Online registration is now open for next year’s Warwickshire 100 bike ride in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. The event is part of the charity’s RIDE100 series, which has events taking place across the UK between April and September.
The Warwickshire 100 takes place on 27 April, starting and finishing at Stratford upon Avon Racecourse. Cyclists riding for the charity raise money to fund medical research to help save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.
There are three route options, taking riders on a picturesque journey through Shakespeare country. The shorter Cool route of 38 miles is ideal for those new to cycling or who haven’t had time to train. The Classic route of 64 miles is more challenging and the 103-mile Champion route is aimed at experienced sportive riders.
Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell MBE, the charity’s Cycling Ambassador, is encouraging people to sign up to take part. She says: “It’s been great to see so many more people inspired to get on their bikes in recent years. The RIDE100 series is a perfect opportunity for cyclists of all abilities to put themselves to the test on some great routes and for an even better reason – helping sick and disabled babies and children. I hope you’ll join us in 2014.”
The Warwickshire 100 will be fully supported by the Action Medical Research team, with food and water stations, chip timing, marshals and mechanics.
Action has played a significant role in many medical breakthroughs for over 60 years, starting with the development of the first UK polio vaccines. It is currently funding research into many conditions, including preventing early labour and developing treatments for babies affected by premature birth, helping children with disabilities and tackling rare diseases for which there are currently no cures.
The charity has a passion for cycling and has built up a successful portfolio of events, which also includes the Action London to Paris and the RIDE24 relay race.
For further information and to sign up for RIDE100 2014 events, visit www.action.org.uk/100