It’s amazing what you can do on a bike // Action 100 ride

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The Action 100 cycling challenge is on Sunday, 30th August. Children’s charity, Action Medical Research, are looking for riders to sign up for the event.

It takes place from Bristol to London and the ride has raised over £1 million since it started in 1982.

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The route was revamped last year, and the 114 mile sportive takes you across 5 counties and through some picturesque towns like Chippenham and Marlborough.

There’s coach travel and bike transport available back tot he start venue. It’s part of the RIDE100 series and includes chip timing, water and food stations, lunch, marshals and mechanics.

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By taking part in the Action 100, you’ll be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. The charity, Action Medical Research, has been raining money to fund medical research since 1952. It’s current focus is childhood cancer, Down syndrome, epilepsy and cystic fibrosis, as well as some rare conditions.

On thing they’re working is along side the University of Bristol. One in four children who have surgery to remove a tumour from the back of the brain develop a side effect called cerebellar mutism syndrome, which means the lose the ability to speak and have difficulty with coordinating their movements. The research looks at ways to improve the surgery to prevent this life-changing disability.

Another study researches into labour and childbirth. Around one in 20 pregnancies are premature and there’s not much information and understanding around why.

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Entry fees are £38, or the fundraiser option costs £25 with the commitment to raise at least £40 in sponsorship.

For more information about the Action 100 and to register, visit action.org.uk/action-100-bristol-london

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