Spin for Stroke is a great way for you to cycle while raising vital funds for the Stroke Association.
Across the UK there are 1.3 million stroke survivors who need our support now more than ever.
Simply decide where you’ll do your cycle. You might choose to cycle from the comfort of your own living room, around a local park or perhaps to the shops. Wherever you choose to Spin for Stroke, we ask that you continue to follow the most up to date government advice in your area - England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Jersey - and only take part if you feel able to.
Next up to decide on how far you’ll cycle; will it be 25, 50 or 100 miles. Once you’ve decided you’re ready to get cycling. Our pack will guide you through Spin for Stroke challenge too.
Why your fundraising is so important
Coronavirus is a crisis for everyone. But we're determined that stroke survivors won't also experience a crisis in their recovery.
We need to be there for people affected by stroke who are feeling isolated and alone in their stroke recovery. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many vulnerable stroke survivors and carers are now more isolated than ever before, feeling lonely and hopeless.
There are over 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK, with 100,000 strokes striking a year – that’s one stroke every 5 minutes.
- £14.40 provides telephone befriending support to a stroke survivor for 12 weeks.
- £56 could cover the costs of setting up a new volunteer, so they are ready to support voluntary groups in their community.
- £80 could pay for a stroke survivor to attend a six-week computer course, a vital communication tool to aid recovery and beyond.
- £150 could help pay for research into new stroke treatments, as we did with thrombolysis - a clot-busting drug that returns the blood supply to the brain that has transformed the outcomes of stroke survivors who have received it.