Riders wanted for Suffolk cycle challenge 

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is encouraging people in Suffolk to sign up for the RIDE Suffolk Sunrise cycle sportive. The event will take place on 15th May 2022, and all routes, ranging from 42 to 102 miles, set out from the historic Framlingham Castle. 

Participants will ride through the quiet coastal lanes of Suffolk, passing through many villages and towns with roots back to the Anglo Saxons. The flat and fast routes make this an ideal sportive for both experienced and newer riders. 

This event is part of the charity’s popular RIDE series of one-day bike rides that take place in excellent cycling locations across the UK and welcomes all levels of cyclists. Entry is just £32 for the Cool route or £42 for the Classic and Champion, which includes chip timing, food, water stations, marshals and mechanics. 

Cyclists participating in the RIDE Suffolk Sunrise event will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. 

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine. 

The charity is currently funding research into areas including premature birth, epilepsy, scarlet fever, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.

Among the research funded by Action is a study taking place at the University of Manchester which aims to improve the effectiveness of a stem cell gene therapy approach, offering new hope for children and families affected by the devastating disease Hunter syndrome. Research into this life-limiting disease with no cure and limited treatment options can help young people like Danny, who was diagnosed with Hunter syndrome aged just 3 years old. 

Through funds raised at events like RIDE Suffolk Sunrise, Action Medical Research are able to continue funding research into rare and devastating conditions such as Hunter syndrome, as well as many other diseases that devastate families. 

For more information and to register please visit www.action.org.uk