To celebrate the Leap Day on Monday 29 February, children’s charity Action Medical Research has a special prize giveaway. Cyclists who sign up between Monday 22 February and Monday 29 February, to take part in its RIDE100 series could win a Vitus Bikes Razor Road Bike.
“Our sportive series is one of the best in the UK so if you’ve been thinking about getting involved then now is the time to take the leap,” said Sam Kantorowich, Action Medical Research’s Cycling Manager.
“Thanks to Chain Reaction Cycles we have this Vitus Razor worth £524.99 for one lucky winner – all you have to do is sign up before midnight on Leap Day.”
By taking part in one of Action Medical Research’s rides in 2016, riders can have a great day in the saddle while helping to save and change the lives of sick babies and children. Places are available on:
- The Suffolk Sunrise 100 on Sunday 8 May, a sell-out each year, which sets out from the backdrop of Framlingham College
- The Castle Ride 100 on Sunday 15 May, from Tonbridge Castle in Kent where the Garden of England serves up a mixture of quiet villages and beautiful scenery
- Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride on Sunday 12 June, which offers the chance to join the charity’s Celebrity Ambassador Davina McCall on a ride from East Sussex National Golf Club
- The Trossachs Ton on Sunday 19 June, which sets out from Stirling and takes in the Double Duke, two ascents of the Duke’s Pass, on the Champion route
- The Peterborough 100 on Sunday 26 June, where the quiet lanes serve up a mixture of climbs and descents with ample opportunity to push it on the flat
- The Warwickshire 100 on Sunday 24 July, which sets out from Stratford Racecourse and journeys through Shakespeare’s favourite county
- The York 100 on Sunday 14 August, which is supported by Welcome to Yorkshire and takes in some of the best scenery the county has to offer
The Essex 100 on Sunday 4 September, a ride through the North Essex countryside to close the RIDE100 cycling event season.
All races offer a choice of Classic routes, at around 60-70 miles, or the more challenging Champion option at around 100 miles and all apart from the Trossachs Ton and York 100 include a Cool route of some 40 miles.
The exception is Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride, which offers the Cool 21-mile route, the 40-mile Classic and the Champion 68-mile option.
With the help of its supporters, Action Medical Research has played a significant role in many medical breakthroughs for more than 60 years, from the development of the first UK polio vaccines to the use of ultrasound in pregnancy. In addition to premature birth, it is currently funding research into meningitis, Down syndrome and epilepsy, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
Entry to every race in the RIDE100 charity cycle series is £38 per event, which includes chip timing, food and water stations, marshals and mechanics.