Radio Marsden is offering 50 cyclists the chance to ride part of the Olympic 2012 road race route.

They have organised the sponsored ride for Sunday, June 30th to raise funds for vital new studio equipment.

After more than 44 years of entertaining patients at the world-renowned Royal Marsden cancer hospitals in Sutton and Chelsea, the UK’s leading hospital radio station could be forced off-air if it doesn’t raise £50,000.

Now cycling enthusiasts can help reach that target by following in the tread of Sir Bradley Wiggins and pedalling 50 miles through the Surrey countryside, including the iconic climb up Box Hill.

“We have just 50 places to ride 50 miles and help us raise £50,000,” explained Radio Marsden Appeal Co-Ordinator Clive Davis. “It will be a circular route from the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton and has been designed to suit regular bike riders. It’s not a race and we want people to enjoy the challenge, admire the scenery and of course get sponsored for their effort.”

To be part of Radio Marsden’s inaugural sponsored cycle ride and to help keep them on-air, simply register and raise a minimum of £100. That commitment will help keep them on-air, delivering a mix of pre-recorded and live shows 24/7 to hospital patients, on-line at and to a much wider community audience at outside broadcasts throughout Surrey and London.

As a registered charity they receive no financial support from the Royal Marsden Trust, the Government or the NHS, so please ‘get on your bike’ and support their latest fundraising initiative.

AquAid Surrey have ‘got on their bikes’ so to speak by paying for 50 cycling jerseys that will all bear the AquAid logo on the front.

AquAid – suppliers of a broad range of water coolers throughout the U.K. – is strongly linked to helping others to help themselves through supporting sustainable charity work through donations to charities such as Christian Aid and The Africa Trust.

We would like to wish Radio Marsden and the fab cyclists every success in this iconic cycle!