Matt Hampson Foundation Charity Fun Cycle Ride – Get Busy Cycling

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Get Busy Cycling to support Matt Hampson Foundation

The Matt Hampson Foundation is hosting its first-ever mass participation cycling event on Saturday 2nd September 2023.

Inspired by Matt Hampson’s ‘Get Busy Living’ message and organised in support of the Foundation’s work with young people seriously injured through sport, the inaugural Charity Fun Cycle Ride will allow riders to choose between routes of 20, 40 and 75 miles based on the roads surrounding the Get Busy Living Centre at Burrough-on-the-Hill in rural Leicestershire.

The entry fee includes a cycling shirt plus professional event organisation, full signage on three routes, mechanical support, feed stations and chip-timing for all riders, with participants setting off in groups of similar ability.

Car-parking is available at the starting venue at Burrough Court where riders can also enjoy tea or coffee and bacon sandwiches before they set off, and there are refreshments at the finish line at the iconic Get Busy Living Centre where friends and family will welcome everyone home.

Riders are requested to raise sponsorship for the Matt Hampson Foundation which inspires and supports young people seriously injured through sport at the Get Busy Living Centre, providing expert physiotherapy, specialist personal training, mentoring and advice to help people with life-changing injuries.

The Get Busy Centre opened in 2018 as the brainchild of Matt Hampson, a rugby player with Leicester Tigers and England Under-20s who experienced a life-changing injury which left him paralysed from the neck down and breathing via a ventilator. Rather than lament what he’d lost, Matt instead decided to focus on the things he could still do and to get busy living. He established the Matt Hampson Foundation in 2011 to help others receive the support they need to rebuild their lives after suffering similar catastrophic injuries through sport.

Beneficiaries of the Foundation are able to draw on the experience and knowledge of people who have been on the same journey. They develop the tools and skills they need to move on as they start to rebuild their lives. The centre becomes a place where they can be part of a strong and active social scene and eventually beneficiaries become the ones providing support to others. This is a huge part of their rehabilitation and being able to help others provides a real sense of purpose and identity.

Matt was awarded an OBE in 2021 for his incredible achievements.

Ride alongside family, friends, clubmates or work colleagues at the Matt Hampson Foundation Charity Fun Cycle Ride this September.

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