Action 100: The Best Ride Yet | Action Medical Research

Action 100: The Best Ride Yet

1 September 2004
This Bank Holiday, 400 people earned themselves a profound sense of achievement. They rode over 100 miles each for leading charity, Action Medical Research, as part of the charity’s 23rd annual ‘Action 100’ bike ride from Bath and Bristol to London on Sunday 29 August. The Action 100 bike ride challenges ordinary cyclists who are prepared to cycle 100 miles for Action Medical Research. Cyclists had all day to complete the ride on which they were fully supported with plenty of refreshment stops, a pub lunch at Theale, and hot showers and beer at the finish in Chobham. St John Ambulance and Avon Valley Cyclery were on hand along the route to support riders. “I really want to thank everyone who took part,” said Jennifer Reid, Regional Fundraiser. “It’s not just the cyclists who worked hard – all of our volunteers did an amazing job making this happen, from getting permits through to marshalling on the day. "We had over 100 riders more than last year, so we're hoping the Action 100 will have made £45-50,000 for the charity. Of course we won't know until it's all in, and it's never too late to donate!" The ride was originally designed to persuade 100 riders to raise £100 each for the Charity, which funds pioneering medical research benefiting everyone, young and old. The ride has since become a major annual event in the South.
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