Little Bleeders’ very own Alex Dowsett has been named the new 2018 ‘Cycling Ambassador’ for Action Medical Research. Action Medical Research is the leading UK charity dedicated to funding medical research to help sick and disabled babies, children and young people.
Alex, who will be stepping into the Cycling Ambassador role as Chris Boardman, MBE and 1992 Olympic gold medallist steps down has been a supporter of Action for a number of years and is excited about what this new position will have in store. Chris will now take on the role as Greater Manchester’s new cycling and walking commissioner.
“I’m such a big fan of Action and the work that they do,” said Alex. “It’s a great charity and they do so much to help young people and children through the vital medical research they fund. I’m really excited to be helping them as the new Cycling Ambassador.”
Action holds annual fundraising events that centre around cycling as such the role of Cycling Ambassador is an important role within the charity. Alex will be lending his support to some really great fundraising events and such as their RIDE 100 series, their London to Paris cycle ride and the yearly Champions of CycleSport dinner that will be held in November.
“Cycling has very much been at its heart for so many years now, with a number of fantastic annual events and sportives.” said Alex, “I’m just proud to take on this role and help promote the charity in any way I can.”
The team at Action are also excited to have Alex on board as he is very supportive of the work that they do. “It’s been really great having Chris Boardman as an ambassador, he’s done so much for us and I’d like to thank him for that,” said Sarah Stevenson, Senior Partnerships Development Manager for Action. “While we are sad to see Chris go, we are also really excited to have Alex on board. He is so passionate about our work and will be a great addition to our cycling events this coming year.”
To find out more about Action Medical Research, see their website here.