The Brecons 100: a new cycle challenge in Wales | Action Medical Research

The Brecons 100: a new cycle challenge in Wales

12 July 2010

A new cycling challenge is set to hit Wales this summer. The Brecons 100 is part of the Action Medical Research 100 Series of rides and takes place on Sunday 8 August.

The event is the charity’s first to take place in Wales and its fourth new ride of the season. It promises all the usual 100 Series ingredients for a great day in the saddle – two stunning routes, with great feed stations and full back-up support.

There is a choice of two distances: a gruelling 100-miler and a shorter, but still tough, 100km ride. Both circular routes start and finish at the University of Wales’ Newport Campus in the town of Caerleon, which is steeped in Roman history. Heading along quiet country lanes, both routes hit the hills at 20K, climbing to a height of 517 metres. The 100-mile option then continues with a stiff climb into the heart of the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. The mixed landscape offers dramatic scenery in an area of outstanding beauty, featuring reservoirs, canals and mountains.

Cyclists participating in the event will raise money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children.

Entry costs £25 and you will also need to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship.

Accommodation is available at the university campus at very good rates for those travelling from further afield (single en suite room £26.50 excl. VAT per person per night, breakfast available for £5.65 excl. VAT per person).

Places are limited so make sure you register soon. For more information about the Brecons 100 and to register.

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Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children. We know that medical research can save and change children’s lives. 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.

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.

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