Charity seeks riders for Trossachs cycle challenge

Cycling challenge the, RIDE 100,will take place in the Trossachs this summer and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the event on Sunday 15th June 2014

There is a choice of routes, Cool 34 miles, Classic 75miles and Champion 106miles setting out from Stirling High School.

The routes take in an area of outstanding beauty with mountains and forests making this ride such a pleasure

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 Trossachs Ton 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 Down syndrome, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, and diabetes, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

Among the research the charity is currently funding is a study taking place at the University of Glasgow and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. This is looking at breathing difficulties, aiming to developing a stent for tracheal (windpipe) deformities in children

Places are limited so make sure you register soon. For more information about the Trossachs Ton and to register, visit the website /

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Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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