NEWS: CROSS 8 TO HOST CHARITY BIKE RIDE IN AID OF PARKINSON’S UK

On Sunday, October 8th, Cross 8 will host a charity bike ride to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s UK. The event will start and finish in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, and will feature two routes: a challenging 50-mile route and a scenic 20-mile route.

The bike ride is being organised by Jack Gilmore and Alex Atkins, who were inspired by Stuart Clarke, who earlier in the year completed the RideLondon-Essex 100 in support of Parkinson’s UK. Stuart cycled 100 miles through London and Essex, raising £2,430.

The Cross 8 team has chosen Parkinson’s UK as its charity of the year because many of the team members have a personal connection to the charity. Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological disorder that affects movement. It is estimated that over 145,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s.

The money raised by the Cross 8 bike ride will help to fund research into new treatments and cures for Parkinson’s. It will also help to support the charity’s work providing information and support to people with Parkinson’s and their families

ABOUT PARKINSON’S UK 

Parkinson’s UK is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. The charity funds research into new treatments and cures and provides information and support to people with Parkinson’s and their families.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement. It is caused by the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. Symptoms of Parkinson’s can include tremor, stiffness, slowness of movement, and difficulty with balance and coordination.

There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there are treatments that can help to manage the symptoms. Research is ongoing to find new treatments and cures for Parkinson’s.

To learn more about Parkinson’s UK visit Homepage | Parkinson’s UK (parkinsons.org.uk)

To learn more about the event, please contact Jack Gilmore or Alex Atkins or visit our just giving page.

 

 

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