Chris Boardman MBE takes up new challenge as Ambassador for ‘Cycling event of the year’ | Action Medical Research

Chris Boardman MBE takes up new challenge as Ambassador for ‘Cycling event of the year’

11 January 2013

Cycling legend Chris Boardman MBE is taking up his new challenge as Ambassador for the 2013 Champions of CycleSport Dinner with gusto! The annual cycling event organised by children’s charity Action Medical Research is in its fourth year and promises to be, yet again, a star studded affair and phenomenal success in raising funds for the charity.

Chris has already set to work bringing in the very best cycling champions to the event, where guests will celebrate and mingle with their heroes. His contacts in the cycling industry will not only be invited to attend but will also prove invaluable in providing top auction prizes, helping raise vital funds to help sick babies and children.

The cause is dear to Chris’s heart, as his son George was born 6 weeks premature. Thankfully George is now a fit and healthy 19 year old, a tennis coach in West Kirby, but things could have been very different if it weren’t for the care and treatment he received.

Chris says, “The work Action Medical Research is funding into premature births is so important – over 60,000 babies born too early every year. My son George was born prematurely and that’s why I think it’s so important to support this research by joining me at the unofficial cycling event of the year!”

“So what are you waiting for? Reserve your table now for this amazing cycling celebration and raise much needed money for my favourite charity, that does such great work and helps so many families,” says Chris.

The date of the 2013 Champions of Cyclesport Dinner is 28 November, to be held for the second year at London’s Hurlingham Club.

The 2012 event was held Thursday 22 November. 650 guests were joined by some of the biggest names on two wheels including Chris, Dave Brailsford CBE, Rochelle Gilmore, Joanna Rowsell, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, Jody Cundy and Rob Hayles.

It was a night to remember with live and exclusive interviews with the Champions, conducted by Sky TV's Dermot Murnaghan.
The event will be supported by Media Partner Rouleur for the second year running. The partnership will guarantee some fabulous offers and prizes for guests.

For more information on the Champions of CycleSport Dinner, supported by our media partner Rouleur, visit: www.action.org.uk/timeforchampions

For more details on Action Medical Research cycling events visit: www.action.org.uk/cycling

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Hi-res image can be downloaded using the link below (please credit: Sportive Photo Ltd):
Sky TV's Dermot Murnaghan interviews Chris Boardman MBE
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/champions-0...

Tables of 10 can be reserved from £1250.

For more information about Champions of CycleSport Dinner and to reserve a table, please contact:
Sarah Stevenson, Community Fundraising Manager
T 01273 735788
E sarahs@action.org.uk

For further press information on Action Medical Research please contact:
Toni Slater, Communications Manager
T 01403 327480
E prao@action.org.uk
W action.org.uk

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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:

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  • helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
  • targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

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