Action launches September London to Paris ride | Action Medical Research

Action launches unique end-of-season London to Paris ride

11 May 2015

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling all keen riders to end the cycling season in style with its brand new London to Paris ride in September.

With its iconic London to Paris bike ride each July already a confirmed success, Action has launched a new end of season tour from 9-13 September 2015 to tempt tour aficionados and novices alike.

The new route is ideal for those who are newer to long-distance cycling as well as riders looking for a new challenge. It takes in the picturesque French towns of Cambrai and Soissons and riders will be able to experience the beautiful views on offer whilst cycling 328 miles to the heart of Paris to complete the tour under the arches of the Eiffel Tower.

Oly Watts, Event Manager at Action Medical Research, says: “We already offer one of the longest-running and most popular London to Paris rides, with many people returning year after year, so we thought we’d launch something a little different to help riders see out the cycling season in Gallic style!

“This ride is perfect for groups of friends or colleagues looking to take on a new and unique challenge – which is why we are also offering discounts for groups of five or six riders.

“We can offer an experienced support crew made up of mechanics, doctors and support vehicles as well as friendly and professional fundraising and training support throughout, so get your mates together to undertake this iconic ride for a great cause.”

Cyclists taking part will be raising money to fund medical research to help sick and disabled babies and children. Action is currently funding research into many conditions, including preventing early labour and developing treatments for babies affected by premature birth, helping children with disabilities and tackling rare diseases for which there are currently no cures. 

The charity has a passion for cycling and has built up a successful portfolio of events, which also includes the UK RIDE100 series.

Registration for the four-day London to Paris ride in September costs £79 and riders must commit to raising £1,500.

For further information and to register visit action.org.uk/action-london-paris-september or call 01403 327443.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

For more information, please contact Ellie Evans, Fundraising Communications Officer

T: 01403 327480

E: eevans@action.org.uk

W: action.org.uk

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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity working to save and change children’s lives through medical research. We believe that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten. We have been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 like the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world. Charity reg.nos 208701 and SC039284.

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