They did it!

It was truly a challenge that some of our riders will never forget. Safely home now, but what a tour they have had.

Le Tour de Balls Deux #chasethepants

 

On the 4th - 6th May 2019

23 experienced riders, cycled 300 miles in 3 days. Made up of cancer survivors, their families and supporters It's in the Bag supporters. 

First Day: Bodmin to Minehead, stopping at Week St Mary; Torrington and Barnstaple

Second Day: Minehead to Chippenham, stopping at Bawdrip; Cheddar & Bathampton

Third Day: Chippenham to Frampton Cotterell stopping at Tetbury.

It all concluded with a fantastic end of tour party on Bank Holiday Monday (6th May 2019) at The Globe Frampton Cotterell.

Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in men aged between 15-45 years.

Approximately 240 young men in the South West (Hereford to Truro) are diagnosed with the cancer each year (2,400 diagnosed across the UK as a whole), with early diagnosis  key to effective treatment and survival.  As 98% of young men diagnosed with testicular cancer are cured, raising awareness of the disease  and encouraging men to check their testicles on a monthly basis is essential. 

It's in the Bag

We provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer (germ cell) in the South-West, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond.

It’s in the Bag is run by a group of survivors with support from specialist NHS staff. We have three simple aims:

Support:
Being diagnosed with testicular cancer and going through treatment is a huge challenge – physically, mentally and emotionally. We provide a range of activities and initiatives to help men through this tough time.

Awareness:
We teach men the importance of checking their balls regularly and taking any issues straight to their GP. Spreading this knowledge promotes earlier diagnosis, which often means simpler, more effective treatment and better chances of a cure.

Survival:
With UK cure rates for testicular cancer running above 98%, we focus on survival – helping guys tackle the emotional and practical impact of cancer, both during treatment and into their lives after.

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