TV's Dr Dawn Harper will be back on her bike for us again in August 2011. This time she's trying a new event, our 3 Cities Challenge. Dawn, best known as a presenter on Channel Four’s Embarrassing Bodies series, caught the cycling bug two years ago when she first took part in the charity’s London to Paris ride.
Showing no signs of recovery she has again recruited a group of friends and colleagues to join her, riding as Team GP. Also back on his bike is media medic Dr Rob Hicks, who makes regular appearances on ITV's This Morning and is resident health expert on British Forces TV.
The 317-mile Three Cities Challenge starts in London and passes through Holland and Belgium, taking in Amsterdam and then finally on to Brussels.
Team GP will be raising money to help us fund vital medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Research currently being supported by Action Medical Research includes work around premature birth, meningitis, epilepsy and cerebral palsy, as well as some very rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
Our research into pregnancy complications and premature birth is especially close to Dawn’s heart as two of her three children were born early, one at just 32 weeks.
Dawn says: “Medical research that could help make things better for these babies and their parents, or ultimately prevent premature birth, is so important. With the help of our wonderful sponsors we hope to do our bit to try and change the future for some of Britain’s most vulnerable babies.”
You can show your support for Team GP by sponsoring them here.