Press release

Having raised £230,000 in 2012, Action declares registrations open for UK End2End 2013

14 September 2012

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is inviting all cycling enthusiasts to sign up for the ultimate British cycling challenge, pedalling from Lands End to John O’ Groats in August next year.

The event in May 2012 raised over £230,000 for the charity.

Cyclists riding the 1,000-mile UK End2End challenge from 16 – 26 August 2013 will spend between eight and nine hours in the saddle travelling around 100 miles a day for nine days solid.

Emma Bazely, Challenge Events Fundraiser Action Medical Research says: “This is your chance to sign up for an iconic event, the ultimate in biking challenges! It’s your chance to push yourself to the limit in an exciting, well-supported and unforgettable experience, and all for a good cause. We want this year’s event to be bigger, better and more competitive than ever so do join us.”

Cyclists participating in the UK End2End ride will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children.

Action Medical Research is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012 and since 1952 has spent more than £100 million on research that has helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth, and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.

To sign up for UK End2End visit www.action.org.uk/E2E2013

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Hi-res images can be downloaded using the links below:

Cyclists from 2012
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/group_cycling.jpg

For general information about UK End2End please contact:

Emma Bazeley, Challenge Events Fundraiser
T 01403 327442
E ebazeley@action.org.uk

For further press information on Action Medical Research cycling events and accompanying photography, please contact:

Prarthana Rao, Senior Press and PR Officer
T 01403 327480
E prao@action.org.uk
W action.org.uk

Follow us on Twitter at @actionmedres

Action Medical Research has more than 30 years experience in organising successful bike rides. Routes are monitored and clearly signposted. Snack and lunch stops are provided and medical and mechanical staff are on hand at all times.


Other Action events in 2013 -

• London 2 Paris: 17 – 21 July 2013 cycle 300 miles from London to Paris

• 3 Cities: 15 – 19 May 2013 cycle 310 miles from London to Amsterdam to Brussels


Action Medical Research - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children - is celebrating 60 years of vital research in 2012. We’ve been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 and have spent more than £100 million on research that has helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. Today, we continue to find and fund the very best medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability. We want to make a difference in:

• tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
• helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
• targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

But there is still so much more to do. Make 2012 a special year and help fund more life-changing research for some of the UK’s sickest babies and children.