Get on your bike in aid of dementia

If you’re a keen cyclist and are keen to raise funds for a good cause, why not give Alzheimer’s Research UK‘s Cycle Down Dementia virtual event a go?

Get on your bike in aid of dementia

There are three cycling challenges to choose from: choose your own distance (Maverick), ride 300 miles (Pioneer) or ride 1,000 miles (Epic). Ask friends and family to sponsor you and you can complete your chosen challenge in your own time between November 1 and January 31, 2020.

Any money you raise will help fund pioneering dementia research programmes. For every £20 raised, another hour of life-changing research can be completed.

If you raise £200, you’ll receive a free neck warmer from Alzheimer’s Research UK and when you hit £400 you’ll get your very own cycling jersey.

This is a great opportunity for anyone out there who would like to raise money by doing something a bit different than the usual bake sale or fun run.

Cycling is extremely good for you. It can help burn calories and boost your metabolism. It is a great cardio exercise that can help gradually build muscle, especially on thighs and hips and can help improve heart health, ensuring a lower resting pulse.

It’s also great for mental health. Bike riding impacts levels of serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine. These are all the hormones responsible for making you feel happier. It’s also a great a social activity to do with friends or family. You’ll also

You can find out more about its benefits here.

You can find out how to register and track your cycling at https://www.cyclingdowndementia.org/howitallworks.