Graham Gooch takes to the Essex roads for charity cycle challenge
Last Sunday, 31 August 2014, Essex-born cricket legend Graham Gooch took part in the Essex 100 in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. There was a choice of three routes: Cool (33 miles), Classic (63 miles) and Champion (100 miles), all setting out from the Essex County Cricket Club, Chelmsford. Graham took on the Champion 100-mile route for the charity.
The Essex 100 is one of the charity’s most popular cycle events attracting over 700 riders. Cyclists enjoyed some excellent terrain as the ride journeyed through quiet villages and the farmlands of north Essex, where the undulations got cyclists in and out of the saddle. The event is expected to raise over £40,000 for Action Medical Research.
Graham Gooch, commented: “I am always keen to support good causes and as I’m an Essex man, and the ride starts from Essex, I also felt it was important for me to support this local event. “
This event is part of the charity’s popular RIDE100 series of one-day bike rides that take place in fantastic cycling locations across the UK. All include chip timing, food and water stations, lunch, marshals and mechanics.
Cyclists participating in the Essex 100 helped to raise money to 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.
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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. We want to make a difference in:
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Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.
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