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Three of Europe’s major cities are on the itinerary of a charity ride to be held next September.

Riders celebrate completing the 2012 Three Cities Challenge

The Three Cities Cycling Challenge will be held from September 10 to 14 2013 to raise funds for Action Medical Research.

Riders will cover more than 300 miles in four days on a ride that takes in the cities of London, Amsterdam, and Brussels.

Events manager for Action Medical Research, Oly Watts, said: “This event is aimed at cyclists of all levels and combines the chance to sample cultural treats with an exciting personal fitness challenge.”

Day one will take the riders on an 85-mile journey from London to the port of Harwich. A ferry crossing later, riders will return to two-wheeled transport for a 70-mile leg from the Hook of Holland to Amsterdam.

A 75-mile route awaits riders on day three, taking them from Amsterdam to Breda, before pushing on for a further 80-miles the following day to reach Brussels at the end of day four.  On day five, the riders will return to London (not by bike).

Last year’s ride raised nearly £172,000 for the charity, which researches the causes of conditions including meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and premature birth.

Action Medical Research celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. It has spent more than £100m on research to save the lives of thousands of children.

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