Going Going Bike

Jan 192011

When British Cycling recently announced its National Women’s Cycling Network initiative one of its aims was to create women cycling champions to organise women only led-rides.

What better role model than TV celebrity Davina McCall, who in her own words, has become a “cycling bore” since doing Sports Relief’s John O’Groats to Land’s End ride last year.

Davina’s new found cycling bug has now seen her take on the role of fronting an all female charity bike ride to raise vital funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research, a charity she has been involved with for most of her life. She will be fronting and riding in Davina’s DIVA100, setting out from Cowdray Park in Midhurst, Sussex, on Sunday May 8.

Davina hopes the DIVA100 will inspire more women to get in the saddle.

“I’ve become a cycling bore, but I love it with a passion. It’s an affordable, sociable way to keep fit and doesn’t have to be competitive.  I hope lots of ladies saddle up and join me for this fundraiser.”

Women cyclists participating in Davina’s DIVA100 will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children.

The event, which is being supported by cycle manufacturer Specialized, offers a choice of two countryside routes – a 100km challenge or a shorter 50km course.

A free training guide, supplied by Specialized, is available to help prepare for the ride and the event is fully supported on the day with plenty of rest stops and a fully-serviced lunch. Staff riders, first aiders and massage therapists will also be on hand.

Entry costs £28 and participants will also need to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship. Places are limited, so apply at Davina’s Diva100

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