Challenge Yourself This Summer: Pedal to the Metal… For Charity

Challenge Yourself This Summer: Pedal to the Metal… For Charity

It is your chance to push the pedal to the metal for a reason – apart from the incredible health benefits biking provides.

Action Medical Research organises one of the most exhilarating cycling adventures in Europe, and everyone has the chance to take part in this meaningful programme. This bike event aims to raise money for a charity supporting medical research for children. People will thus start in London and pedal to Paris in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, which is not just a personal challenge but also an act of kindness and support for all the children going through testing times.

Let us give more details on this event so that you can make an informed decision regarding participation. 

London to Paris ride 

This event takes place on 19-23 July 2023, so if you decide to participate, ensure you register as soon as possible. It serves enough adventure to be remembered forever, not to mention that it aims to fund life-changing research across the UK. The route includes the beautiful cities of London, Calais, Arras, Compiègne, and Paris, so you have the luck to pass through some of Europe’s most luring places. Moreover, you can admire the picturesque Kent countryside once you leave London and then cross the Channel to Calais. But the adventure does not stop here – the fairytale-like villages and mediaeval market towns of Northern France will lead you to the final destination, Paris. Here, you will be welcomed with applause from the locals and tourists travelling to the Parisian city to attend the great Tour de France. Indeed, there will be some challenges along the route, but the sight of the distinctive Eiffel Tower will make you forget about all those hill climbs and be proud of your achievement. 

The Big Sussex Bike Ride

This ride is also a chance to ride for a purpose, but this time, it comes with a bonus: meeting the famous TV host Davina McCall, who is the celebrity ambassador of one of the greatest Sussex cycling events. Davina could be right next to you in a competition that promises to be spicy, challenging, and empowering. And if you do not manage to reach Davina (or perhaps she is the one who will not catch you up), you can meet the celebrity at the warm BBQ lunch served at the end of the ride or even earlier, at one of the well-supplied rest stops.

Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride will take place on 14 May at Uckfield Rugby Club, Uckfield, East Sussex, and has something for every level of cyclist. So, there is no need to worry about not being a professional rider – Davina thought of everything. You can choose from a cool route covering 27 miles, a classic one, a 46-mile journey, or a Champion route of 74 miles meant to challenge the adventurous ones.

Action Medical Research designed the Big Sussex Bike Ride, as well as the London to Paris one, in order to raise money for sick babies and children, and anyone can contribute to this heart-warming act of kindness. 

What is included

Registering to participate in this event instantly makes you a priority. So, apart from the fabulous adventure on the bike, you will be offered:

  • Luggage transfer
  • Most meals
  • Accommodation
  • Customised jersey and finisher medal
  • Support crew featuring mechanics and medics
  • Access to an online community to chat with other bikers.

You could be one of those riders pedalling to the metal for charity this summer. Just be sure to choose your preferred route and register early.