Action calls out to cycling enthusiasts, culture vultures and foodie lovers to take on its most iconic cycling challenge - 3 Cities | Action Medical Research

Action calls out to cycling enthusiasts, culture vultures and foodie lovers to take on its most iconic cycling challenge - 3 Cities

29 October 2012

Fancy riding through London, Amsterdam and Brussels? Here is your chance!

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is inviting cyclists of all abilities to sign up for their iconic cycling challenge, pedalling through three of the most celebrated cities of Europe – London, Amsterdam and Brussels in September next year.

The event which raised almost £172k last year will be a treat for anyone who enjoys cycling, history, culture, travel and most importantly a good laugh.

Cyclists riding the 3 Cities cycling challenge from 10 – 14 September 2013 will cycle over 300 miles in four days.

The route will take them through the rolling countryside of Essex, the low lying plains of Holland and the rural landscape of Belgium before reaching the final destination - Brussels, where they will have an opportunity to celebrate their achievement by sampling some local delicacies.

Oly Watts, National Events Manager at Action Medical Research says: “This is your chance to sign up for an iconic event! This event is aimed at cyclists of all levels and combines the chance to sample cultural treats with an exciting personal fitness challenge. A well-supported and unforgettable experience and all for a good cause. We want this year’s event to be bigger, better and more competitive than ever so do join us.”

Action Medical Research is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012 and since 1952 has spent more than £100 million on research that has helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth, and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.

To sign up for the 3 Cities Cycling Challenge visit www.action.org.uk/3Cities2013

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Hi-res images can be downloaded using the links below:

Cyclists from 2012
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/11221466.jpg

For general information about 3 Cities Cycling Challenge please contact:

Oly Watts, National Events Manager
T 01403 327 443
E owatts@action.org.uk

For further press information on Action Medical Research cycling events and accompanying photography, please contact:

Prarthana Rao, Senior Press and PR Officer
T 01403 327480
E prao@action.org.uk
W action.org.uk

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Action Medical Research has more than 30 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.

Other Action events in 2013 -

  • London 2 Paris: 17 – 21 July 2013 cycle 300 miles from London to Paris
  • UK E2E: 16 – 26 August 2013 cycle 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John o’ Groats

Action Medical Research - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children - is celebrating 60 years of vital research in 2012. We’ve been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 and have spent more than £100 million on research that has helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. Today, we continue to find and fund the very best medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability. 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.

But there is still so much more to do. Make 2012 a special year and help fund more life-changing research for some of the UK’s sickest babies and children.

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