Cycling has been big in the news lately thanks to Chris Froome’s amazing performance in the Tour De France this year. But this was not the only cycling event this summer. Action Medical Research for Children run a yearly London to Paris cycling challenge to raise money to fund medical research for children.
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.
Specialised Orthotic Services are pleased to have sponsored The Blazing Saddles, a group of volunteer cyclists £500 to help towards their goal of completing the ride and raising as much money as possible for Action Medical Research.
Congratulations to Stephen Wilshaw, Nick Wilson and Christine Johnson completed the challenge last week, departing on Wednesday 17th July and arriving home at the weekend. The trio have raised a staggering £5,365.27 to date.
A message from the team:
“I would like to give a big thanks to you for sponsoring us and especially are main sponsors, Parts Center, Infomill and Specialised Orthotic Services who have really underpinned our targets. We have gone well beyond our initial target and now have £5,365.27. The ride, as a whole, has raised over £475,000 ! That is going to have a big impact on that research and help save and improve babies and children’s lives”
Want to sponsor the Blazing Saddles team? You can make a donation by visiting the link below:
Specialised Orthotic Services Cycle to Work Scheme
SOS are proud to be part of the government cycle to work scheme, giving our staff the option to buy bicycles tax free and help reduce our CO2 footprint. Visit the government cycle to work scheme website for more information: