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Tour De Kidscan

Celebrate National Bike Week by taking a virtual bike tour of the research you help to fund!

Simply choose one of three routes across the UK completing the miles any way, anywhere you like between the 30th May and the 5th June and raise money through sponsorship!

About Tour De Kidscan

As we leave lockdown and life begins to return to normal, Tour De Kidscan gives you ultimate flexibility! From jumping on the exercise bike to cycling to school or work, you can complete your miles any where and any way you like! Sign up early, and you can even start training now by making the most of your daily exercise!

To sign up click your chosen route below, to go to our event registration page! Once you sign up we’ll send you a fundraising pack full of tips and tricks to get your fundraising off to a flying start!

Choose your Route

Kidscan funds research all across the UK, and each route has been designed to take you on a tour of the different research labs we fund. Each time you reach a location, we will send you more information about the different projects we find there – so you can find out more about how your money is helping to find safe new treatments for children with cancer.

You can find out more about the three routes below, and when you have chosen your route – remember to click the links above to sign up!

Route 1 - 52.5 Miles

Route number 1 is our easiest route, averaging 7.5miles a day over seven days. Perfect for beginners, families and groups!

University of Salford 0:0m
Start at The University of Salford were Kidscan has invested over £500,000 in research dedicated to finding new treatments for children with cancer. For example, researchers are currently looks at ways to stop chemotherapies causing heart problems in childhood cancer survivors!

University of Huddersfield 26.4m
Catch your breath at the University of Huddersfield were Kidscan funded researchers are currently looking at the differences in how cancerous cells produce energy versus healthy cells in the body. By understanding this, researchers hope to be able to use the differences to create therapies that only target cancerous cells, leaving healthy cells.

Manchester Metropolitan University 52.5m
Cross the finish line at Manchester Metropolitan University were Kidscan funded researchers are looking at ways to improve survival rates of children with Neuroblastoma. By using Mesenchymal Stem Cells as a vehicle to deliver treatment directly to the tumour and any secondary cancers without the need for aggressive treatment options.

Route 2 - 249 Miles

Route number 2 is perfect for non-cyclists looking for a challenge, averaging 35miles per day. Easy to achieve if you are planning to cycle to work, or jumping on an exercise bike.

University of Salford 0:0m
Start at The University of Salford where Kidscan has invested over £500,000in research dedicated to finding new treatments for children with cancer.For example, researchers are currently looks at ways to stop chemotherapies causing heart problems in childhood cancer survivors!

University of Bradford 36.3m
Take a quick pit stop at the University of Bradford where researchers are looking at safer ways to treat Rhabdomysarcoma a soft tissue cancer that can occur anywhere in the body. By creating a new prodrug that is activated when inside cancer cells, rather than anywhere in the body, scientists hope to be able to treat Rhabdomysarcoma without damaging other parts of the body.

University of Huddersfield 85.7m
Catch your breath at the University of Huddersfield where Kidscan funded researchers are currently looking at the differences in how cancerous cells produce energy versus healthy cells in the body. By understanding this, researchers hope to be able to use the differences to create therapies that only target cancerous cells, leaving healthy cells.

Brunel University, London 249m
Complete your Tour De Kidscan by crossing the finish line in London’s BrunelUniversity, where scientists are currently looking at why some cancer cells become drug resistant and how researchers can overcome it so that children require less treatments for their cancer.

Route 3 - 509 Miles

Averaging 72 Miles a day, route 3 if our hardest Tour De Kidscan. Perfect for keen cyclists looking for a real challenge!

University of Salford 00:00
Start at The University of Salford were Kidscan has invested over £500,000in research dedicated to finding new treatments for children with cancer. For example, researchers are currently looks at ways to stop chemotherapies causing heart problems in childhood cancer survivors!

Newcastle University 135m
Take in the views at Newcastle University, where Kidscan funded researchers are looking for more effective and safer ways to treat the most common form of childhood cancer – Leukaemia.

University of Bradford 240m
Take a quick pit stop at the University of Bradford where researchers are currently looking at safer ways to treat Rhabdomysarcoma a soft tissue cancer that can occur anywhere in the body. By creating a new prodrug that is activated when inside cancer cells, rather than anywhere in the body, scientists hope to be able to treat Rhabdomysarcoma without damaging other parts of the body.

Manchester Metropolitan University 281.7m
Loop back across the map to Manchester Metropolitan University where Kidscan funded researchers are looking at ways to improve survival rates of children with Neuroblastoma. By using Mesenchymal Stem Cells as a vehicle to deliver treatment directly to the tumour and any secondary cancers without the need for aggressive treatment options.

University of Huddersfield 308.7m
Catch your breath at the University of Huddersfield where Kidscan funded researchers are currently looking at the differences in how cancerous cells produce energy versus healthy cells in the body. By understanding this, researchers hope to be able to use the differences to create therapies that only target cancerous cells, leaving healthy cells.

Brunel University, London 509m
Complete your Tour De Kidscan by crossing the finish line in London’sBrunel University, where scientists are currently looking at why some cancer cells become drug resistant and how researchers can overcome it so that children require less treatments for their cancer.

Finding safer treatments for Children with Cancer

Charlotte Jennings was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at the age of 11. Now cancer-free, Charlotte unfortunately faces the reality that the treatments used to save her life have left her with life-long side effects including avascular necrosis and osteoporosis. Charlotte has brittle bones, has stropped growing and will never be able to have her own children.

Every penny you raise will help us to find safe new treatments for children like Charlotte.

Corporate Entry

If you are looking for ways to bring your team together, whilst raising money for Kidscan, Tour De Kidscan is the perfect challenge to unite teams that are working remotely and in the office. You can tailor Tour De Kidscan to your business, with leaderboards unique to your organisation. Plus, throughout the challenge you will have a dedicated fundraising manager who will also provide tailored fundraising materials and advice.

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