Ride for Research – tackling antimicrobial resistance
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
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.
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.
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.