It is back by popular demand - Le Tour de Balls Deux

Le Tour de Balls is back and is It’s in the Bag key fundraising event for 2019 but along the way our brave cyclists will be raising awareness of testicular cancer by touring the South West of England, From Bodmin to Bristol.

Taking place 4th - 6th May 2019

Up to 30 experienced riders, will cycle 300 miles in 3 days. This wonderful group are made up of cancer survivors, their families,  doctors and great It's in the Bag supporters. 

First Day: Bodmin to Minehead, stopping at Week St Mary; Torrington and Barnstaple

Second Day: Minehead to Chippenham, stopping at Bawdrip; Cheddar & Bathampton

Third Day: Chippenham to Frampton Cotterell (route to be confirmed)

The event will culminate  with a final ride on Bank Holiday Monday (6th May 2019) and a big party at The Globe Frampton Cotterell.

Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in men aged between 15-45 years.

Approximately 240 young men in the South West (Hereford to Truro) are diagnosed with the cancer each year (2,400 diagnosed across the UK as a whole), with early diagnosis  key to effective treatment and survival.  As 98% of young men diagnosed with testicular cancer are cured, raising awareness of the disease  and encouraging men to check their testicles on a monthly basis is essential. 

It's in the Bag

We provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer (germ cell) in the South-West, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond.

It’s in the Bag is run by a group of survivors with support from specialist NHS staff. We have three simple aims:

Support:
Being diagnosed with testicular cancer and going through treatment is a huge challenge – physically, mentally and emotionally. We provide a range of activities and initiatives to help men through this tough time.

Awareness:
We teach men the importance of checking their balls regularly and taking any issues straight to their GP. Spreading this knowledge promotes earlier diagnosis, which often means simpler, more effective treatment and better chances of a cure.

Survival:
With UK cure rates for testicular cancer running above 98%, we focus on survival – helping guys tackle the emotional and practical impact of cancer, both during treatment and into their lives after.

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