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Exhausted but exhilarated: Davina recovers from her epic bike ride

The television presenter Davina McCall is easing her aching muscles today, after a gruelling charity bike ride through the Sussex countryside. She joined hundreds of women who cycled either 21, 40 or 63 miles to raise money for Action Medical Research.

Andrea Thomas was there to meet them at the finishing line. She spoke to Davina McCall and Ella Moye.

Saddle sore but glowing after charity bike ride

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Davina McCall and other bike riders finish the Action DIVA Sussex bike ride Credit: Andrea Thomas

Television presenter Davina McCall and some of the other riders in the Action DIVA Sussex bike ride posed for a photograph at the end of their 100km cycle challenge. The one day event began at Little Horsted near Uckfield. Money raised will go to the Action Medical Research for children charity.

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Mother of premature baby raises money for research

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The RPM group have been cycling to raise money for research into premature babies Credit: Andrea Thomas

The RPM group from Sussex have just completed 40 miles of cycling. They're all friends and relatives who wanted to raise money for the Action Medical Research for children charity. One of them had a premature baby and wanted to raise money to fund more research into caring for them.

Davina lends her support to charity bike riders in Sussex

Although the weather forecast was for mixed, unsettled weather, the Action DIVA charity bike ride in Sussex got off to a good start. Television presenter Davina McCall waved off some of the five hundred women taking part in the ride to raise money for Action Medical Research for children.

The bike ride started at 7am on Saturday 11th May and ends at 6pm on the same day. Participants are cycling a variety of distances including a 21-mile route, 40-mile route and a tougher 65-mile route.

The Action Medical Research for children charity funds medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability.

Davina McCall joins charity bike ride through Sussex

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Davina McCall takes photo ahead of start of charity bike ride for medical research Credit: Davina McCall

The television presenter Davina McCall is joining hundreds of women for the Action DIVA Sussex bike ride. Five hundred cyclists are taking part in the event. The ride starts from the East Sussex National at Little Horsted near Uckfield.

Any money raised will go to the children's charity Action Medical Research.

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