GastroCycle is a cycle event for all abilities. In 2015 the route will be following an adapted version of the 3rd stage of the last Tour de France.
GastroCycle 2015 will take you on a specially adapted version of the Cambridge to London stage of the Tour de France. Most of the stage is on newly smoothed roads and the route, which takes you through some of the most beautiful parts of Cambridgeshire, is suitable for all abilities, as well as being signposted and safe. GastroCycle finishes at the Olympic velodrome in London.
The registration fee covers all the event costs and includes a GastroCycle 2015 cycle jersey. You will get full technical and mechanical support throughout the ride, as well as two snack stops and a lunch stop. Luggage transport from the start to finish lines is available. The whole route is 86 miles but you can choose to start at the halfway point in Essex.
As well as being a great experience, GastroCycle is about supporting research into conditions that affect the gut, the liver and pancreas. Collectively these are known as digestive diseases and they are a factor in 1 in 8 UK deaths. Event organiser and Love Your Gut partner, Core – the Digestive Disorders Foundation, is the only national charity fighting all these conditions.
Core works with professionals and patients to:
- Improve outcomes for people who have a gastrointestinal condition.
- Increase scientific understanding of the causes and effects of gastrointestinal conditions.
- Increase the public understanding and awareness of digestive health.
Jamie Dalrymple, Chairman, Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology (also a Love Your Gut partner) will be taking part in the event this year.
“This is a fantastic way to get moving and also raise money for research into digestive diseases that affect so many people every day. Core receives no government support for its work so it is vitally important that events such as this raise the funds to continue the research into fighting diseases of the gastrointestinal tract”.
“I am looking forward to retracing the steps of the Tour de France cyclists from Cambridge and the experience of entering the velodrome at the Olympic Park where Sir Bradley Wiggins recently broke the UCI Hour record.”
For further information on Gastrocycle 2015 see: http://www.gastro-cycle.co.uk/
For tips on getting ‘Gut Active’ see: http://loveyourgut.com/getting-gut-healthy/gut-active/