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Jul
27
2017

RideLondon 2018 – ride for Mental Health research!

Are you up for a challenge? Do you want to raise money for life-saving mental health research?  McPin has places for RideLondon 2018 and we would love for you to join our team. Over the last three years our riders have raised thousands of pounds to support life-saving mental health research, and had great fun doing it. This year with your help we want to raise even more. If you are interested please email contact@mcpin.org

Why Ride for McPin?

Over 6,000 people die from suicide each year in the UK and the numbers are increasing. Many more people suffer from suicidal thoughts or self-harm. Hundreds of thousands of people lose friends or family. We are determined to help fund research that will save and improve lives. You can read more about the projects we have funded here.

One in ten young people are experiencing mental health problems at any one time, and over half of people who develop mental health problems during their lives will first experience problems as a child. That is why McPin is leading a ground breaking collaboration “Right People, Right Questions” to let young people, and the people who care for them tell researchers what questions about they want answering about mental health.

We promise that every penny you raise will go to funding research. Our administration costs are covered by the funds we received when the foundation was created.

Seeing Trafalgar Square was joyous…

Seeing all those people, happy, doing something important to them, for a variety of reasons, was great.  I felt good about raising money for mental health research, and being upfront to my friends and colleagues that mental health is something that people can talk about. I know exercise doesn’t help everyone… But I do know it works for me.

Evan on riding for McPin in 2016

McPin Jersey

What do I need to do?

All we ask is that you commit to raising a minimum of £500. You will also of course need to be ready to put in the training to be able to complete the event. In return, as well as the knowledge that you are helping to fund life-saving research you will receive a McPin cycling jersey, our support in publicising your fundraising, and an invitation to our celebratory picnic at the end of the event.

If you are interested or would like more information please email contact@mcpin.org

Places will fill up quickly!

I already have a place through the public ballot, can I still ride for McPin?

You are more than welcome to join the team, just drop an email to contact@mcpin.org

 

 

I don’t fancy RideLondon but I am up for another challenge – can I do that for McPin? 

Definitely – we’ll post details of other challenges on our fundraising page, or if you have an idea of what you would like to do please drop us an email to contact@mcpin.org