Many thanks and congratulations to all who joined us for the Essex 100 on Sunday 31 August. A great day in the saddle for all who took part!
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Outstanding sponsorship can be sent to: Essex 100, Action Medical Research, Vincent House, Horsham, Sussex, RH12 2DP. We really appreciate the effort that goes into raising every penny - thank you.
Our Action DIVA Essex charity bike ride is calling all women to join the fun and take on this fabulous road cycling experience to help raise funds for sick babies and children. We’re passionate about cycling and thousands of cyclists return year after year to take part in our expertly delivered charity rides. We know that undertaking your first distance ride can be a nerve-racking experience so that is why we’ve created Action DIVA, a wonderful 38 mile route which will be taking place on the same day as our well established Essex 100 event.
The Essex 100 offers a number of route options but if you are new to cycling then we recommend this 39 mile option which will take you through the quiet villages and farmlands of north Essex and its beautifully undulating terrain. We promise you a great day in the saddle and our friendly team will be on hand to look after you.
We want to gather as many DIVA riders as possible for a special women-only send off on the 38 mile route. This is still a tough challenge so get your girl friends on board, sign up early and plan your training.
If you are a more experienced rider then Essex 100 event also offers a our Classic 68 mile route or the more challenging Champion route at 104 miles! If you feel up for the challenge then please join us. The longer distances will not have dedicated women-only start times – but we will still treat you like a lady!
"I've been involved with Action since I was a child and as a recent convert to road cycling I can’t think of a better way to support my favourite charity. It's going to be a fun day out and a great way to help such a special charity raise much-needed funds."
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Very premature birth
"You don’t realise until you’ve gone through premature birth how quickly it call all go wrong, and how lucky you are when it goes right," says mum Meg whose twin boys were born at just 31 weeks.