Pedal Power Postmen take on the Action 100 Bristol to London Bike Ride | Action Medical Research

Pedal Power Postmen take on the Action 100 Bristol to London Bike Ride

7 July 2005
Four Bristol postmen will be taking on the Action 100 bike ride, to raise money for the charity Action Medical Research. Vic Garner, from the Fishponds Delivery Office in Bristol, is taking part in the 100-mile bike ride for the ninth year in a row, and will be cycling on his trusty Royal Mail bike. Vic first got involved when an office manager at Royal Mail encouraged him to take part, and the company offered to match any sponsorship he raised for his journey. Richard Penny has also taken part in the ride eight times already, and is keen to return again to the challenge at, with hundreds of others, raise money for Action Medical Research. Richard Scallan is a relative novice in comparison, having first taken part in the Action 100 last year and is now coming back for a second year after enjoying the ride so much. The three veterans of the ride will be supporting their colleague Dean Hardage on his first attempt at the 100 mile ride, and they’re trying to recruit more people from the Fishponds Sorting Office to join them at the end of August. Dean is particularly keen on the challenge as he has worked very hard to become fighting fit after heart surgery. The cyclists’ route takes them from Bristol, via Bath, Malborough, Newbury, Theale and Ascot before finishing at Chobham Rugby Club, a fun and challenging journey for serious cyclists and amateur enthusiasts alike. Vic Garner says of the event: ”It’s a super day out! It’s very well organised, and friendly and you get lots of support.” If the actions of these three postmen are anything to go by, there is obviously something about the buzz and excitement of the day that keeps them coming back for more. One hundred miles of pedal power is definitely a very special delivery! If you would like to the Action 100 Bike Ride, there’s still time to register. Visit the website at www.action100ride.org.uk or telephone Roy Clarke on 0117 973 6993. ## ENDS NOTES TO EDITORS For more information about Action Medical Research, please contact: Zoë Mitchell, PR Officer, Action Medical Research, Tel: 01403 327404, Email: zmitchell@action.org.uk
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