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Jeremy Bacon rides for a reason

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Jeremy Bacon, the CEO of Nottingham based printing firm, The Sherwood Press Group, is taking on a London to Paris charity cycle ride to raise vital funds for the children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research, based in Horsham, West Sussex, is a British medical research charity founded in 1952. The charity funds cutting-edge medical research in the UK, helping sick and disabled children and has been organising this annual cycle ride since 1982.

Jeremy will take the events classic route and his journey will begin on the 22nd of July 2014 from Blackheath Village in London, then continue through Dover, Calais, Arras and Compiegne, before finishing in Paris on the 26th of July.

Jeremy chose the Action Medical Research charity due to the greeting card industry’s fund raising project organised by Lynn Tait last year.  Jeremy commented: “We were pleased to support Lynn Tait in her project and provide free of charge print for such a good cause. I feel the continuation of the support for the charity is the right thing to do”.

Avid cyclist Jeremy purchased his bike in January 2013 with the target of achieving 2,500 miles in 2013 and entered the Sportive 100 mile bike rides in May, June, July, August and September of that year.

Personal reasons

There is also a personal reason behind Jeremy’s choice of the classic route from London to Paris. Jeremy explains, “This slightly longer route passes through First World War battlefields where my Grandfather and Great Grandfather fought at the battle of the Somme and Passchendaele. I will also be visiting the area with my family later on in the year”.

Jeremy’s fundraising target is £5,000 and the money raised will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children.

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