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RIDE24 Seeks Riders for 24h Charity Bike Ride Challenge

by on Feb.02, 2012, under Uncategorized

is now open for RIDE24, the UK’s only 24-hour cyc­ling endur­ance track event, to be held at Good­wood Motor Racing Cir­cuit in Sus­sex on 23 and 24 June.

Organ­ised by children’s char­ity Action Med­ical Research and oper­ated under Brit­ish Cyc­ling tech­nical reg­u­la­tions, the event is open to relay teams of four as well as solo riders.

Teams will need to use stam­ina, speed, skill and strategy as they com­pete for the coveted RIDE24 trophy, won by the four-man team that com­pletes the most laps and there­fore travels fur­thest in 24 hours. The win­ning team will also secure them­selves a free place in the French 24 Heures Velo event at the legendary Cir­cuit Bugatti in Le Mans and there are awards for second place and top mixed/female/vets teams.

Run­ning along­side the team event, RIDE24 is also an offi­cial qual­i­fy­ing event for Race Across Amer­ica (RAAM) solo riders, who need to prove they are good enough to take on the world-famous ultra-endurance cyc­ling race. Or the event can provide a unique chal­lenge for lone riders who want to put their speed and stam­ina to the ulti­mate test.

Event man­ager Sarah Steven­son, from Action Med­ical Research, says: “This is the ulti­mate in bik­ing chal­lenges and the only event of its kind in the UK, with teams racing day and night around the fam­ous Good­wood cir­cuit. It’s your chance to push your­self to the limit in an excit­ing, well-supported and unfor­get­table exper­i­ence, and all for a good cause. We want this year’s event to be big­ger, bet­ter and more com­pet­it­ive than ever so do join us.”

Cyc­lists par­ti­cip­at­ing in RIDE24 raise money to help fund med­ical research into con­di­tions affect­ing babies and chil­dren. Research cur­rently being sup­por­ted by Action Med­ical Research includes work around men­ingitis, epi­lepsy, cereb­ral palsy and pre­ma­ture birth, as well as some very rare and dis­tress­ing con­di­tions that severely affect chil­dren. Last year’s event raised more than £80,000 for the charity.

There are sev­eral dif­fer­ent entry options. By tak­ing the fun­drais­ing team option, teams of four can enter for £240 and then com­mit to rais­ing £1,300 in spon­sor­ship. By tak­ing the sport­ive team option, teams of four can enter for £1,000 with no fur­ther pay­ment or spon­sor­ship due. Fun­drais­ing solo riders entry is £60, with a com­mit­ment to raise £325 in spon­sor­ship. Sport­ive solo entry is £250 with no fur­ther pay­ment or spon­sor­ship due.

For more inform­a­tion about RIDE24 and to register, visit the web­site www.action.org.uk/ride24. Altern­at­ively, con­tact Sarah Steven­son on 01273 735788 or sarahs@action.org.uk.

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