Ben Eastick Written by Ben Eastick

Sugar Powers Epic Charitable Cycle Ride For Top Gear Stunt Man

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Team at the BRDC, surrounded by beautiful Jaguars that Neil Cunningham raced.

Ragus Pure Sugar Energy helped power a team of 6 cyclists on an epic 24 hour endurance ride covering 220 miles across the continent from Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire to the world famous Le Mans 24 hour race in France which takes place this weekend. This continues Ragus’ support of raising awareness for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) to enable further advancement in the research of this horrific disease.

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Ben Eastick waves the Union flag to start the challenge with a lap of the Silverstone Circuit.

Over the last three years, Ragus has supported various fundraising events in aid of Neil Cunningham who has been bravely battling MND over the last five years. From New Zealand originally, Neil was a successful athlete as a surfer in his home town of Swansea and a professional racing driver for twenty seven years, who competed at numerous Le Mans 24 hrs. Latterly Neil found fame as one of Top Gear’s Stigs and a stunt driver on the Top Gear Live show, as well as featuring in the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

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Adam Bere organiser of the event at Le Mans within the 24hrs.

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No. 18 Porsche on pole position for Le Mans 2015.

Motor Neurone Disease affects both young and old alike, but particularly occurs in young fit and healthy people. Recent advances in research has given hope that a cure for this lesser known disease is imminent.

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Ben Eastick and the team.

The target for the 24hrs Le Mans cycle ride is to raise £25,000 of which over 51% has been raised so far. This money together with over £100,000 raised in the last 3 years will be multiplied by a factor of three from corporate funding.

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With special thanks to The British Racing Drivers Club www.brdc.co.uk & Silverstone Circuits www.silverstone.co.uk

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If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please click on either of the two links below:

https://justgiving.com/24hrstolemans/
https://racing4mnd.org