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The fourth Straumann Charity Bike Ride proved a triumph of determination with over 50 riders completing the marathon ride across Italy – raising thousands of pounds for the Mouth Cancer Foundation (MCF).

The intrepid riders managed to cycle an impressive 500 miles in just five days in 35-degree heat, from the picturesque Lake Garda to the Italian capital Rome. Fundraising is already well on the way to reaching the £100,000 target.

Delighted MCF Founder Dr Vinod Joshi, who was there to see the cyclists cross the finish line, said: “I’m so happy and proud of the Straumann charity bike riders – we can’t wait to do something amazing with the funds raised.”

Challenge rider Andy Morton added: “We’ve had some steep and tough climbs along with 35-degree heat to contend with as well as some difficult road conditions. It’s been a phenomenal ride in so many ways.”

MCF trustee Krishan Joshi was thrilled with the success of the event that ran from September 19th to 23rd, saying the money would go towards saving at least one life for every day of the ride.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting those suffering from or at risk of mouth cancer, throat cancer and other head and neck cancers, as well as providing assistance and information on living with mouth cancer for families, friends and carers. To donate to the charity visit:

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