WORLD CANCER DAY

4th February 2021

BE PART OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST VIRTUAL CYCLING EVENT ON ZWIFT SUPPORTING THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

Cycling with purpose

Thousands of cyclists and some of the top names in sport and entertainment will join forces with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to increase awareness about cancer and help prevent millions of people from dying prematurely.

Celebrities including Mo Farah, Robert Pirès, Diangelo Williams; Lawrence Dallaglio and many more will kick off the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge, competing in a celebrity race that will be broadcast worldwide. Several celebrities will also join the Community Ride, so you might find yourself shoulder to shoulder with your favourite star, an Ironman triathlete or a triathlon Hall of Famer. 

WHY WE RIDE

UNITING ON WORLD CANCER DAY

World Cancer Day every 4th February is a day when the world unites to raise cancer awareness, improve education and inspire action from everybody. Whoever you are and whatever you do, share your ‘I Am and I Will‘ commitment and join thousands of supporters around the world this 4th February to show that together, all of our actions matter. See how the world unites on World Cancer Day:

SUPPORTING THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

Throughout the world, a lack of access to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care means that millions of people are dying prematurely. With COVID-19 disrupting and delaying essential cancer services, your support is needed now more than ever. All donations raised through the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge go directly to the Union for International Cancer Control, the world’s oldest and largest cancer fighting organisation. Help by making an individual donation or fundraise among your community, friends and family. Your support will make a critical difference in the global fight against cancer.

TRAIN WITH THE BEST!

I am Fabian Cancellara and I am honored to team up with you to support the global fight against cancer on 4th February.

Ready? Maybe not already, have a look at what I will be doing over the next weeks leading to our World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge event…

Ride On!

THANK YOU!

“Confronted with the unique crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, the inspiring progress that has been made in cancer prevention and treatment is at risk. If we want to see the cancer burden reduced – not increased – in the coming years, we need concerted, collective action by individuals, organisations and governments. We would like to thank everyone for taking part in the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge to play their part in fighting cancer.”

Cary ADAMS, Chief Executive Officer, 

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

TOGETHER, LET’S RIDE ON ZWIFT

  • Join thousands of riders from around the world
  • Take part in a unique, virtual ride, no matter where you are
  • Ride for fun, for your health and from the comfort of your home
  • Test yourself and see how you perform against the pros and celebrities
  • Most of all, do it for a good cause

OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

Show your support with the official World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge cycling jersey and cap, made by Le Col.

Part of the profits from the sale of the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge merchandise go to the Union for International Cancer Control.

DONATE TODAY

It is free to register for the ride, which means that we count on your generous donation to make the biggest difference.

100% of all donations go directly to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) the largest and oldest global cancer-fighting organisation.

UICC unites and supports the global cancer community in its efforts to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity and to ensure that cancer control remains a priority on the global health agenda. Through opportunities such as training and fellowships, UICC gives cancer professionals the best chance of doing a better job tomorrow than they already do today.

CELEBRITY LINE-UP

AND MANY MORE TO COME

FAQ

World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge takes place on World Cancer Day, 4th February 2021.

There are six start time

  • Ride 1 with Chris McCORMACK: 6 pm Eastern Australian Time – Sydney (GMT/UTC +11)
  • Ride 2 with Lucy CHARLES-BARCLAY: 6 pm Singapore Standard Time (GMT/UTC +8)
  • Ride 3 with Fabian CANCELLARA: 6 pm Gulf/UAE Standard Time (GMT/UTC +4)
  • Ride 4 with Yanto BARKER and the Le Col Cycling Club: 6 pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC +0)
  • Ride 5 with Bahrain Victorious Team: 6 pm Eastern Standard Time – New York (GMT/UTC -5)
  • Ride 6: 6 pm Pacific Standard Time – Los Angeles (GMT/UTC -8)

World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge is a virtual ride that takes place online on the Zwift training and racing app. 

In Zwift, you will need to select “World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge” and choose your start time.

There is no entry fee for individual participation. However, you will need to have access to the Zwift app, which costs US$14.99 / £12.99 per month after a 7-day trial period. You can cancel your subscription at any time. 

Companies and organisations entering a corporate team will need to make a minimum donation of €5,000 to support the global fight against cancer. 

For more information, get in touch at info@solidaritychallenge.com

The rides are suitable for all levels of cyclists.

Zwift is a training and racing app that connects to your bike and allows you to ride with cyclists from around the world in a virtual environment.

To participate in the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge, you will need the Zwift app. If you don’t have Zwift, you can easily sign up here for a 7-day free trial. After the free trial period, the app costs US$14.99 / £12.99 per month which can be cancelled at any time.

To get set up on Zwift, you will need: 

  • a bike 
  • a connector compatible with Zwift 
  • a subscription to Zwift
  • a smartphone/tablet/laptop 
  • internet connection.

All funds raised from the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge will benefit the Union for International Cancer Control in supporting the global cancer community.

Working with its 1,200 member organisations around the world, UICC unites and strengthens the voices of the international cancer community, ensures cancer remains a priority on the global health agenda, and through opportunities such as training and fellowships, gives cancer professionals the best chance of doing a better job tomorrow than they already do today.

You can donate online directly here

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