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19 July 2018

Swindon cyclists gear up for European charity challenge

670 miles is a long way to cycle. 

But that’s exactly how far Dan Sinclair and his teammates will be riding when they tackle the London-Paris-Geneva bike ride for Action Medical Research.

“It’s definitley going to be a challenge” admits the 29-year-old, “but Shaun and I rode the London-Paris leg last year, so I know what I’m getting myself into!”

Derbyshire man gears up for London to Paris 2018

Jeremy Bacon is a keen cyclist.

The 52-year-old from Ashbourne is a keen member of the local cycling club and will be representing Team GB later this year in the UCI World Amateur Road Race in the Italian Lake District.

All of which will certainly help his next charity challenge in the saddle as he prepares to cycle from London to Paris for Action Medical Research.

10 July 2018

Dave Waterman prepares for Trek The Night: South Downs Way

Fresh from his Virgin Money London Marathon run, Dave Waterman is preparing for yet another endurance charity challenge.

3 July 2018

Horsham squash players raise around £1,000 for Action Medical Research

If you’ve ever played squash you’ll know how frantic and fast-paced the sport can be.

Spare a thought then for Andy Hodson 44 and Steve Atterbury 58 who took on a marathon charity challenge last Friday (29 June).

26 June 2018

Sun set to shine for Suffolk charity music festival


The sun is shining (for now!) and people in Suffolk will once again get the chance to make the most of the sizzling temperatures with a fabulous family-friendly music festival!

Gig in the Garden’ returns to Mendlesham next weekend (Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 July).

14 June 2018

Ultra endurance athlete Mark Beaumont gears up for an evening in Dorset

Mark Beaumont likes to cycle. A lot.

The 35-year-old athlete, broadcaster and ambassador has become something of a household name having twice broken the World Record for circumnavigating the globe!

And on Thursday 21 June, ‘An Evening With Mark Beaumont’ is coming to The Exchange in Sturminster Newton with proceeds going to children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Paddington™ Shop at Paddington Station helps raise £50,000 for Action

Action Medical Research for children is delighted to announce that the Paddington™ Shop at Paddington Station has helped raise more than £50,000 for the charity.

Jackie Tyson, Retail Director of the Paddington Shop was recently awarded a certificate to mark the momentous occasion: “I’m absolutely thrilled” admits the longstanding employee from Beckenham, Kent.

12 June 2018

Davina’s 2018 Big Sussex Bike Ride was the ‘friendliest’


TV presenter and Action Ambassador Davina McCall has confirmed this year’s ‘Big Sussex Bike Ride’ as the “friendliest”.

In an Instagram post published shortly after the event on Sunday 10 June, the TV host said:

Melton Mowbray man prepares for Trossachs Ton in memory of lost daughter


Ashley Sole is gearing up for a 75 mile bike ride in Scotland.

The 32-year-old from Melton Mowbray is taking part in the ‘Trossachs Ton’ fundraiser on Sunday 17 June.

4 June 2018

Why lupus affects more girls than boys: researchers step closer to finding answers



4 June 2018

Scientists at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology at UCL, UCLH and GOSH are looking at the possible differences between boys’ and girls’ immune responses before and after puberty for the first time in their quest to understand more about devastating rare disease lupus.

1 June 2018

Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride returns 10 June!

Hundreds of cyclists will once again be joining TV presenter and Action Medical Research supporter Davina McCall in Sussex.

The annual fundraising bike ride will see people riding from the East Sussex National Golf Club, Uckfield on Sunday 10 June.

24 May 2018

Life-saving cyclist from Warrington rides Suffolk Sunrise for man he saved

Just over a year ago Paul Humphreys saved a man’s life.

The 32-year-old from Warrington was driving on the A14 near Cambridge when the car in front swerved and hit the central reservation a number of times before finally coming to a stop.

15 May 2018

Around a thousand cyclists gear up for charity bike ride across Suffolk

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce the return of its ‘Suffolk Sunrise’ cycling event in Framlingham on Sunday 20th May!

The UK-wide children’s charity will host the event at Framlingham College with around a thousand cyclists preparing to take on the 40, 64 or 101 mile routes.

3 May 2018

More than a thousand cyclists gear up for Castle Ride 100

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce the start of its summer cycling season in Tonbridge on Sunday 13 May.

The UK-wide children’s charity will host the Castle Ride 100 with over a thousand cyclists preparing to take on the 33, 70, 101 or 124 mile routes.

1 May 2018

Ex-Eastenders mechanic tuning up for 'Scumrun' launch in Kent

Actor Ricky Groves – the man who played mechanic Garry Hobbs in Eastenders for nine years – will be in Ashford on Thursday 17 May for a charity car challenge with a difference.

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