IN Yorkshire and the Humber, around 14,000 people are killed each year by heart and circulatory disease and over 600,000 people are living with its burden. The need to fund lifesaving research into these devastating conditions is urgent.

We are calling on your readers to join the fight against heart disease by taking part in our Heart of York Bike Ride on Sunday, September 3.

With less than two weeks to go before the event, don’t miss out on the chance to sign up to the challenge. Every mile you ride, and every pound you donate, could help us save lives.

The event will see floods of people uniting in the fight against heart disease as they cycle either a 22 or 40-mile circular route from the city of York and through the countryside of North Yorkshire. There’s always a fantastic atmosphere and the event is suitable for all abilities and anyone aged 14 and over.

For every mile you cycle, you will be helping fund our pioneering research, which will benefit the estimated seven million people living with heart and circulatory disease across the UK. What better feeling is there?

If you’re feeling inspired to help us stop heart disease in its tracks, visit

JANE HORSNELL BHF Fundraising Manager for North Yorkshire