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Berkshire bicyclist prepares to cycle States

Posted: 24 July 2017 09:27 am
Graham Macgregor-Smith will set off from San Francisco on 29 July A 54-year-old man from Berkshire’s preparing to cycle 3,200 miles across the United States of America for Action Medical Research. Graham Macgregor-Smith, who was born and raised in Worcestershire, will set off from San Francisco Bay Area, California on 29 July and will...

Chris Boardman and Paddington Bear™ prepare for Eroica Britannia

Posted: 8 June 2017 10:10 am
Two of Action Medical Research’s most ardent celebrity supporters are getting ready for this year’s Eroica Britannia festival.   The family-friendly event is being held near Friden Grange in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire between 16 – 18 June. As well as live music, award-winning food and shopping there will also be...

Cycling Club Celebrates Fundraising Milestone

Posted: 11 May 2017 09:39 am
Kevin Dunn, a married father of two from Bristol, has helped raise more than £40,000 for Action Medical Research after creating his own cycling club. ‘BS10’ was launced in 2015.  The 38-year-old has always been interested in sport. He once enjoyed a trial at ‘Bristol City’ and has also laced up his rugby...

Children’s charity seeks riders for Essex 100 cycle challenge

Posted: 18 April 2017 15:06 pm
Knight Group, the construction contractor with head offices in Kelvedon, has announced its support for children's charity Action Medical Research. The company has named Action its charity of the year and will also sponsor the Essex 100 cycling challenge. Employees from Knight Group will be volunteering on the day of the Essex 100 and will be...

Action Medical Research launches Easter giveaway for cyclists

Posted: 7 April 2017 14:48 pm
Children’s charity Action Medical Research is launching an Easter giveaway on Monday, 10 April, to promote its popular RIDE100 events this summer. It is offering cycling fans 20% off the series using code SPRING17 at the checkout and the chance to win a Vitus Razor Road Bike worth £449.99. Each entry to the series between 10th - 23rd...

Father and son charity cycling dynamic duo

Posted: 6 April 2017 15:10 pm
A father and son cycling duo from Woodbridge, Charles and Thomas Liddy, are together taking on the Suffolk Sunrise 100 ride, on Sunday 7 May 2017. The organiser of the hugely popular ride, children's charity Action Medical Research, is making a special dispensation for Thomas, who is 12, as the minimum age is usually 16. They will ride the Classic...

Pair get set to tackle epic Alpine ride in aid of children’s charity

Posted: 20 January 2017 16:46 pm
A Salisbury father-of-two is getting ready for one of Europe’s toughest mountain bike races later this year to raise funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research. Lee Johnson will be heading to Montgenèvre in July for the week-long Alps Epic in a bid to raise thousands of pounds to save and change the lives of sick and...

Action Medical Research launches toughest cycling challenge to date

Posted: 2 December 2016 10:43 am
Children’s charity Action Medical Research is looking for the UK’s toughest cyclists to take part in its most extreme cycling challenge yet. The brand new Orobus challenge on Sunday, 13 August 2017, will push even the most experienced sportive riders to their limits on a route from Bath to London… and back again. The 250-...

Action Medical Research launches Blue and Pink event sale

Posted: 24 November 2016 09:49 am
Children’s charity Action Medical Research has launched a Blue and Pink Sale offering up to 50 per cent off its 2017 events! The alternative to Black Friday will see fantastic discounts on the charity’s fundraising events so sign up today and join the fight for little lives. The Blue and Pink Sale includes: 20 per cent off the...

Aon Benfield ride set to raise £60,000 for children’s charity

Posted: 18 July 2016 14:21 pm
Cyclists on a ride organised by Action Medical Research for Aon Benfield are on track to raise £60,000 for the children’s charity. The Aon Benfield Summer Charity Bike Ride on Monday, 4 July, saw 200 riders tackle challenging 50-mile and 100-mile courses in the New Forest. The fundraising has been boosted by a £38,000 donation from...

Charity offers discounted Peterborough 100 places to Kilo To Go riders

Posted: 29 April 2016 08:18 am
Action Medical Research is offering riders who’ve lost their places on Kilo To Go’s Flatout in the Fens the chance to join its Peterborough 100 for just £10. If you missed out on your place on KTG’s Flatout in the Fens on 3 July, you could still enjoy a route which takes in the stunning scenery of the Cambridgeshire...

Pippa swaps her wheelchair for two wheels to ride in Rohan’s memory

Posted: 25 April 2016 07:56 am
A Tamworth woman has been inspired to swap four wheels for two to tackle a 20-mile bike ride in memory of her friend’s son. Pippa Bellis, who has athetoid cerebral palsy, meaning all four of her limbs have involuntary movements, will be cycling from Markeaton Park to Elvaston Castle and back again on Sunday, 8 May, in aid of UK-wide children...

