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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Can You Go The 100 Miles?
london bikeathon, blood cancer

If you think you are fit then it is time to put your money where your mouth is. The London Bikeathon 2013 is an epic cycle ride through London taking place on the 15th September, and will push you to the limits on endurance.

The Bikeathon is in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, and they are aiming to raise a record breaking 750,000. They are looking for seven thousand cyclists to sign-up , and help them achieve 100% survival and 100% quality of life for blood cancer patients.

There are three challenging routes to choose from; first there is a twenty-six mile course and costs 25 to register. Starting from the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the round trip will take you past Battersea Park, Richmond Park, and Wimbledon Common. The second route is even tougher. Travel fifty-two miles past iconic landmarks such as the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the Oval, and Ham House. Finally, for the uber-athletes, there is a hundred mile challenge, which costs 50 to enter; steep climbs, sharp bends, and breath-taking views will await you as you travel from the Royal Hospital Chelsea to Chessington, Leith Hill, White Down, and Box Hill.

You are asked to try and raise a minimum of a 100, and all friends and family are invited to join the festivities at the start/finish line, where there will be food, music, and celebrations.
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Why? Raise money for charity
When: 15th September
Phone: 020 7504 2200
Where: Across London
Cost: 25-50
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