Davina urges the girls to join the DIVA100

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Posted Thursday 26th April 2012 –

TV presenter, Davina McCall, urges women to join her at the DIVA 100 cycle ride starting from Cowdray Park in Sussex on the 13th May and help raise funds for Action Medical Research. If you can’t join Davina on the 13th there are also DIVA100 rides taking place in Scotland on 20 May and Warwickshire on 27 May.

Readers may be used to seeing me on the telly but I can also regularly be spotted on my bike. Yes, believe it or not, I’m a dedicated convert to road cycling and I’m passionate about encouraging more women to take to the saddle.

Riding for charity has been a great motivator for me. I find it very rewarding.

One charity which is very close to my heart is Action Medical Research. This children’s charity is currently looking for lady riders to join its popular DIVA100 series in May. I would like to encourage your female readers – whether they are already regular riders or newbies looking for a great challenge – to consider taking part.

I’ve been involved with Action Medical Research since I was a little girl, and can certainly vouch for them. This wonderful charity funds research into many diseases and conditions that affect babies and children in the UK.

I am saddling up for the DIVA100 in Sussex on 13 May setting out from Cowdray Park in Midhurst but the rides are also taking place in Scotland on 20 May and Warwickshire on 27 May.

All the DIVA100s offer a choice of two circular countryside routes, a 100km challenge or a shorter 50km course for those looking to take it a little bit easier.

Launched in 2011, the first ride saw more than 500 ladies of all cycling abilities taking part and raised more than £95,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research, which is based in Horsham.

Enjoying a great day out is key at the DIVA100 rides so be rest assured you will be well looked after every inch of the way! Mechanics will be on hand to help with any technical difficulties and volunteers will welcome you at the well-stocked rest stops where you can refuel.

So why not grab a group of girlie mates and join the friendly group?

Most importantly, every mile pedalled will help sick babies and children.

To find out more and to register visit http://www.action.org.uk/diva or call Sarah Stevenson on 01273 735788.

Yours faithfully,

Davina McCall,
London