Cyclist Mark Beaumont rocks up to bike ride – Action’s Trossachs Ton | Action Medical Research

Cyclist Mark Beaumont rocks up to bike ride – Action’s Trossachs Ton

4 July 2012

Mark Beaumont, the record-breaking long distance British cyclist said: "Loved riding the Trossachs Ton for Action Medical Research. A great charity ride in the heart of Scotland with wonderful scenery and some really testing roads. A very well organised event indeed."

The Trossachs Ton, organised by children’s charity Action Medical Research, on Sunday 17 June in Stirling, saw over 500 riders come together.

Last year’s event raised over £60,000 for the charity.

The Trossachs Ton is part of the charity’s popular RIDE100 series of one-day bike rides taking place across the UK. All include chip timing, food and water stations, lunch, marshals and mechanics.

Cyclists participating in the RIDE100 series, supported by Trek, will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children.

Action Medical Research is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012 and since 1952 has spent more than £100 million on medical breakthroughs to help sick and disabled children. The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth, and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.

Places are soon filling up for Glasgow100 on 12 August 2012.
For more information about Glasgow100 and to register, visit the website http://www.action.org.uk/glasgow_100

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

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Action Medical Research - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children - is celebrating 60 years of vital research in 2012. Since we began in 1952 we’ve have spent more than £100 million on medical breakthroughs that have helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. 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

But there is still so much more to do. Make 2012 a special year and help fund more life-changing research for some of the UK’s sickest babies and children.

Action Medical Research has more than 30 years experience in organising successful bike rides. Routes are monitored and clearly signposted. Snack and lunch stops are provided and medical and mechanical staff are on hand at all times.

The RIDE100 series is supported by Trek Bicycle, a global leader in the design and manufacture of bicycles and related products. Trek believes the bicycle can be a simple solution to many of the world’s most complex problems, and is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from using bicycles more often for transportation, recreation, and inspiration. For more information about Trek, visit www.trekbikes.com`

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