Touching Lives - October 2009
Top names ride for Action
We’re very proud of our successful cycling programme and 2009 has seen a number of famous faces recognising the quality of our events.
Cycling endorsements don’t come much bigger than that of Olympic and World Champion Nicole Cooke. Those taking part in our inaugural RIDE24 challenge were thrilled to receive their event medals from the cycling gold medallist herself.
We’ve also had the support of British Cycling’s Performance Director Dave Brailsford, the man behind the British team’s phenomenal success. Keen to encourage riders of all abilities to get on their bikes, Dave endorsed the charity’s packed schedule of events and joined us on an overseas cycling tour.
And in July, our flagship London to Paris bike ride saw the TV doctors of Team GP pulling on the lycra to raise more than £10,000 for our Touching Tiny Lives appeal. Dr Dawn Harper, presenter of Channel Four’s Embarrassing Bodies series, was joined by her co-presenter Dr Pixie McKenna, Dr Sarah Jarvis from BBC’s The One Show and Dr Rob Hicks from the History Channel and BBC Online.
Dawn said: “It was an incredible experience. I enjoyed every minute of it and would thoroughly recommend the ride to anyone thinking about signing up for next year.”
Thank you to Company Z Ltd, who supplied the team’s Viner Gladius bikes, to Specialized who helped with kit and to Garmin.