Entry 173 – Pink Ribbon Tour

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking part in the Breast Cancer Care Pink Ribbon Tour.  This was an amazing event that saw over 1,000 women cycling a closed course on the streets of London.  The course was 25km, comprised of four laps, to commemorate the 25 years the “Pink Ribbon has been a symbol of hope, strength and unity for everyone affected by breast cancer“.


It was the most amazing sea of pink!  I am biased as pink is my favourite colour but it was everywhere and all for such a good cause.


Those taking part were normal women who cycle but also those who had beaten cancer and those who were still battling too!  There were almost 1,000 ladies participating in this event.  

I will share the most amazing quote from the Breast Cancer Care website from an extraordinary lady who I can now call a friend, Nadjie:

“When something traumatic happens in your life, you have to find a way to cope. For me, having breast cancer, it was cycling. Through chemotherapy, surgery and a mastectomy, I cycled my way through – wearing pink lipstick along the way!”


Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way, shape or form whether it be personally or someone we know and there are many events such as this one that encourage people to participate and raise vital funds.  Visit the website and see how you can get involved.

Following the pink ribbon ride was the final leg of The Women’s Tour, where the professionals took on the same route.

I work in the city and it’s surreal when the roads are closed for events such as this and I will admit I really wanted to give a good sprint but in the spirit of the event we all kept behind a ride leader though it was amazing that we got to ride the same course as the pros! 

 

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