Children’s charity launches Yorkshire cycle challenge | Action Medical Research

Children’s charity launches Yorkshire cycle challenge

16 June 2009
A new cycling challenge is set to hit York this summer and child health charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the first York 100 ride on Sunday August 16. The charity will be promoting the new 100-mile route and a range of other UK and overseas rides at the York Cycle Show at The Knavesmire this Saturday and Sunday (June 20-21). The new circular route will set out from the historic city of York and has been designed by expert cyclists to give an outstanding overview of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The picturesque route takes in the Yorkshire Wolds, Howardian Hills and some stunning features, including the splendid Castle Howard. It is hoped that more than 300 riders will sign up to take part in the inaugural event, which is fully supported, with food and water stops and a team of marshals and mechanics on hand. The ride will raise vital funds to support work that could help cure or treat conditions that devastate the lives of many thousands of babies and children and their families. Action Medical Research is currently funding doctors and scientists based at universities and hospitals across the UK, including projects based in Sheffield, Manchester and Hull. This includes studies that aim to find answers to tackle life-threatening pregnancy complications and premature birth. To register to take part visit the website www.action.org.uk/york or call 01403 210406.

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For further information about the York 100 bike ride please contact Mark Trott at Action Medical Research on 07904 332927 or email mtrott@action.org.uk.
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