Cycling for charity just got savage | Action Medical Research

Cycling for charity just got savage

12 February 2009

A new thigh-busting, brute of a cycle challenge – Ride 24 – has been launched by leading charity Action Medical Research.  Inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorsports race, this is a unique team relay bike race that takes place at Dunsfold aerodrome, Surrey, home of the Top Gear test track, on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June 2009.

The competitive event will be won by the team that completes the most laps, and therefore travels furthest, in 24 hours.  Teams of four will need stamina, speed, skill and strategy in this nerve-crunching relay race.

So, if you’re a beast on a bike and know three more, then you’ve got a team for Ride 24.  At stake is the first-ever Ride 24 title and medals for gold, silver and bronze teams.

Sarah Stevenson, community fundraising manager at Action Medical Research, said: “We are a charity that puts its all into cycling. Ride 24 is one of our new exciting rides. Last year our event participants cycled a total of more than 250,000 miles - that’s over ten times around the world! This year we hope even more riders will go the distance with us.”

£200 to enter and a commitment to raise a total £2,400 in sponsorship, for more information visit www.action.org.uk
The Action Medical Research team is passionate about cycling and the charity has more than 25 years experience in organising successful bike rides.

Notes to editors:

Action Medical Research is a leading UK charity focusing on child health. Cyclists participating in its events will be raising money to help fund vital work that aims to prevent, cure or treat conditions that devastate the lives of many thousands of babies and children and their families. The charity is currently funding research into many serious diseases and conditions, including meningitis, pneumonia, cerebral palsy, eczema and premature birth, as well as supporting the development of new treatments to improve the quality of life for disabled children.

For more information about the Action Medical Research cycling programme, visit the website, www.action.org.uk/takeaction or call 01403 210406.

For information and accompanying cycling photography, please contact:

Clare Coleman, Press & PR Officer Tel: 01403 327480 Email: ccoleman@action.org.uk
or Sarah Stevenson 01273 735788 email: sstevenson@action.org.uk

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