On September 8th 2012, Bourne Wheeler, Antony Gough will be rolling in the tyre marks of some of the greatest cyclists ever, riding a stage of the 2011 Tour de France, over some of the highest and steepest climbs in Europe – the Col du Telegraphe at 1,556m, the Col du Galibier at 2,646m, and Alpe d’Huez at 1,850m. The ride is about 110 km long and Antony is riding to raise money for Action Medical Research, a fantastic charity dedicated to improving the health of babies and children in the UK.
For almost 60 years the charity has been behind numerous breakthroughs such as the UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, and more recently the fetal heart rate monitor – a new state-of-the-art device that could help save thousands of at-risk babies. We have previously raised money for this charity and hope to continue to do so in order to support the fantastic work that they do.
Antony has a target to raise £1,600, but obviously would like to raise as much as he can. Action Medical Research relies entirely on donations to fund a range of research projects that address serious childhood conditions and improve quality of life for children with disabilities. You will also be supporting research to reduce premature birth, prevent pregnancy complications that threaten babies’ lives, and find the best ways to care for sick and vulnerable babies.