Welcome to Ride2Cure
Ride2Cure is a website dedicated to the warriors who have fought, and continue to fight neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer cancer of the sympathetic nervous system that affects around 100 children each year in the UK.
The majority of children who are diagnosed are under the age of five. Half of all neuroblastoma cases are classified as ‘high-risk’, where the cancer has spread by the time it is diagnosed and immediate treatment is required.
Children diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma have about a 40-50% chance of long-term survival. It has one of the lowest survival rates of any childhood cancer and the causes are not known.
Despite progress in the treatment and understanding of neuroblastoma, survival rates – particularly when it comes to high-risk neuroblastoma – are still unacceptable.
It’s essential that promising developments in research are translated into effective treatment interventions that not only save lives but also offer the maximum quality of life after cancer.
Solving Kids Cancer is working to initiate and fund innovative research into the disease.
Ride2Cure Neuroblastoma (R2CN) is supporting Solving Kids Cancer in the search for a cure.
One day, someone will donate the last pound, the last dollar or the last euro that finally unlocks the genetic code of the disease.
That person could be you.
You can support our work here:
So what is Ride2Cure.net and how does it work?
Ride2Cure.net is a collection of virtual cycling roads, presented as .gpx files in a library of what are termed magic roads.
What are magic roads?
Magic roads are a concept in the virtual cycling application RGT Cycling. A magic road can be anything you want it to be, anywhere that you want it to be. At R2CN, we strive to make our magic roads appealing, challenging, and most of all a monument to the young people who have touched so many lives.
If you’re not already on RGT, what are you waiting for? Indoor Cycling & Virtual Bike Training App – RGT Cycling
Oscar is a magic road in honour of Oscar Knox, a wee five year old boy from Belfast who touched hearts: thousands and thousands of them.
Vanessa is a magic road in honour of Vanessa Riddle, an inspirational young lady who lost her battle with neuroblastoma on June 1st 2018, aged 17.
Puddles is a magic road in honour of Eileidh Paterson, a wee girl from Forres in Scotland who lost her battle with neuroblastoma on July 1st 2017. Eileidh is #ForeverFive.
Kira is an incredible girl who has spent (more than) one third of her life battling neuroblastoma.