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Posted Wednesday 15th June 2011 -

Cycling Volunteering

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is looking for volunteers who could spare a few hours to help support its popular UK RIDE100 series events.

Every year Action Medical Research runs a packed programme of long-distance bike rides, with 22 events taking place all over the UK in some stunning locations.

The charity is looking for crew members to participate in all the activities related to the ride, except riding a bike! This includes things like route signage, car parking, registration and de-registration, manning feed stations and marshalling.

Mark Trott, Cycling Development Manager at Action Medical Research,
says: “We pride ourselves in running some of the very best challenge bike rides in the UK. Giving our riders a trouble-free and enjoyable day in the saddle is paramount and it takes a dedicated crew of staff and volunteers to make this happen.

“Whether you’re a keen cyclist yourself or just enjoy the sport then volunteering for us is a great way to meet like-minded people and be involved in an activity you enjoy. At the same time you will help us give our riders a great day in the saddle and raise money to fund medical research to help sick babies, children with disabilities and those suffering from a rare disease.”

Volunteer crew members are fully supported, briefed and advised on all aspects of their duties. In return for your time the charity can offer you a free place on one of its other RIDE100 series events.

Money raised by the charity helps fund vital medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Work currently being supported by Action Medical Research includes research into premature birth, cerebral palsy, meningitis and epilepsy, as well as some very rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

If you can spare a few hours of your time to lend a hand then Action Medical Research would love to hear from you. For further information please visit www.action.org.uk/volunteering or email Nicky Clark at nclarke@action.org.uk