THE RAID AND MOVEMBER FOUNDATION BRING YOU THE 2017 MOVEMBER CLASSIC

The Raid is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Movember Foundation to deliver the 2017 Movember Classic.

The 2017 Movember Classic is a unique 2-stage cycling challenge / sportive taking in the highlights of Catalunya. Based in the beautiful city of Girona, riders will test themselves on roads from the Vuelta Espana and will soon realise why this is the chosen training ground for many pro cyclists. This is a true cycling challenge and is set-up for cyclists of all abilities.

Money raised from the event will fund the Movember Foundation’s work tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male suicide.  And with celebrity domestiques, full pro team support, 4* accommodation, full signage and timing (including timed climbs) this is an event not to missed.

Rob Hawkins, Founder of ‘The Raid’ says “It’s fantastic to be working with the Movember Foundation and supporting such a great charity.  The Movember Classic is set-up to be one of the most exciting events on the amateur cycling calendar in an amazing location with challenges for cyclists of all abilities.  We’re really looking forward to putting on this event whilst promoting awareness of men’s health issues and raising money for a great cause.”

Paul Mitcheson, Director for Europe, at the Movember Foundation says: “We’re really excited to be working with The Raid on the 2017 Movember Classic. This cycling challenge is a real opportunity to ride the same breathtaking scenery as the pro riders, whilst raising funds for crucial men’s health research.”

With direct entry and fundraising entry available for individuals and teams from £230 per person (including 3 nights 4* accommodation, entry and food). There is something to suit all budgets.

For more information or to sign up, visit: www.theraid.cc

 

Notes to editors

For more information contact Rob Hawkins on +44 (0)1483 351 466

 

About The Movember Foundation:

The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. By 2030, Movember aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.

The Foundation funds game-changing men’s health projects. Millions have joined the movement, raising £443M to help to fund over 1,200 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

 

In addition, Movember’s Awareness and Education program is encouraging men to become more aware of their health, to talk about the big stuff in life, and take action when health issues arise.

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. We can’t afford to stay silent. Movember Foundation has one goal: to stop men dying too young.

 

About The Raid: Launched in January 2015 by the team who founded Just Pedal (organisers of trips and events for road cyclists since 2011), The Raid is about completing some of the most iconic road cycling challenges in the world. In 2017, as well as supporting the inaugural Movember Classic, the Raid will host trips to the legendary Mont Ventoux, and Passo dello Stelvio. For more information visit www.theraid.cc.