Tour de Uckfield for Davina

Davina gets on her bike
Davina gets on her bike

TV presenter and Wadhurst resident Davina McCall is inviting all willing cyclists to join her on June 7 at the East Sussex National Hotel and Golf Course and raise funds for sick babies and children.

This is the fifth year she’s been hosting a cycle ride for Action Medical Research, a charity that she’s supported since she was a child and she’s encouraging everyone, whatever shape, size and level of fitness, to take part.

There are three route options on Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride. For people who are new to cycling or looking for an early finish they can choose to cycle the Cool 21-mile route. If they are more advanced and feel like a challenge they can sign up for the Classic 40-mile route and if they are an experienced pro then the Champion 68-mile route is the one to choose.

All cyclists, including Davina, will start together, in the tranquil grounds of the East Sussex National Hotel and Golf Course before continuing into the quiet lanes of the surrounding area, through picturesque villages and stunning scenery.

There are well stocked feed stops around the route, mechanical support, first aiders and massage therapists on hand and a hearty barbecue lunch at the finish. All would-be entrants need to do is register and pay £30 for the Fundraising option (with a pledge to raise an extra minimum of £35 sponsorship) or £55 for the one-off inclusive fee Sportive option.

Davina said: “I can’t wait to get back into the saddle to support my favourite charity and see all the lovely ladies (and a few gents) on the day. What better way to motivate yourself to get and stay fit than to sign up for this fantastic ride? There is a route for everyone, regardless of your current fitness level, and it’s a fun day out for a fantastic cause.”

Money raised by riders will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, Downs syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

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