Vic’s Royal Mail bike does the 100 mile trick | Action Medical Research

Vic’s Royal Mail bike does the 100 mile trick

12 July 2004
Bristol postman, Vic Garner is gearing up for a mammoth charity bike ride for the 8th year in succession. Vic will be pedalling the 100 miles from Bristol to London in The Action 100 Bike Ride on Sunday 29th August in aid of leading charity Action Medical Research. However, Vic from Bristol’s Fishponds Delivery Office doesn’t go for the easy option. Looking more like he’s taken a wrong turn on his daily round, Vic cycles in his uniform and rides his Royal Mail bike which has just 3 gears and weighs a fair bit more than the touring bikes more popular on the ride. Despite being a ‘busman’s holiday’, Vic is as enthusiastic as ever ‘There’s a really friendly atmosphere on the day. It’s a nice challenge and a good cause too. The Charity supports a wide range of medical conditions ranging from the unborn to the elderly.’ He continues, ‘I always get a few wise cracks from other riders when they see me and my bike. But I usually get the last laugh when I whiz past them at one of the refreshments stops!’ Jennifer Reid, Community Fundraising Manager for the Charity says, ‘ It’s excellent that Vic comes back year after year to support Action Medical Research. But, the Action 100 ride isn’t just for those who are cycling fit. We want more people to take on the challenge and join 400 other riders in supporting the Charity.’ Action Medical Research plays a crucial role in the fight against disease and disability creating a healthier future for people of all ages and from all sectors of society. It has been funding the very highest quality medical research for over 50 years and has seen major breakthroughs in medicine including the polio vaccine and ultrasound scanning. If you would like to take part in the Action 100 Bike ride on Sunday 29th August, please contact Roy Clarke on 0117 970 6348 or go to www.action.org.uk .
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