Last few places up for grabs at children’s charity’s toughest cycling challenge yet | Action Medical Research

Last few places up for grabs at children’s charity’s toughest cycling challenge yet

25 May 2012

Children’s charity invites cycling enthusiasts to grab the last few places for one of its toughest bike challenges on Sunday 10 June in the Peak District.

Peak District 100 is Action Medical Research’s toughest cycling challenge and attracts keen and passionate cyclists from all over the country.

The ride sets out from the outskirts of Sheffield and takes cyclists on a challenging tour of the beautiful National Park.

Participants will chart some of the most demanding cycling terrain in England as they tackle numerous climbs and descents but be rewarded by stunning scenery and a fantastic sense of achievement.

Besides tackling climbs such as Mam Nick, the Cat & Fiddle and up the long climb of Froggatt, the route takes in Hope and Goyt Valleys, Macclesfield Forest and the Derbyshire Dales.

Peak District 100 offers a choice of a 100-mile or a shorter 100km route for those who would like to take it a bit easy.

Cycling enthusiasts can register now to secure their places for the event, which is supported by leading bike brand Trek.

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 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.

Val Hogg, Event Manager at Action Medical Research says: “I have every admiration for all the fantastic people who have signed up for this great, but very challenging ride. As they cross the finish line they will feel an amazing sense of achievement: not only for completing the ride, but also in knowing that by taking part they will have helped us to make a real difference to sick babies and children.”

This event 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.

Places will be limited so make sure you register today. For more information about the Peak District 100 bike ride and to register, visit the website http://www.action.org.uk/peak_district_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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