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2 August 2017

Two charity bike rides, £270,000 raised and a proposal in Paris

It’s known as the ‘City of Love’ and Paris certainly lived up to its reputation for one Kent couple following a charity bike ride for Action Medical Research.

Shortly after completing the 300 mile ‘Ziggurat’ cycle from Coulsdon to the French capital, Neil Frost, Site Manager for Brett Landscaping at Cliffe, Sturry & Oare popped the question to his partner Karen Davey!

27 July 2017

The ‘Magnificent Seven’ ride for Action Medical Research

The Magnificent Seven are gearing up forthe Prudential London-Surrey 100

It’s been awarded WorldTour status by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and is attracting some of the biggest names in cycling to the capital, but now the Prudential London-Surrey100 can add the ‘Magnificent Seven’ to its long list of riders.

25 July 2017

#CreamTeas campaign raises over £55,000

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce that its annual #CreamTeas campaign has raised over £55,000!

For the past three years, the charity has organised the annual event encouraging individuals, groups, businesses and schools to take time out and enjoy a delicious treat.

24 July 2017

Berkshire bicyclist prepares to cycle States

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.

19 July 2017

Action Medical Research chosen charity for new family festival in Cambridgeshire

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce it is the chosen charity for the inaugural ‘Hunts Fun Fest’ on Sunday, 27 August.

The event is being held at Huntingdon Racecourse from midday. There will be live music headlined by the band Into The Ark (as seen on The Voice), a vintage car rally and a kids’ inflatable zone! Action’s mascot Paddington Bear™ will also be there soaking up the atmosphere and having his picture taken.

14 July 2017

Action Medical Research gears up for 2 ‘London to Paris’ cycle challenges

With the 2017 Tour de France well underway, children’s charity Action Medical Research is once again giving amateur cyclists the chance to emulate their sporting heroes.

13 July 2017

Determined Hampshire team mate completes South Downs trek one year later

Ahead of this weekend’s Trek the Night: South Downs Way challenge, a team mate from Hampshire has finally completed last year’s walk.

In July 2016, the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce entered a squad for the Action Medical Research event.

11 July 2017

3 July 2017

Race The Sun lands in the Isle of Wight


Following the success of Action Medical Research’s ‘Race The Sun’ series in Brecon Beacons and the Lake District, the charity challenge is just days away from landing in the Isle of Wight!

Teams from across the UK will be converging in Newport on Saturday, 8 July to cycle, trek and canoe their way to victory.

30 June 2017

Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride raises thousands

Davina McCall started the event on 25 June before cycling 68 miles


Davina McCall has heralded her ‘Big Sussex Bike Ride’ a “massive success” for Action Medical Research following the event on Sunday, 25 June.

29 June 2017

Aon Benfield cycle ride set to raise more than £60,000

(L to R: Mike Weeks, Jeremy Lee, Glenn Francis, Toby Russell and Lee Taylor)


Cyclists on a ride organised by Action Medical Research for Aon Benfield are on track to raise more than £60,000 for the children’s charity.

28 June 2017

Paddington Bear's creator Michael Bond passes away

It is with great sadness that Action Medical Research marks the loss of Paddington Bear™ creator Michael Bond CBE. Michael Bond was involved with Action for over 40 years, following a meeting with our founder Duncan Guthrie in 1976, where it was agreed that Paddington would support the charity as its official mascot.

Through this very special relationship with Paddington Bear we have been able to attract thousands of new supporters who together have raised millions of pounds to help sick babies and children.

22 June 2017

The bands are tuning up for Action’s ‘Gig in the Garden’

The music festival season is upon us and ‘Gig in the Garden’ is set to return to Suffolk on 8 July!

14 June 2017

Boardman, Cundy and King confirmed for Champions of CycleSport Dinner

Chris Boardman, MBE, Dani King, MBE & Jody Cundy, OBE 


The countdown is on until Action Medical Research’s ‘Champions of CycleSport Dinner’ supported by Maserati and Garmin.

13 June 2017

Action Medical Research joins forces with One Stop

One Stop stores across the country will once again be helping Action Medical Research raise vital funds this June.

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