…and Nicole wins Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year award

On Sunday Nicole Cooke was named The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year for her achievements in becoming the first person to do the double of winning the Olympic road race and the world championship in the same year.

At the awards ceremony Nicole (who is also road.cc's Rider of the Year) took the opportunity to talk about the work of Action Medical Research the charity which her team, Vision 1 Racing has announced a partnership with. Riders on the team set up by Cooke in the wake of her Olympic and World triumphs will wear the Action Medical Research logo and the strapline 'Official Charity Partner' on their kit.  The aim is to publicise the important work undertaken by the charity, highlight awareness of their highly rated cycling events and encourage fundraising for their causes.

Visiting one of the Action Medical Research projects in London Nicole Cooke said: '”Seeing the research being carried out by the medical team was so inspiring. I am proud to be able to support Action Medical Research by drawing attention to their charity, support their fundraising events and the work which is helping change the outcome of peopleʼs lives.”

You can read more about Nicole's award and her feelings about the work of Action Medical Research at the Timeonesonline

About Action Medical Research

As the name suggests Action Medical Research funds medical research and their criteria for doing so is driven by medical only. The charity's funding helped create the polio vaccine and the ultrasound machine. Over the last few years one of its biggest areas of fundraising activity has been long distance bike rides including their London to Paris ride. To find out more about Action Medical Research its work and fund raising rides visist www.action.org.uk

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.