[INSERT DATE] 2012
[INSERT TEAM NAME] take on 24-hour cycle race for
A team of four cyclists from [HOME TOWN] are gearing up to compete in RIDE24, a
tough 24-hour cycle race organised by children’s charity Action Medical Research.
The event is the UK’s only 24-hour cycling endurance track ride and team members
[INSERT NAMES AND AGES] will race day and night around the famous Goodwood
Motor Racing Circuit in Sussex this summer (23/24 June). They will need to use stamina,
speed, skill and strategy as they compete for the coveted RIDE24 trophy, to be won by
the four-man team that completes the most laps and therefore travels furthest in 24
[TEAM SPOKESPERSON NAME] said: “We’re taking part in RIDE24 because…
[CONTINUE PARAGRAPH WITH A PERSONAL QUOTE ABOUT THE RIDE AND
WHY YOU ARE TAKING PART. IF YOU HAVE A SPECIAL REASON FOR
FUNDRAISING FOR ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH, PLEASE INCLUDE IT HERE].
Cyclists participating in RIDE24 will be raising money to help fund medical research into
conditions affecting babies and children. Action Medical Research is celebrating its 60th
anniversary in 2012 and has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952.
The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy,
premature birth and some very rare conditions that severely affect children. Last year’s
event raised more than £80,000.
Event organiser Sarah Stevenson from Action Medical Research said: “'It’s fantastic to
have the [INSERT TEAM NAME] taking part in RIDE24. This is the ultimate in biking
challenges and the only event of its kind in the UK so they’ll face stiff competition from
riders from all over the country. Last year’s winning team covered an amazing 552 miles
with every mile pedalled helping our charity continue to fund vital medical research to
help sick babies and children.”
Anyone interested in taking part in RIDE24 can find out more by visiting
www.action.org.uk/r24 or calling 01403 327442. You can enter either as a team or, if
you’re really brave, as a solo rider.
To sponsor the team visit [INSERT SPONSORSHIP ACCOUNT ADDRESS].
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
For further press information on Action Medical Research cycling events and accompanying photography,
Prarthana Rao, Interim Senior Press and PR Officer:
T 01403 327480
Follow us on Twitter at @actionmedres
Action Medical Research - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies
and children - is celebrating 60 years of vital research in 2012. We’ve been funding medical breakthroughs
since we began in 1952 and have spent more than £100 million on research that has helped save
thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. Today, we continue to find and fund the very best
medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability. We
want to make a difference in:
tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.
But there is still so much more to do. Make 2012 a special year and help fund more life-changing research
for some of the UK’s sickest babies and children.