And it’s ORANGE!!
Sandy Ruddock, founder of Scarlett & Mustard has won a bike in celebration of her impressive fundraising efforts for UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research.
Sandy only began riding this year, was given a brand new Vitus Bikes Zenium Disc road bike this week by Chain Reaction Cycles after becoming the second highest fundraiser on the charity’s RIDE100 series.
Chain Reaction Cycles, which sponsors Action Medical Research’s cycling events, delivered the bike to Scarlett & Mustard HQ after Sandy raised £765 on the Suffolk Sunrise ride earlier this year.
“I am completely beside myself with excitement about winning this bike – I never win anything! I only took up cycling earlier this year and have done a couple of charity rides and all the training on a borrowed bike so it couldn’t be better,” said Sandy.
“I’ve totally got the cycling bug and being on a decent bike will be amazing. Plus the fact that the bike is black and orange – which are our company colours – means it must be fate.”
For more than 60 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world. Research they’ve funded has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.
Action Medical Research is currently funding research into meningitis, Down syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
Entry to every race in the RIDE100 charity cycle series is just £25 for the shorter Cool routes or it’s £38 to join the Classic and Champion options, which includes chip timing, food and water stations, marshals and mechanics. For more information, please visit action.org.uk/events/cycling/ride100-series