12 November 2009
The second RIDE24 endurance relay for road racers will take place at the Top Gear test track in Surrey next June 19-20 and teams signing-up before the end of November 2009 can take advantage of a half-price early bird registration offer.
Organised by children’s health charity Action Medical Research and supported by British Cycling, the event is inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorsports race. Teams of four will need stamina, speed, skill and strategy as they compete for the coveted RIDE24 trophy, won by the team that completes the most laps, and therefore travels furthest in 24 hours. The event takes place at Dunsfold aerodrome and operates under British Cycling Technical Regulations.
This summer’s inaugural event was attended by Olympic road race champion Nicole Cooke, Cycling Ambassador for Action Medical Research, and saw 25 teams of four spend 24 hours racing in the saddle. The organisers are hoping to double the number of competitors for 2010’s event.
Food and drink is provided over the weekend and teams can take advantage of free massages, music and entertainment in the Rider Village. All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt and medal.
Action Medical Research is a leading UK charity focusing on children’s health. Cyclists participating in its events raise money to help fund vital work that aims to prevent, cure or treat conditions that devastate the lives of many thousands of babies and children and their families. The charity is currently funding research into many serious diseases and conditions, including meningitis, pneumonia, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as supporting the development of new treatments and aids to improve the quality of life for disabled children.
For more information about RIDE24 and to register, visit the website
www.action.org.uk/ride24. Alternatively, contact the event manager Sarah Stevenson on 01273 735788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any team entering before the end of November 2009 can claim a 50% discount on the entry fee.
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Notes to editors:
For further press information on Action Medical Research cycling events and accompanying photography, please contact:
Clare Airey, Senior Press & PR Officer
Tel: 01403 327480
Action Medical Research has more than 25 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.
Action Medical Research is a leading national medical research charity specialising in children’s health. For nearly 60 years we have been instrumental in significant medical breakthroughs, including the development of the UK polio vaccine and ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Our research helps babies and children affected by disease and disability. We are currently funding research into serious diseases and conditions, including meningitis, pneumonia and cerebral palsy. Our special appeal, Touching Tiny Lives, funds vital research to reduce pregnancy complications and premature birth, and improve care for sick babies. www.action.org.uk