Bike & Hike Ibiza 2025
In April 2025, we will be jetting off to Ibiza to take on a mental and physical challenge – a walk or cycle ride around the beautiful Spanish island.
Come join us and support SameYou in creating the missing emotional and mental health recovery services essential for survivors and their families.
Date: 25-27th April 2025
Fundraising target: £1750
Challenge: Hike (25km - 12.5 per day) or Bike (140km for the short course, 200km for the long course over 2 days)
If you are ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure and make a positive impact for the 1 in 3 who will experience a brain injury in their lifetime, sign up below:
We have a number of sponsorship opportunities linked to this event, to find out more contact [email protected]
Why fundraising for SameYou was magical for Tobias
Fundraiser Tobias Hassels said he experienced a special, defining moment as he finished SameYou’s 120km Cycle Ibiza challenge, which was his first sports event after suffering a brain injury. The chef and musician, who had to learn to walk, eat and talk again after a devastating aneurysm, signed up to the event in April as he thought it was a chance to reconnect with his injury and tell his story publicly as he fundraised. Read more here
Emilia Clarke MBE helped to smash the stigma around brain injury in young adults after speaking publicly about surviving two brain haemorrhages – which led to thousands of young survivors around the world finally speaking out about their own battles and revealing that access to rehabilitation is shockingly inadequate and it must be made available to those who need it.
SameYou’s mission is to pilot recovery innovations that bring immediate benefits to brain injury survivors and their families. It operates with a small team and works with powerful partners globally to launch ground-breaking therapies and lead vital research into brain injury that wouldn’t be funded otherwise.
Why Brain Injury?
1 in 3 people will be affected by a brain injury at some point in their lifetime.
Brain injury is one of the biggest - yet most neglected - global health challenges we face. At least 2.5 million people in the UK and 155 million people globally live with the consequences of brain injury - more than with breast cancer or dementia. With ageing populations, that number is set to double by 2035.
Brain injury affects the whole person - brain, body and spirit - and survivors have complex recovery needs.
Despite advances in our understanding of the brain, effective treatment and support for people with brain injury remains poor, with nearly half of all survivors feeling abandoned after leaving the hospital. The devastating personal, societal and economic consequences of brain injury demand that we do better.
April 25, 2025 at 6:00pm - April 27, 2025