Join 500 cyclists for the York 100 bike ride | Action Medical Research

Join 500 cyclists for the York 100 bike ride

19 July 2010

Almost 500 riders are already signed up to take part in the second York 100 cycle challenge on Sunday 15 August and organising charity Action Medical Research hopes more still will join them.

The ride sets out from the University of York Sports Centre in Heslington and has a choice of two circular routes – a gruelling 100-miles or a tough but shorter 100km version. Both pass through spectacular scenery including the Yorkshire Wolds and the impressive Howardian Hills, as well as taking in Kirkham Priory, Castle Howard and the ruins of Sheriff Hutton Castle.

Lunch will be provided at Burton Fleming for the 100-mile riders and at Coneysthorpe for the 100 k-ers, with other refreshment stops along the way, and there will be a chance to enjoy a free massage to soothe aching muscles at the end.

Last year around 250 riders took part in the charity’s first York 100 event and raised more than £30,000 to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children.

Entry costs £25 and you will also need to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship.
For more information about the York 100 and to register to take part visit

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For more information about the York 100 please contact Val Hogg, Community fundraising manager for the North

Tel: 01977 609212

For information about Action Medical Research please contact

Clare Airey, Senior Press & PR Officer
Tel: 01403 327480

Action Medical Research has more than 25 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.

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