was founded. This amounts to a staggering 1305 miles.

Around 70 (!) riders contributed by doing one of four led rides on Saturday 9 July:
(1) two leisurely rides taking in 15-mile route (Headington, north Oxford, central Oxford, Iffley)
(2) two 30-mile rides out into the countryside, at a slightly faster pace, including Brill hill!
Big thanks to Cycletta for sponsoring the Big Pink Pedal: www.cycletta.co.uk.

We exceeded our goals! We raised over £7000 for the Breastscreening Appeal (see www.justgiving.com/bigpinkpedal) and rode in excess of 1650 miles! We also had a very good time!

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