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Three more legends confirmed for Champions of CycleSport fundraising dinner

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Action Medical Research is excited to announce that three more legendary names have been confirmed for this year’s ‘Champions of CycleSport’ dinner on 23 November.

Graeme Obree, nicknamed ‘The Flying Scotsman’, is a racing cyclist who was crowned the individual pursuit world champion in 1993 and 1995. He also broke the world hour record twice. His first success was short-lived as British cyclist Chris Boardman broke it one week later; but Obree reclaimed the title less than a year later in April 1994, setting a record distance of 52.713km. The two men will once again reunite on stage for the fundraising dinner and will no doubt have plenty to chat about!

Dan Martin rides for UCI Pro Team Quick-Step Floors; his many accomplishments include winning stages at the 2011 Vuelta a España and the 2013 Tour de France.  In 2010 he won the overall classifications at the Tour de Pologne and the 2013 Volta a Catalunya. In one-day races he has won the 2010 Japan Cup, the 2010 Tre Valli Varesine, the 2011 Giro di Toscana, the 2013 Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the 2014 Giro di Lombardia.

Steven Burke MBE is a track and road cyclist who rides for the WIGGINS cycling team. He represented Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics, beating his pre-Olympics personal best in the individual pursuit by 11 seconds to take the bronze medal. In 2012, Burke was part of the Great Britain team that won the Olympic and World championships in the Team Pursuit discipline. He was part of the GB team that retained the team pursuit title at the 2016 Olympics.

The three men will join a whole host of other cycling legends including: Chris Boardman MBE, Dani Rowe MBE, Jody Cundy OBE, Alex Dowsett, Katie Archibald and Stephen Roche.

Guests attending the fundraiser at Battersea Evolution will see live interviews with some of the stars on stage with TV newsreader and presenter Dermot Murnaghan.

Following a three course dinner there will also be a chance to bid for some ‘money-can’t buy’ items in the charity auction. One of the prizes will be a signed painting of Stephen Roche by artist Paul Oz.

Other items will include a Garmin Fenix Watch, the chance to name a Stobarts truck and a framed Red Jersey from the Vuelta, signed by the winner Chris Froome.

Action is delighted to have the event supported by Maserati and Garmin along with BDO and Rouleur.

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

The charity is currently funding research into conditions including asthma, prematurity, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.





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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For 65 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.

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