Willmott Dixon to ride for a reason while showcasing rich history

Posted: 12 April 2016 08:32 am
Construction and property development company Willmott Dixon will be taking people back to where it all started for the inaugural Willmott Dixon Classic in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. The company is aiming to raise £50,000 on Friday, 23 September, with up to 200 riders completing a route across Hertfordshire and south...

Be in it to win it with Action Medical Research’s Black Friday giveaway

Posted: 23 November 2015 10:23 am
Children’s charity Action Medical Research has launched a Black Friday giveaway to encourage riders to join one of its popular RIDE100 events next summer. Sign up to Action Medical Research’s RIDE100 series on Friday, 27 November, and you could win one of five amazing prize bundles. Among the goodies you can win is a Garmin VIRB X...

Garmin ride raises £35,000 for Action Medical Research

Posted: 23 October 2015 14:05 pm
Cyclists on a ride organised by Action Medical Research for Garmin have raised more than £35,000 for the children’s charity. The Garmin Ride Out 2015, on Friday, 4 September, saw a select group of Garmin customers join the Cannondale-Garmin’s professional cycling team for a fundraising ride in the New Forest. Each cyclist paid...

Action Medical Research launches new European ride

Posted: 16 October 2015 08:23 am
A new challenge with children’s charity Action Medical Research offers cyclists the chance to tackle the hairpin bends of a famous Tour de France climb – just days after seeing the race peloton arrive into Paris. Action Medical Research’s 2016 route from Paris to Geneva will give 50 riders the opportunity to catch the finale of...

‘Anything is possible’ as Chris begins ride across America

Posted: 17 July 2015 09:11 am
Big-hearted Billericay resident Chris Armishaw will be tackling the ride of his life this month when he heads to North America for a 3,000-mile challenge. Chris, whose motto is ‘anything is possible’, is aiming to complete his epic endeavour from Washington DC to San Francisco in just 15 days and raise at least £10,000 for children...

Cyclist to tackle Essex 100 ride - one year on from heart surgery

Posted: 10 July 2015 09:23 am
Cycling challenge the Essex 100 ride will take place through the stunning North Essex countryside later this summer and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the event on Sunday, 20 September. The ride offers three options: a Cool 37-mile route for those new to cycling or who haven’t had much...

Charity seeks riders for Legenderry cycle challenge sponsored by Donnelly Group

Posted: 16 June 2015 09:06 am
Action Medical Research has launched an exciting new ride in Derry and the children’s charity is on the hunt for 100 riders to sign up now for the Legenderry ride. The format for the tour on Sunday, 16 August, is simple: 100 cyclists, a £10 entry fee, the commitment to raise a minimum of £100. Riders can cycle with former professional...

Sponsor unveiled for champions’ interviews at star-studded cycling event

Posted: 8 June 2015 08:08 am
Stars of the cycling world are lining up to take their seats at Action Medical Research’s sixth annual Champions of CycleSport Dinner. Ambassador for the children’s charity Chris Boardman MBE will be joined by Sir Dave Brailsford CBE, Rochelle Gilmore, Rob Hales and Jody Cundy MBE, as well as cycling’s much-loved TV pundit Ned...

Ron returns to two wheels after 50 years to ride for a reason

Posted: 21 May 2015 14:11 pm
Wrexham resident Ron Hughes is getting on his bike to tackle a 296-mile ride from London to Paris this summer – after not cycling for more than 50 years. Ron, from Gwersyllt, signed up for the children’s charity’s iconic challenge after being persuaded by pal Keith Corbett, a three-time veteran of the ride, to take part. After...

Skating legend Jayne Torvill saddles up to join Davina on charity ride

Posted: 15 May 2015 08:19 am
Jayne Torvill is swapping her ice skates for two wheels after signing up to join our celebrity Ambassador Davina McCall at her charity bike ride in aid of Action Medical Research. The skating superstar will join the charity’s ambassador to raise funds for sick babies and children at Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride on 7 June. The race,...

Action launches unique end-of-season London to Paris ride

Posted: 11 May 2015 11:17 am
Children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling all keen riders to end the cycling season in style with its brand new London to Paris ride in September. With its iconic London to Paris bike ride each July already a confirmed success, Action has launched a new end of season tour from 9-13 September 2015 to tempt tour aficionados and novices...

Saddle up for THE star-studded cycling event of the year!

Posted: 30 April 2015 16:04 pm
Action Medical Research will be taking things up a gear when it hosts the cycling event of the year to celebrate all things cycling and mark another successful season of high-profile rides. The children’s charity will once again raise vital funds while celebrating its passion for cycling at the star-studded sixth annual Champions of CycleSport...

Riding for a reason

Posted: 21 April 2015 15:30 pm
Up until around five years ago, Chris Hollister admits that he was ‘unfit, a smoker and a couch potato’. That all changed when his partner Catherine fell pregnant – he stopped smoking and started jogging regularly, gradually increasing his fitness. Then everything came to a crashing halt for nearly eight months as tragedy struck. When...
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