D-day approaching for charity riders

Velocity is media partner for Ziggurat – a battlefield Ride for Action Medical Research

D-day approaching for charity riders

Fancy going on a charity bike ride with a twist?
Well you’re in luck.

Action Medical Research, which specialises in extensive work in helping defeat diseases that affect babies, children and young people, are staging the Ziggurat ride later this year, a 326-mile, four-day ride in which those taking part will be able to take in and learn about the Battlefields of France.

The London to Compiegne ride, which is aimed at construction industry professionals who want to network as well as raise vital funds, will take place between the 18-22 September. AMR is looking for riders and partners who will benefit from a battlefield guide accompanying the route, timed to run on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The ride traces some of northern France’s most significant WWI And WWII battle sites, touring the national Allied memorials to the French, Canadian, Australian, Indian and British fallen, ending in the Glade of the Armistice. They will also get the benefit of mechanics, accommodation, ferry and Eurostar transport, plus a celebration three course gala dinner in Compiegne, plus the satisfaction that the money they raise is going to a very good cause.

Action medical research partnerships development manager Sarah Stevenson said: “We are looking for riders to join us on this construction industry ride to Compiegne, taking in the French battlefields to remember the fallen. The ride will be fully supported so all you need to do is enjoy every day and network with fellow riders in your industry. It’s the third year we have run it and we are delighted to have partnership again from Grafton and Brett. We need more ladies too – come and join me!”
The event costs £25 to enter and riders need to raise £1800, which covers everything else – and Velocity is proud to announce it is the media partner.