Over 350 take part in Davina McCall’s Action Diva Sussex bike ride
On Sunday 11 May, over 350 people, including 70 men, cycled Davina McCall’s Action DIVA Sussex ride. The event raised over £35,000 for children’s charity, Action Medical Research. This is the fourth year that Action’s celebrity ambassador Davina has fronted the DIVA rides for the charity she has supported since she was a child.
Davina says: “I had a wonderful day catching up with all of the riders who gallantly took on the Action DIVA Sussex challenge. I am really proud that so many people turned up to make this a fantastic event and I hope it inspires more women to take up cycling.”
Setting off from the East Sussex National Hotel and Golf Course, there were three routes available: a Cool 21 mile route ideal for newer riders, the more challenging Classic 40 mile route and the Champion 65 mile course ideal for more experienced riders.
Sarah Stevenson, Community Fundraising Manager for Action Medical Research in the South East, commented: “It’s great that so many riders turned out to make this a fantastic day. We also thank Davina for her continued support, which helps make this event a huge success year after year.”
Money raised by riders in Davina’s Action DIVA Sussex will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. 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.
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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.