9 more reasons to get on your bike with Team Action! | Action Medical Research

9 more reasons to get on your bike with Team Action!

12 August 2013

It’s been a glorious summer of cycling so far and children’s charity Action Medical Research is offering road riders of all abilities nine more reasons to get on their bikes and join one of its late season RIDE100 events. The popular series of one-day regional UK rides runs throughout August and September, with rides taking place in the north, south, east and west.

So far this year the charity has run 10 RIDE100 events and three ladies’ Action DIVA rides, seeing more than 5,000 people in the saddle and raising more than £400,000 to help sick and disabled babies and children.

With almost two more months of summer cycling left, forthcoming rides include the York 100, Action’s most popular event in the north, and the Surrey 100 taking in some classic climbs, including Box Hill. The Action 100 takes you from Bristol/Bath to London and is the charity’s longest-running ride at well over 30 years old. Meanwhile, the baby on the block, the new Thruxton 100 offers a 100-mile challenge with a difference, taking place in the unique setting of Thruxton Motor Circuit – no cars, no hills, just you against the clock. The beautiful Lake District 100 then closes the season in style at the end of September.

Three forthcoming RIDE100s also offer a new ‘cool’ route option, giving a shorter ride for those who want to take it that little bit easier. They are the Surrey 100 (24 miles), Essex 100 (33 miles) and Bucks 100 (48 miles).

Supported by Trek, all RIDE100 events offer attractive routes in great cycling locations and include chip timing, food and water stations, lunch, marshals and mechanics.

Also coming up is the exhilarating RIDE24, the charity’s ultimate bike challenge. Teams of four, and large numbers of solo riders will race night and day around the famous Thruxton Motor Circuit, covering as many laps as they can in 24 hours.

Take a look at the full ride listing and dates below.

York 100 18 August 2013

Our most popular ride in the north of England. The Yorkshire Wolds is a cycling paradise. See the stunning Castle Howard en route.

Surrey 100 18 August 2013

The classic zig-zag climb up Box Hill provides the high point on this tough challenge through the heart of the Surrey countryside.

Action 100 - Bristol/Bath to London 25 August 2013

Now 30 years old, the Action 100 Bristol/Bath to London event attracts 600+ cyclists despite being a tough challenge over 100-miles.

Essex 100 1 September 2013

The Essex 100 bike takes place in the beautiful North Essex countryside. Its undulating terrain offers a formidable challenge.

Giants Causeway Coast Sportive 7 September 2013

The Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive has adopted Action Medical Research as a charity partner for another year. This unique event...

Thruxton 100 7 September 2013 - 8 September 2013

Thruxton 100 at RIDE24. Push your riding to the limits on this NEW 100 mile ride with a difference!  

Bucks 100 15 September 2013

Waddesdon Manor is the stunning starting point of this ride through the beautiful countryside of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

Lake District 100 22 September 2013

The wild and rugged Lake District plays host to our last event of this year. It is the perfect way to end your season.

RIDE24 7 September 2013 - 8 September 2013

24-hour Le Mans styled team racing for cyclists. Based at the Thruxton motor circuit, this is the ultimate team cycling event.

For information on all forthcoming cycling events, including 2014 rides, visit www.action.org.uk/cycling

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

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For further information please contact:

Clare Airey, Senior Press and PR Officer

T         01403 327480

E          cairey@action.org.uk

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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research.

We want to make a difference in:

  • tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
  • helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
  • targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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