Has Tom Daley inspired you to get fit? Do you want to raise money for HIV prevention? Then how about a nice bike ride…
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Terrence Higgins Trust, 30 cyclists will saddle up to take on the 54-mile route between London and Brighton, in the hopes of raising funds for HIV and sexual health services.
The iconic annual bike ride, which this year takes place on Sunday 16 September, is expected to attract over 2,000 riders, many of whom have probably been spurred on by Team GB’s winning efforts at the recent Olympic Games.
The Terrence Higgins Trust team will be lead by Nick Hulme, Chair of the charity’s Board of Trustees, as they mark 30 years since Terry Higgins became the first person publicly identified as dying of AIDS in the UK. The charity wants to celebrate his life and the incredible part he has played in inspiring three decades of better sexual health.
Hulme released a statement saying; ‘As we mark our anniversary, we celebrate just how far we have come over the last 30 years. This September, 30 Terrence Higgins Trust riders will have a chance to join those celebrations, do Terry Higgins proud, and say a big thanks for his role in inspiring better sexual health in the UK.’
‘This is a great opportunity to be part of a moment in the charity’s history and raise funds for vital services and awareness work in years to come.’
Joining Nick Hulme on the team will be members of the public and staff and volunteers for the charity. The cyclists will begin their picturesque journey at Streatham Common, South London, and finish at Brighton seafront.
If you’d like to be part of this special day, signing up is easy. Head to www.tht.org.uk/bikeride where you can register and complete the online registration form. Registration is £30. The deadline is Friday 7 September, and places are limited. For more information please email Becky Harris at [email protected].