Posted Tuesday 10th July 2012 –
Over 250 cyclists will be taking part in Winchester 100, organised by children’s charity Action Medical Research, on Sunday 15 July but 10 participants will be taking on this cycling challenge in an extraordinary way by completing it on ElliptiGo bikes, the world’s first elliptical bicycles.
Self employed graphic designer Alan McDonogh 54, from Almac Studio in Northampton will be completing the 100-mile route on an ElliptiGO, “I came across the ElliptiGo last year and learnt how it was designed to minimise the risk of injury. I have done some cycle rides but it was my recent introduction to Action Medical Research which spurred me to sign up for Winchester 100. I am delighted to be doing my bit to raise money to help sick babies and children.”
Winchester 100 offers a choice of a 100-mile or a shorter 100km route setting out from Sparsholt College, Winchester. Both routes take in the beautiful scenery around the New Forest as they head towards Salisbury via Grimstead and then on to Wimbourne Minster before passing through Fordingbridge.
Cyclists participating in the Winchester 100 will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Action Medical Research is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012 and since 1952 has spent more than £100 million on research that has helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth, and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.
This event, supported by leading bike brand Trek, is part of the charity’s popular RIDE100 series of one-day bike rides taking place across the UK. All include chip timing, food and water stations, lunch, marshals and mechanics.
Cyclists can join Alan by registering online before Wednesday 11 July or by signing up on the day at 7am.
For more information about Winchester, visit the website www.action.org.uk/winchester_100