Lead singer saddles up for charity’s London2Brighton cycle ride | Action Medical Research

Lead singer saddles up for charity’s London2Brighton cycle ride

16 August 2012

Martin Fry, ABC’s lead singer, saddles up yet again for children’s charity Action Medical Research – this time for one of their most iconic cycling challenges on Saturday 8 September.

An avid supporter of the charity, Martin invites cycling enthusiasts of all abilities to grab the last few places and sign up for The Independent London2Brighton.

"The cycling bug seems to have swept the nation and being a huge fan of cycling myself I'm really pleased to see it! I am delighted to be jumping on the saddle yet again in support of Action Medical Research. Celebrating 60 years of vital research this year, they continue to fund breakthroughs into conditions affecting babies and children. So all you cyclists, make those miles on your bikes count and sign up to the iconic Independent London2Brighton ride today!"

A classy late season event, the ride attracts keen and passionate cyclists from all over the country. It is a fully supported ride including; chip timing, food and water stations, lunch, marshals and mechanics.

This beautiful 60-mile ride sets out from the new start at Dulwich College in West Dulwich, London, this year and takes in the fabulous Surrey and Sussex countryside en-route to the mighty Ditchling Beacon before finally finishing at Hove Lawns along the Brighton seafront.

Cycling enthusiasts can register now to secure their places for the event, which is supported by The Independent. This ride was voted one of the Top 10 sportive rides in the country by Cycling Plus readers!

Cyclists participating in the bike ride 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 limited so make sure you register soon. For more information about The Independent London2Brighton and to register, visit the website www.action.org.uk/l2bride

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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. We’ve been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 and have spent more than £100 million on research that has 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.


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