This weekend sees the Essex100 bike ride take place in the county with the start and finish line staged at The Essex County Ground. One rider who will be particularly ‘at home’ during the start & finish of the race will be Graham Gooch who is taking part and supporting the good cause.
Graham Gooch, commented: “I am always keen to support good causes and I’m an Essex man and the ride starts from Essex so I felt it was important for me to support this local event. When my good friend, James Davis mentioned the ride to me I felt I had to take part and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”
The Essex100 charity cycle ride taking place on Sunday 31 August and it is one of our most popular rides attracting over 700 riders. Cyclists can enjoy some excellent terrain as the ride journeys through quiet villages and the farmlands of north Essex, where the undulations will get cyclists in and out of the saddle.
This event is part of the charity’s popular RIDE100 series of one-day bike rides that take place in fantastic cycling locations across the UK. All include chip timing, food and water stations, lunch, marshals and mechanics.
Cyclists participating in the Essex100 will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. The charity is currently supporting work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.