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Davina McCall launches women-only ride

| Blog, Cycling Plus, News | 18/01/2011 14:18pm

TV presenter Davina McCall has teamed up with children’s charity Action Medical Research to launch a women-only ride this May

McCall, who fronted Channel 4′s Big Brother and currently hosts ITV1′s The Biggest Loser will be riding in Davina’s DIVA100,  from Cowdray Park in Midhurst, Sussex, on Sunday 8 May. The event, which is being supported by bike brand Specialized, will offer a two routes – a 100km challenge or a shorter 50km course. McCall says that she caught the cycling bug after doing Sports Relief’s John O’Groats to Land’s End ride last year. “I’ve become a cycling bore since then,” she says, “but I love it with a passion. It’s an affordable, sociable way to keep fit and doesn’t have to be competitive.”

Davina reckons she's become a bike bore.

“I’ve been involved with Action Medical Research since I was a child, but this is my first cycling event for the charity. I hope lots of ladies saddle up and join me for this new fundraiser. It’s going to be a fun day out and a great way to help such a special charity raise much-needed funds.”

“We already put on a range of popular cycling events each year, but the majority of participants are male,” explains Action Medical Research’s Sarah Stevenson. “We decided to introduce a more female-friendly event to encourage new cyclists to join us.”

Cyclists participating in Davina’s DIVA100 will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Research currently being supported by Action Medical Research includes work around meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and premature birth, as well as some very rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

Entry costs £28 and you will also need to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship. To find out more and to sign up click here

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