Today the charity’s Co-Founder, Krishan Joshi picked up a cheque for a whopping £72,228.31 from Straumann UK’s Managing Director, Steve Booth, for the company’s successful charity bike ride. 

The fourth Straumann Charity Bike Ride proved a resounding triumph, with over 50 riders completing the gruelling 500-miles-in-five-day challenge in Italy to achieve the incredible fundraising total.

It has been reported that the 80-mile first stage of the ride from Riva del Garda to Mantova challenged the riders with a 7,600ft climb, then from Mantova to Bologna was another 80-mile struggle. Undeterred by soaring heat, the riders overcame more punishing hills on the third stage, travelling 98 miles from Bologna to Radda in Chianti and climbing a remarkable 8,635ft. Passing through some breath-taking scenery, stage four took the group from Radda to Magliano. The final stage of the epic journey saw the exhausted riders face more demanding climbs across the 103 miles to the finish line in the ancient Italian capital city of Rome.

Krishan says “We are incredibly grateful for the efforts of Straumann and all the cyclists.  The Mouth Cancer Foundation believes in saving and improving lives.  We want to improve support for patients, carers and survivors.  We have a big vision we are going to drive forward and thanks to the encouragement and support Straumann have given to our charity, we are really looking forward to using the funds they have raised to help at the grassroots level UK-wide.”