7 August 2013
Action Medical Research is inviting up to 300 entries to complete a new traffic-free 100 mile challenge on Saturday 7 or Sunday 8 September, joining other riders on the RIDE24 challenge.
The new traffic-free Thruxton 100 will allow riders to be focused purely on their cycling; working hard to log a top time. 100 miles is approximately 42 circuits of the Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire, and all riders will be chip-timed.
Thruxton circuit in Hampshire is the fastest race track in the UK and one of the longest. Like many race circuits Thruxton was originally a war time airfield. Decommissioned in 1946, motorsport started in 1950.
For your £50 entry fee the Action team promise to spoil riders with access to massage, hot food, sports nutrition from High5, mechanical support and, for those that want to make a weekend of it, on-site camping is available; there’s also free parking.
If you’re keen on pushing yourself to that first attempt at the true century (100 miles) but really don’t relish the idea of mixing in with the usual traffic and pot-holed UK roads, whilst raising essential funds for a good cause, then this challenge is for you. Funds raised will go directly to Action Medical Research.
Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research that seeks to tackle premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies, help children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections and target rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.
Action Medical Research have an active portfolio of cycling events from their popular ‘100’ series of sportives to the women only Action Diva rides and the more challenging London to Paris, Action End2End and Ride 24.
Action Medical Research have numerous celebrity supporters including the popular television host and personality Davina McCall along with cycling legends past and present Chris Boardman, Joanna Rowsell and Sir Dave Brailsford to name just a few.
Further details about the Action Medical Research the charity, the Thruxton 100 event and how to enter can be found here: Action Medical Research Thruxton 100 website