Saddle up for Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride | Action Medical Research

Saddle up for ‘Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride’

22 January 2015

Our charity ambassador and local hero Davina McCall is inviting all willing cyclists to join her and raise funds for sick babies and children, on 7 June 2015 at the East Sussex National Hotel and Golf Course, near Uckfield. This is the fifth year she’s been hosting a cycle ride for Action Medical Research, a charity that she’s supported since she was a child and she’s encouraging YOU, whatever shape, size and levels of fitness, to take part!

There are three route options on Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride, so there’s no excuse not to participate! If you’re new to cycling or looking for an early finish you can choose to cycle the Cool 21 mile route, if you’re more advanced and feel like a challenge you can sign up for the Classic 40 mile route and if you’re an experienced pro then the Champion 68 mile route is the one for you.

All cyclists, including Davina, will start together, in the tranquil grounds of the East Sussex National Hotel and Golf Course before continuing into the quiet lanes of the surrounding area, through picturesque villages and stunning scenery.  There are well stocked feed stops around the route, mechanical support, first aiders and massage therapists on hand and there will be a hearty BBQ lunch at the finish! All you need to do is register and pay £25 for the Fundraising option (with a pledge to raise an additional minimum of £40 in sponsorship) or £38 for the Sportive option which is a one-off inclusive fee.

Davina says: “I can’t wait to get back into the saddle to support my favourite charity, Action Medical Research and I can’t wait to see all the lovely ladies (and a few gents) on the day! What better way to motivate yourself to get and stay fit, than to sign up for this fantastic ride? Absolutely anyone can participate as there is a route for everyone, regardless of your current fitness level, and it’s a fun day out for a fantastic cause.  So come on, book yourself a place and I’ll see you in June at my Big Sussex Bike Ride!”

Money raised by riders in Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, Down syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

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For further information on Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride please contact:

Ellie Evans, Fundraising Communications Officer

T: 01403 327480



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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity working to save and change children’s lives through medical research. We believe that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten. We have been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 like the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world. Charity reg.nos 208701 and SC039284.

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