London to Paris cyclists pedal to raise £1/4 million for medical research | Action Medical Research

London to Paris cyclists pedal to raise £1/4 million for medical research

20 July 2004
180 cyclists are getting on their bikes and cycling 300 miles from London to Paris in a bid to notch up £1/4 million in sponsorship for the charity Action Medical Research. Taking to the saddle on Blackheath Common at 7am on Wednesday 21st July, the cyclists are pedalling their way to the Champs-Elysees over 4 days. Amanda Borg, Events Manager at Action Medical Research, says ‘We arrive in Paris on Saturday just pipping the real Tour de France ride to the post, and hopefully having raised a record breaking £250,000 from the ride. Our group includes both experienced and novice cyclists who have all worked hard to raise sponsorship for a great cause.’ The Charity has been making medical breakthroughs for over 50 years - including helping develop the UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy and the hip replacement operation - saving countless lives and preventing disease and disability. Action Medical Research has the ambitious vision of beating diseases and disabilities and through its research is creating a healthier future for everyone. Today the Charity is looking for answers to many serious illnesses, including premature birth, meningitis, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, stroke and osteoporosis. The Charity will be running its London to Paris ride from 27th–31st July 2005 and is already looking for participants to take up the challenge. Participants can register by calling the events hotline on 0870 3331662, by email at events@action.org.uk, or at www.action.org.uk. / Ends
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