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October 29, 2015
Photography by Tim Bardsley-Smith
It’s that time of year again. October is drawing to a close and another Movember is just around the corner. For the past few years the CyclingTips crew has supported Movember by growing some of the filthiest moustaches you’re ever likely to see. In 2015 we’ll be supporting the annual charity event once again but this time we’ll be doing things a little differently …
New to Movember in the charity event’s 12th year is MOVE — a 30-day fitness challenge. Instead of growing an unsightly top-lip-warmer for 30 days, you can show your commitment to the cause this year by committing to some form of exercise every day for a month. Of course, if you want to take on the fitness challenge and grow a mo, that’s totally fine as well.
Your daily ‘move’ can be anything: a half-hour walk, a run, a game of tennis, a session at the gym or, of course, a bike ride. For most of us cyclists, riding every day of the month won’t be a massive challenge, but why not get your slightly-less-active mates involved and help them get hooked on cycling in the process!
One of the best things about MOVE is that it gives women a tangible way of supporting Movember and men’s health, beyond donating to the fundraising efforts of their male friends and loved ones. In 2015, ‘Mo Sistas’ will able to commit to the 30-day MOVE challenge, raising money along the way.
In the past, Movember has sought to raise awareness about and raise money to combat three key ailments: prostate cancer, testicular cancer and poor mental health. In 2015, the introduction of MOVE sees the addition of another key focus: ensuring men are physically active.
As cyclists we’re all acutely aware of the value of regular exercise. The physical benefits are obvious, less so but no less real are the positive effects on mental health.
So, in Movember 2015, we hope you’ll join us here at CyclingTips to raise awareness and money for this terrific cause. We’ll be signing up to MOVE and ensuring we do at least some physical activity every day for 30 days.
To join us, click on the button below and sign up (or login with your details from last year). With that done, simply search in ‘Networks’ for CyclingTips (or go here) and join us.
We’ve also partnered with the good folks at Castelli and the Movember Foundation on a couple of limited-edition Movember jersey designs. This stylish piece of kit is available in two colourways — blue and grey — and the proceeds of each sale go straight to Movember. Head to our online store to find out more.