Want Dinner with Chris Boardman?

Action Medical ResearchThe children’s charity Action Medical Research has a passion for all things cycling and to celebrate yet another successful season in the saddle, it will be hosting the fifth annual Champions of CycleSport Dinner with cycling legend Chris Boardman MBE as Ambassador. The event will be held on the  November 27 at the Battersea Evolution and is sponsored this year by both Broadstone and BDO LLP. Guests can dine with some of the world’s greatest cyclists at this unique sell out event, raising funds for sick and vulnerable babies and children. Attendees can rub shoulders with Olympic Gold medallists and a whole host of exceptional champion cyclists at the star-studded dinner – the ultimate cycling night out.Sir Dave Brailsford, Martyn Ashton, Ian Wilkinson, Yanto Barker and Jody Cundy MBE are already on the list to attend.


Boardman comments, ‘I’m very proud to be an Ambassador for the Champions of CycleSport Dinner. It’s a fantastic event and it’s a fantastic charity, which I know firsthand as my son George was born prematurely and benefited from the work which charities like Action do.’


The event will be supported by Media Partner Rouleur for the third year running and the partnership will mean some fabulous offers and prizes will be available for guests.


There will be a live demo on the night from world record BMX Flatlander, Matti Hemmings and music until 2am, as well as a live and silent auction. Prizes include money can’t buy ride outs with some of the world’s greatest cyclists, signed memorabilia, tickets to VIP hospitality at the 2015 Tour De France, a day in the team cars and much more.
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Last Call for Peak District Challenge

Peak District ChallengeAction Medical Research – who fund vital research to help sick and disabled children in the UK – are making a last call for entries for their Peak District Challenge charity cycle ride which is set to take place on Sunday June 15.The challenge offers a choice of four ride options: Cool (41miles), Classic (74miles) and Champion at a leg-thumping100miles, all setting out from the HSBC Sports Club in Dore, Sheffield.


The routes take in stunning scenery and unparalleled cycling terrain along the way to present you with this epic ride. All three distances promise awe-inspiring views as riders tour this beautiful national park. Challenging climbs on the longer routes include up Mam Nick from Edale and then all three routes climb up from Froggatt on the way back. All riders will take in part of the lovely Derbyshire Dales, with the longer routes also passing through the Hope and Goyt Valleys.


This Peak District Challenge is part of the charity’s popular RIDE100 series of one-day bike rides that take place in fantastic cycling locations across the UK. All include chip timing, food and water stations, lunch, marshals and mechanics. Cyclists participating in the Peak District 100will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children.Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. The charity is currently supporting work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.


For more information about the Peak District Challenge and to register, visit the website



Ultimate Three Peaks Challenge – June 2014

Three Peaks ChallengeThe Three Peaks Challenge – climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, Britain’s three highest summits – looks pretty tough as a stand-alone challenge. How about cycling between the three for good measure? That’s exactly what the new Ultimate Three Peaks Challenge, launched by children’s charity Action Medical Research, is proposing. As they put it: ‘Up the mountain, down the mountain, cycle to the next, repeat…’


For those who love to push themselves to the limit, this brand new challenge takes place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 28 June 2014; over the course of seven days, participants will climb just under 3000 metres in some of the wildest mountain terrain, and cycle 450 miles through some of the best scenery, in Scotland, England and Wales. Every tough mile cycled and trekked will be in support of Action Medical Research to fund vital research to help sick babies and children and the event will be fully supported and led by experienced guides. The pace will be set by the cycle leader and support will be on hand to help out at the tougher times to ensure you make it to the finish.


Registration is £99 with a fundraising target of £2000 and the itinerary looking like this:


Day 1: Arrive Glasgow; Climb Ben Nevis (1344m); Cycle to Fort William (a mere 3miles)

Day 2: Cycle Fort William to Paisley (102miles)

Day 3: Cycle Paisley to Gretna (92miles)

Day 4: Cycle Gretna to Seathwaite ; Climb Scafell Pike (978m); Cycle to Keswick (total cycle 64miles)

Day 5: Cycle Keswick to Warrington (106miles)

Day 6: Cycle Warrington to Betws-y-Coed (75miles)

Day 7: Cycle Betws-y-Coed to Pen-y-Pas; Climb Snowdon (1084m); Cycle to Betws (total cycle 22miles)

Day 8: Bus Transfer Betws-y-Coed to Chester Railway Station


Places are limited so register now for The Ultimate Three Peaks Challenge at