Nayland man takes on ultimate cycling challenge! | Action Medical Research

Nayland man takes on ultimate cycling challenge!

12 May 2014

Steve Maguire from Nayland is set to take on the ultimate cycling challenge – the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey in aid of children’s charity, Action Medical Research. On Sunday 10 August, Steve will become part of the Olympic cycling legacy on this 100 mile closed road circular route starting from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. The route takes in the beautiful Surrey Hills before tackling the infamous Boxhill and then back to London for a grand finale on The Mall. 

Steve decided to ride the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey for Action Medical Research because he has a personal connection to the charity. In 2012 his son’s friend, William, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. In response to this, Steve now feels he wants to help other children like William by supporting vital medical research.

Steve says: “Since it was first launched, I have always wanted to ride the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey and William’s illness made me make up my mind to take part in this sportive, which is fast becoming the London Marathon of the cycling world.”

Local recruitment company, SVC, is sponsoring Steve for the event. To help him meet his fundraising target, Steve is also organising a bingo night on Friday 16 May at 7pm in the village hall at Nayland. Tickets cost £10 in advance and are on sale at the village post office or on the night at £12.  There will be some great prizes on the night and the chance to win some serious cash.

Steve adds: “I’m really pleased to be taking part in this ride, which is such a big event for me. I will find riding 100 miles challenging, but this pales into insignificance compared to the children I’m doing the ride for.”

Money raised by Steve will 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.

Places are limited so make sure you register soon. For more information about the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and to register, visit the website:  http://www.action.org.uk/ridelondonsurrey

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

You can download a hi-res image of Steve using this link:
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/svc_photo.jpg

For further information on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 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.

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