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Team CF Ride for Research

Date

01st October 2020

Location

Anywhere

Cost of Entry

£10 + £1.50 fee

Fundraising target

As much as you can!

With recent breakthroughs in life-changing treatments, this is an exciting time for the CF community. However, there is still much more to be done to ensure everyone with CF can truly live a life unlimited. Join us this October for our virtual cycling challenge ‘Ride for Research’ and raise money to help fund vital ground-breaking research that will benefit everyone with cystic fibrosis.


Looking for a challenge?

Ride for Research may be over for 2020, but why not sign up for My Challenge, My Way?

Cycling routes

Ask our events team for local cycling route suggestions.

Ride for Research – tackling antimicrobial resistance

Woman riding bike wearing Cystic Fibrosis Trust cycling jersey

For this year’s Ride for Research event, we are focusing on how we’re tackling antimicrobial resistance.

Antimicrobial resistance is a global health concern; however, people with CF are particularly vulnerable. Cystic fibrosis is a condition that is managed by a high use of antimicrobial medications, as the thick, sticky mucus caused by the defective CFTR gene is ideal for bugs to grow in and can make people with CF more susceptible to infection. Some CF infections are becoming resistant to antimicrobial drugs and, left untreated, can trigger permanent lung damage, meaning people are more breathless and have less energy to do day-to-day activities.

By signing up for October’s Ride for Research challenge you could help support the vital research into tackling AMR in CF, benefiting both everyone with CF - regardless of genotype - as well as the global effort in combatting this worldwide issue.

Sign up now!

How to sign up

1. Sign up today! Registration costs £10 + £1.50 fee.

2. Set up your fundraising page and choose a distance that will make a difference.

3. Complete your cycle - whether that’s outdoors or indoors, at the gym or round your garden, on a road bike, penny farthing, tricycle or unicycle!

4. Share your finishers selfie on the Team CF Facebook group for cyclists.

5. Submit your evidence. Send us a screenshot from a fitness tracking app such as Strava.

6. Get your Ride for Research finishers top and wear it with pride, knowing you’ve made a difference for people affected by cystic fibrosis.

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Miles that make a difference

 Ride for Research virtual cycle challenge  distance 14 miles

One mile for every institution in the UK that we’re funding to fight antimicrobial resistance. A family-friendly and attainable distance for all abilities.

 Ride for Research virtual cycle challenge - distance 41 miles

One mile for every CF investigator or researcher in the UK that we are funding to tackle AMR. A more challenging distance, especially if you aim to do it all in a day.

 Ride for Research virtual cycle challenge  distance unlimited miles

By tackling AMR, this research will benefit an unlimited number of people worldwide. See how far you can go in a day or over the month!

 

Find out more about the work we are doing to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Research we fund

We are committed to funding cutting-edge research that will allow everyone living with CF to live a life unlimited.

Looking for route?

Get in touch with our Events team for local cycling route suggestions - just let us know where you're based and we'll send you a pack!

My Challenge My Way

Looking for something else? Take part in 'Team CF Superheroes: My Challenge My Way' and choose your own challenge to do, at your own pace.