Pedal it Pink returns to Liverpool
success of the 2009 event, Breast Cancer Campaign’s Pedal it Pink is
returning to Liverpool on Sunday, 18 April 2010.
The women-only cycle ride, sponsored by Santander, has now gone
nationwide but organisers and participants are especially excited
about the prospect of returning to the site where Pedal it Pink
first began; in Sefton Park.
Over 500 women dusted off their bikes to take part in the first
Pedal it Pink and there are hopes of increasing this number in 2010.
One woman that is determined to take part again is Diane Alderton
from Allerton, who completed Pedal it Pink last year after she was
diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2007.
After having a mastectomy followed by reconstruction and
chemotherapy, Diane is now on the road to recovery. She said:-
“I did the half marathon and absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was
fantastic and the beautiful sunshine on the day was an added bonus!
It was great to see lots of women cycling for this very worthwhile
cause and I’m stunned by the generosity of those who sponsored me
£1,000! I can’t wait to head back to Sefton Park this year and do it
Someone else who was in the starting line up last year was Olympic
cycling champion, Victoria Pendleton, who is an ambassador of Pedal
it Pink and took part in the Liverpool event with her mum. She
said:- “I really enjoyed the event, it was refreshing not to
ride on a road for a change. It was so good to see so many women out
there supporting such a great cause and everyone was really
supportive of one another, clapping and cheering each other on. What
a great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon!”
Pedal it Pink has a variety of cycle routes to choose from so there
is something to suit all abilities. Beginners can opt for the family
5K lap (which is also open to the men and children in your life) and
those wishing to push themselves that little bit further can select
either a half (13.1miles) or full (26.2miles) marathon distance. All
routes are completely enclosed within the park, so it’s safe,
traffic-free and suitable for all existing and aspiring cyclists.
Samantha Gold, Senior Events Manager at Breast Cancer Campaign
said:- “We have raised over £100,000 so far through Pedal it
Pink and would like to encourage you to help us continue to add to
this amount by joining us for the second Liverpool event. Not only
is cycling a great way to stay fit but the challenge of the event is
sure to make it a fun day out for friends and family with all
proceeds going to a very worthwhile cause.”
If you would like to register for one of the Pedal it Pink rides and
help put the brakes on breast cancer, please visit:-
email or call:- 020 7749 3700.
Cycling is a great form of cardiovascular exercise, which helps to
burn fat and if done regularly contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
Cycling is also great for toning leg muscles and can burn up to 500
calories an hour.
To get a copy of the
course layout please click
Hayley is a very surprising contestant!
WITH the Miss
Southport finals coming up on 19 May 2010, it is interesting to note
that one the contestants, Hayley Carvel, aged 24 is in the last year
that she can enter the competition. Hayley is a really interesting
as she works as a stewardess on a billionaire’s private jet. She
currently works 3 weeks on and 3 weeks off. She has also
worked in lovely Moscow! She has also
worked for the Prime Minister of Lebanon, so she lives a real jet
setting life! Hayley is hoping she will be successful and go on to
represent her region in the Miss England finals. Good luck Hayley.
HIPS THE HOT TOPIC AT
Liverpool’s top joint surgeons discussed the past, present and
future of hip replacements at an event at the Clinical Sciences
Centre on the University Hospital Aintree on Tuesday, 13 April 2010.
Mr Simon Scott, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Aintree
University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, talked to members of the
public about the significant developments made in hip replacement
surgery. His talk included the introduction of bespoke joints based
on lifestyle, age and activity, as well as the progress that’s been
made in surgery times, post operative care and general surgery
recovery. The event was part of a series of talks at the hospital
aimed at helping the public understand the role they play in their
own health. Joint replacements are one of the hospitals most popular
types of surgery, and is increasingly common amongst young people.