Last call for riders for Peak District charity cycle challenge | Action Medical Research

Last call for riders for Peak District charity cycle challenge

23 May 2014

Cycling challenge, the Peak District 100, will take place in this national park area on Sunday 15 June and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for its toughest event.

There is a choice of Cool (41 miles), Classic (74 miles) and Champion (100 miles) routes setting out from the HSBC Sports Club in Dore, Sheffield.

The routes take in stunning scenery and unparalleled cycling terrain along the way to present you with this epic ride. All three distances promise awe-inspiring views as riders tour this beautiful national park. Challenging climbs on the longer routes include up Mam Nick from Edale and then all three routes climb up from Froggatt on the way back. All riders will take in part of the lovely Derbyshire Dales, with the longer routes also passing through the Hope and Goyt Valleys.

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 Peak District 100 will be raising 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.

For more information about the Peak District 100 and to register, visit the website action.org.uk/peakdistrict . 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Download hi-res images of cyclists:
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/ride100_201...
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/523437_1020...

For further information on the Peak District 100 please contact:
Val Hogg, Community Fundraising Manager, Action Medical Research
T 01977 609212
E vhogg@action.org.uk

For further press information on Action Medical Research cycling events and accompanying photography, please contact:
Soraya Ebrahimi, Senior Press and PR Officer
T          01403 327480
E          sebrahimi@action.org.uk
W        action.org.uk

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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:
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.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

Charity reg.nos 208701 and SC039284.

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