Mark Beaumont Rides Trossachs Ton

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Posted Wednesday 4th July 2012 –

The Trossachs Ton, organised by children’s charity Action Medical Research, took place on Sunday 17 June in Stirling and saw over 500 riders come together to tackle a choice of 100 mile or 100km routes. One of the riders taking part was Mark Beaumont, the record-breaking long distance British cyclist said: “Loved riding the Trossachs Ton for Action Medical Research. A great charity ride in the heart of Scotland with wonderful scenery and some really testing roads. A very well organised event indeed.”

Record-breaking long distance cyclist Mark Beaumont

Last year’s event raised over £60,000 for the charity.

The Trossachs Ton 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 participating in the RIDE100 series, supported by Trek, 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 medical breakthroughs to help sick and disabled children. The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth, and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.