Are you a runner or a cyclist?

3 June 2015        

Two women running

Summer is upon us and it's the time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. We looked at people taking part in challenge events for us this summer and have seen an interesting split between men and women. 

With a high percentage of our challenge events taking place in the South East of England; we looked at who stepped up to the challenge of helping to fund the fight against heart disease. 

Men vs. women

Our analysis revealed that men are more likely to jump on their bikes, whereas women would rather lace up their trainers and take on a running challenge to raise funds for us. In 2014 women represented over half of participants in our six running events in the South East of England. 

Of the ten cycling events we have to offer across the South East, men prevailed. Over 85% of participants were male in our three off-road cycling events, including the London to Paris, South Downs Way and London to Southend bike rides.

Take on an event

Join the thousands of runners, hikers and cyclists and take part in one of our challenge events across the UK to help us continue our life saving work. Whether you walk, run or cycle this summer, the money you help raise will fund vital research which is improving the lives of those affected by heart disease every day.

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