The Royal London Trauma Cyclethon is back!

23 Mar 2017

On Wednesday 17 May 2017 we, along with the Centre for Trauma Sciences and After Trauma, will be hosting the second annual Cyclethon at The Royal London.

Cyclists at the 2017 Trauma Cyclethon Barts Charity cyclethon participants outside Blizard Institute Cyclists at the 2017 Trauma Cyclethon

Last May, 80 members of staff climbed on static cycles and pedalled furiously to celebrate international Trauma Survivors’ Day and to help raise awareness of traumatic injury, the single biggest killer of people under the age of 40 in the UK.

The Royal London is home to the busiest Trauma Centre in Europe, treating thousands of victims of serious injury every year. It leads the way in understanding new, advanced treatments thanks to research into clotting, organ failure and infection.

Recent advances in trauma treatment, such as the setting up of Major Trauma Systems and improvements in blood transfusion practice, have seen big reductions in deaths in recent years. But even more lives can be saved, and outcomes for trauma survivors greatly improved with more research and advances in treatments.

As well as raising awareness of the high incidence of traumatic injury and the experiences of trauma survivors everywhere, there is also the opportunity for family, friends and colleagues to make a donation in support of our riders - 100% of what we receive will go to our trauma appeal.

We'd love to double last year's total of £2,500!

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