Film and TV actor Enzo Cilenti is encouraging people to Pedal for Parkinson's in 2016 as registration opens today.
Pedal for Parkinson's is made up of 4 exciting cycling events:
- Stratford-upon-Avon - 12 June 2016
- Harrogate - 3 July 2016
- Stirling - 7 August 2016
- Isle of Wight - 18 September 2016
Something to suit everyone
All 4 events offer a variety of route distances and are designed for cyclists of all ages and abilities. And for the first time, the Harrogate event will host a Walk for Parkinson's on the same day at the same venue.
The entry fee is £20 for adults, and £10 for 11-15 year olds. There is no minimum sponsorship required to take part, but we hope to raise over £140,000 from the four events, so suggest cyclists aim to raise at least £100.
I know first-hand just how shocking a diagnosis can be, and how people, including my dad, struggle with the condition day to day.
All cyclists will receive an exclusive Pedal for Parkinson's finisher's medal.
"A great way to exercise and raise vital funds"
Following his father's diagnosis with Parkinson's in 2012, Enzo, recently seen in Game of Thrones, has become a keen supporter of Parkinson's UK, taking part in numerous cycle challenges for us, including climbing to the top of Mount Ventoux in France on a tandem with his father, Pietro, in 2015.
So far he has raised almost £14,000.
Enzo, who is the Champion of Cycling for Parkinson's UK in 2016, explains: "My father and I like to cycle as much as we can. He finds that exercise like cycling helps him manage his symptoms, so we often go out on a tandem, which is a great way to spend time together.
"I know first-hand just how shocking a diagnosis can be, and how people, including my dad, struggle with the condition day to day.
"That's why I want to encourage as many people as possible to Pedal for Parkinson's UK in 2016 – it's a great way to exercise and raise vital funds at the same time."
Find out more
You can also call the Parkinson's UK Events team on 020 7963 9312 or email [email protected]