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Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour


In May 2016 Herbies will be joining the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour once again as it makes an epic journey - 420 km in  3 days - through Ljubljana, Slovenia where the tour will end in Bologna, Italy.

The entry fee is 250 Euro per rider entry (includes 3 nights’ accommodation, lunch and evening meal, cycle uniform (shirt, shorts and jacket), luggage transportation.

The money raised from the tour will be given to scientists from Madrid’s Complutense University who will be working with GEINO (the Spanish Group of Neuroncological Investigation) to conduct clinical trials in Spring 2016 into the use of cannabinoids to treat glioma (brain tumor) cancer patients.

If you are over 18, have a reasonable level of fitness and want to be part of a great adventure then sign up below and join us on The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour 2016!


Why Sponsor

Cancer is the great leveller - young or old, rich or poor, it doesn't discriminate. We all know someone who has been affected by the disease. The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour believes cannabis could be a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer.

Cannabis has a rich tradition of use as a medicinal plant, but its legal status has meant that there has been relatively little research into its health benefits. However, in recent years scientists have begun to investigate its potential.  

These include the team headed by Dr Manuel Guzman and Dr Guillermo Velasco,  at Madrid's Complutense University. They have been researching the effects of cannabinoids (the active ingredients in cannabis, THC and CBD) on cancer cells.

Their work in the lab over the past 14 years has shown that cannabinoids restrict the growth of tumours (and can even cause them to shrink) and stop cancer cells from migrating to other parts of the body. 


The Cause

We at Herbies believe that the medicinal potential of the cannabis plant needs to be further explored; this is why we are proud to play our part by sponsoring and helping The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour.

Thanks to funding from the bike tour, the Madrid based scientists can take the next step and test their research on brain cancer patients. With the backing of the Spanish Organisation of Neuro-Oncologists (GEINO) clinical trials involving 30 - 40 patients in a handful of Spanish hospitals are set to begin later this year.

The scientists and GEINO are confident these trials will provide real evidence that cannabinoids, used in conjunction with other anti-cancer agents, can be a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer.

These trials will cost between €220,000 and €250,000, which is why the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour needs your help! Your donation will help the MCBT to fund these trials.


Sponsorship of The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour raises money for:

1)Medical cannabis research. Our sponsorship will help fund independent studies by doctors and scientists (at Madrid’s Complutense University) who are combining cannabinoids with existing anti-cancer drugs.

2) Legal rights. Working with ICAM (International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines), the bike tour supports legal efforts to achieve equal rights for medical cannabis users at The European Court of Human Rights.

3) Medical cannabis awareness. Through the bike ride Herbies will be contributing to help challenge popular misconceptions about cannabis, by associating it with a healthy activity. Coverage of the bike tour also raises public and media awareness and brings attention to our cause.


Thank You
Everyone at Herbies would like to thank all the people who donate to the cause. We would also like to thank all the volunteers and the riders who have ridden , and will ride again this year in the tour.

Herbie is thinking of you and will be there to share the pain and the glory of completing the tour! 

For more information visit www.medicalcannabis-biketour.com


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