The Great Racing Welfare Cycle Challenge will begin at noon on July 16 and last until noon the following day. The cycling event will raise funds for Racing Welfare, with 20 teams of four participating. This challenge sees two people cycling on the route in a 30km-loop, while the other two team members rest at the 'Riders Camp' at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Among those saddling up are former champion jockeys Sir AP McCoy, Richard Johnson, Harry Skelton and Oisin Murphy. Trainer Ben Pauling is fielding two teams, while racing broadcasters Sean Boyce, Vanessa Ryle and Rosie Tapner are also teaming up for Sky Sports. There are also four key sponsors that are supporting the challenge: The Jockey Club, Tattersalls, Unibet and The Racehorse Lotto. The sponsors have agreed to donate 25p to Racing Welfare for all the miles achieved by each team.
At the end of the challenge, the fundraising target is £60,000. A number of 'money can't buy' auction lots have also been donated to support the challengers to meet their fundraising target which you can bid on here. Alternatively, you can text GRWC and the amount you wish to donate to 70450 (eg. GRWC5 GRWC10 GRWC50 etc) to support all those taking part.