Press releases archive
6 September 2013
Children’s charity Action Medical Research is teaming up with CyclingBuddy, a free web community that allows members to find other members to go cycling with. The partnership will give Action event participants access to a great free tool to help with training, preparation and all round enjoyment of cycling.
2 September 2013
Just a few years ago, James Randell exceeded the upper weight limit on his bathroom scales and could barely ride a bike to the end of his street. Now the 28-year-old from Gloucester (Abbeymead) plans to cycle more than 300 miles in just 24 hours when he takes part in the RIDE24 endurance race this weekend.
27 August 2013
New mum Antoniya Georgieva will be riding the Bucks 100 cycle challenge for children’s charity Action Medical Research. The Bucks 100 will start out from the stunning Waddesdon Manor on Sunday 15 September, taking riders through the beautiful countryside of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.
Antoniya gave birth to her first child, Dominik, in November 2012. Recently back on her bike after nearly a year out of the saddle, she is slowly ramping up her weekend rides preparing for the 47 mile route option she has chosen.
20 August 2013
Paddington Bear was guest of honour at a new Family Fun Day held at the Cambridge Belfry in Cambourne on Sunday (18 August). The event raised vital funds and awareness for children’s charity Action Medical Research.
12 August 2013
It’s been a glorious summer of cycling so far and children’s charity Action Medical Research is offering road riders of all abilities nine more reasons to get on their bikes and join one of its late season RIDE100 events. The popular series of one-day regional UK rides runs throughout August and September, with rides taking place in the north, south, east and west.
26 July 2013
Push your riding to the limits on this new 100 mile sportive with a difference – a closed circuit: no cars, no hills, no stress, just ride!
The new traffic-free Thruxton 100 will allow its riders to be purely cycling focused; working hard to log a top time. 100 miles is approximately 42 circuits of the Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire, and all riders will be timed.
A team from Southampton shipping company Huelin-Renouf will be continuing the cycling buzz, following last week’s Tour de France finale, when they take on a 24-hour non-stop endurance cycle race in September.
RIDE24 is organised by children’s charity Action Medical Research. This year’s ride takes place at a new venue, the famous Thruxton Motor Circuit, Andover, on Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 September and will be run under British Cycling Regulations.
24 July 2013
Joanna Rowsell MBE, team GB cyclist, world record holder and Olympic gold medallist, will join cyclists riding for children’s charity Action Medical Research in the first Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 4 August.
22 July 2013
Children’s charity Action Medical Research is asking local businesses to support its annual Peter James Golf Classic at Haywards Heath Golf Club on 11 September.
Now in its fifth year, the event is hosted by international best-selling crime author Peter James and raises vital funds to help sick and disabled babies and children.
18 July 2013
Forme Bikes, working in close conjunction with Action Medical Research, is offering cyclists the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a limited edition, hand-built, top of the range bicycle.
The magnificent machine is currently valued at around £7,000 and can be yours for just the price of a £10 raffle ticket. The winner will be drawn at the Champions of CycleSport dinner at the Hurlington Club, London, 28 November 2013.
16 July 2013
Almost 400 cyclists will be setting out on a 300-mile London to Paris bike ride tomorrow (Wednesday 17 July) to coincide with the finale of the 100th Tour de France and help raise around £600,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.
Riders will leave from Tower Bridge, passing through South East London and into the Kent countryside as they head towards Dover. Another group will leave from Chessington and head through Surrey and Hampshire down to Portsmouth where they will travel to Caen.
11 July 2013
BBC commentator Simon Brotherton will host a live auction full of highly coveted cycling lots at the Champions of CycleSport Dinner in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. Tables are currently on sale for the event, which is attended by some of the biggest names on two wheels and supported by online retailer Wiggle, to be held on 28 November at London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club.
5 July 2013
Action Medical Research, the UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies and children, has today announced it is funding three new Research Training Fellowships worth more than £470,000.
1 July 2013
Researchers in Cambridge are searching for a way to identify which children with sickle cell disease are also at risk of kidney disease, which they are prone to developing as they get older. If spotted early, children can benefit from intensive treatment to protect them from kidney failure.
Around one baby in every 1,900 born in the UK has sickle cell disease.1 Their futures are hard to predict. Some have relatively few symptoms, whereas others experience serious problems including repeated attacks of intense pain, infections and, eventually, organ failure.
28 June 2013
Dr Rebecca Hill, of the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, is running the 2013 BUPA Great North Run to help children’s charity Action Medical Research to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.