Charity cyclists take part in SUFFOLK SUNRISE 100 ride | Action Medical Research

Charity cyclists take part in SUFFOLK SUNRISE 100 ride

12 May 2014

Over 800 cyclists took part in the Suffolk Sunrise 100 bike ride on Sunday (11 May), which is expected to raise over £80,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The event took place at Framlingham College against the beautiful backdrop of the castle and followed the stunning country and coastal lanes around Suffolk.

Event organiser, Lucy Hynes from Action Medical Research, said: “Considering the difficult weather conditions, the riders were amazing – they arrived in good spirits ready to take on the challenge and the event was a huge success.”

Amongst the 800 participants was Tour de France rider Matteo Cararra from Italy and he had this to say: “It was a great day and really well organised. The small winding roads were fantastic to ride with very beautiful scenery. I was really impressed with the event."

Money raised by cyclists participating in the Suffolk Sunrise 100 will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. The charity is currently supporting work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

The Suffolk Sunrise 100 is part of the charity’s popular RIDE100 series of one-day bike rides that take place in fantastic cycling locations across the UK. For more information on future rides, visit the website: http://www.action.org.uk/get_involved/cycling/100_mile_bike_rides

The next event in the series locally is the Essex 100 taking place on 31 August near Halstead and the date for 2015 Suffolk Sunrise 100 is Sunday 10 May.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Hi-res images from the event can be downloaded using these links:
Matteo Cararra
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/matteo1.jpg
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/matteo2.jpg

A general shot of volunteers at the Suffolk Sunrise 100
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/suffolk_sun...

For further information on the Suffolk Sunrise 100 please contact:
Lucy Hynes, Action Medical Research
T 01394 610378 \ 07788 275896
E lhynes@action.org.uk

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

Soraya Ebrahimi, Senior Press and PR Officer
T          01403 327480
E          sebrahimi@action.org.uk
W        action.org.uk

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