Carol Bennett, Cancer Research UK�s area volunteer manager for by HC120704134518




This is a template press release to help you generate publicity for your Land’s End to John
O’Groats bike ride. You need to add your specific details and, where appropriate, change the
press release to suit your particular circumstances.

How to use this press release template

Step 1. Save this template onto your computer

Step 2. (Red brackets): Put your specific information in the area indicated by the red brackets.
Then delete the instructions and brackets and change the colour of the text back to black.

Step 3. Print and read your press release to check it makes sense. Then send it, by email, to your
local paper. It’s a good idea to copy it into the main body of the email, rather than sending it as an

For Immediate Release
(Insert date)

                          CANCER RESEARCH UK
A (insert town/city) (insert man/woman/mother/father/ grandfather etc) is getting into gear to cycle
nearly a thousand miles for Cancer Research UK.

(Insert name, age) is planning to ride 950 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money
for vital research.

(Insert he/she/they) is setting off on (insert date) and aiming to ride (insert how many miles per
day, for example, 60) miles per day and complete the route in (insert how many days/weeks).

(Insert fundraising details) for example: He is being sponsored and hopes to raise £500 for the
charity’s crucial work.

 (Insert a quote explaining your motivation for the challenge and supporting Cancer Research UK)
For example: John Smith said: “I’m really looking forward to this epic bike ride. I’ve been training
for weeks and can’t wait to get going. I have lost close friends to cancer so I know how
devastating the disease can be. I also have friends who have survived cancer and this has
spurred me on to raise more money to support the charity’s life-saving research.”

One-in-three people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives. But the
good news is that more people are beating the disease than ever before. Cancer Research UK’s
work is at the heart of that progress.
Cancer Research UK supports the work of scientists, doctors and nurses who are dedicated to
beating cancer by understanding its causes and finding new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent
the disease.

To find out more about Cancer Research UK visit or call
08701 60 20 40.


For further media information, please contact (insert your contact details. Include a mobile
number if you have one).

Notes to Editors

About Cancer Research UK
      Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through
      The charity’s groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer
       has helped save millions of lives. This work is funded entirely by the public.
      Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival
       rates double in the last forty years.
      Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more
       than 4,800 scientists, doctors and nurses.
      Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to beat cancer.

For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity,
please call 020 7121 6699 or visit

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