Action Medical Research has been selected as the charity beneficiary of the inaugural Rouleur Classic Pro Ride with David Millar and Maserati.
The Rouleur Classic Pro Ride will see 60 riders join four-time Tour de France stage winner Millar for an intimate 40-mile ride from Foxhills Hotel & Resort in Surrey plus an unforgettable session at a private track driving the latest Maserati luxury models.
The event on Friday 13 May 2016, also includes lunch with Millar, the cycling ambassador for the luxury Italian car brand. The ride is part of the Maserati Cycling initiative, a programme designed to celebrate the marque’s affinity with the sport and to offer a series of unique experiences for Britain’s road cyclists.
Having collaborated on the first Rouleur Classic event in November, the Pro Ride extends Maserati’s partnership with Rouleur to curate bespoke opportunities for the discerning rider.
David Millar is most closely associated with Cofidis, the team he rode for from 1997-2004, and Garmin-Sharp (2008-2014). He has won four stages of the Tour de France, five of the Vuelta a España and one stage of the Giro d’Italia. He was the British national road champion and the national time trial champion, both in 2007, and is the only British rider to have worn all Tour de France jerseys.
Maserati was the automotive partner for Action Medical Research’s glittering Champions of CycleSport Dinner in November, at which Millar was a guest. He says the cause is one close to his heart. “Family is all important to me and, since retiring from racing in 2014, I’ve been able to spend more time with my wife and two sons,” he said.
“I’m delighted to be supporting Action Medical Research that does so much to help sick babies and children.”
With the help of its supporters, Action Medical Research has played a significant role in many medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952, from the development of the first UK polio vaccines to the use of ultrasound in pregnancy.
It is currently funding research into meningitis, Down syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
Entry to the Rouleur Classic Pro Ride with David Millar in aid of Action Medical Research is £475.