On your bike for National Trauma Survivors Day

13 May 2016

On 18th May, Trauma survivors and clinical staff of The Royal London will take on a 12 hour "cyclethon" to celebrate trauma survival.

Barts Charity cyclists in action Barts Charity cyclists in action Dr Simon Harrod cycling Barts Charity cyclethon participants outside Blizard Institute Barts Charity cyclists in action

Update - 19/05/2016: We're excited to say that the fundraising total for Wednesday's event now stands at over £1,400! Thank you to you all for your amazing support - whether you cycled, bought a cake, donated or tweeted, you've all made a big difference. We've added a few pictures from the day below! Watch this space for more details on total distance cycled and the winning team!

Teams of clinicians, former patients, and supporters will be holding a 12-hour cyclethon in the foyer of The Royal London to celebrate National Trauma Survivors Day and to raise money for our Trauma Appeal and the AfterTrauma website that supports trauma survivors.

The Royal London is home to the busiest Trauma Centre in Europe, treating thousands of victims of serious injury every year and 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.

More than 50 people will cycle in shifts between 8am-8pm on static bikes in the foyer of the hospital, collectively aiming to cycle 2,000km – representing the 2,000 people who die from road collisions each year in Britain.

You can support them on the day or by donating online directly to our Trauma appeal to support the riders and trauma survivors.

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