TV’s Phil Spencer helps raise over £60,000 for children’s charity | Action Medical Research

TV’s Phil Spencer helps raise over £60,000 for children’s charity

24 May 2012
Phil Spencer from Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location says: “Castle 100 was a stunning bike ride through the picturesque North Downs taking in dozens of beautiful and quiet country lanes. As always it was incredibly well organised by Action Medical Research. All the cyclists were keenly looked after with plenty of drinks, food and snacks at the feed stops along the route as well as a more-than-welcome sports massage at the finish line.
 
It was a terrific day and, yes, was easily my favourite bicycle experience of the year so far.”
 
To everyone who is looking for their fantastic cycling experience of the year, don’t miss out on Action Medical Research’s RIDE100 near you!
 
Castle 100, organised by Action Medical Research on Sunday 20 May in Kent, saw over 750 riders come together and raise a fantastic £60,000 for the charity.
 
Castle 100 was part of the charity’s popular RIDE100 series of one-day bike rides taking place across the UK. All include chip timing, food and water stations, lunch, marshals and mechanics.
 
Cyclists participating in the RIDE100 series will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children.
 
Action Medical Research is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012 and since 1952 has spent more than £100 million on medical breakthroughs to help sick and disabled children. The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth, and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.
 
Places are soon filling up so make sure you register today. For more information about the RIDE100 series bike rides and to register, visit the website http://www.action.org.uk/get_involved/cycling/100_mile_bike_rides
 
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Action Medical Research - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children - is celebrating 60 years of vital research in 2012. Since we began in 1952 we’ve have spent more than £100 million on medical breakthroughs that have helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. Today, we continue to find and fund the very best medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability.
 
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
 
But there is still so much more to do. Make 2012 a special year and help fund more life-changing research for some of the UK’s sickest babies and children.
 
Action Medical Research has more than 30 years experience in organising successful bike rides. Routes are monitored and clearly signposted. Snack and lunch stops are provided and medical and mechanical staff are on hand at all times.
The RIDE100 series is supported by Trek Bicycle, a global leader in the design and manufacture of bicycles and related products. Trek believes the bicycle can be a simple solution to many of the world’s most complex problems, and is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from using bicycles more often for transportation, recreation, and inspiration. For more information about Trek, visit www.trekbikes.com
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