On Sunday 28th June, led by Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall MBE, an incredible team of sporting icons will unite for the ‘Raid Local’ cycle challenge in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT).
The challenge? Cover 137km in distance and an extraordinary 3,700m of ascent – either in your local area or at home on virtual cycling platform Zwift, where the distance will be broken down into three stages.
While Mike will tackle this challenge on the gruelling hills of Gloucestershire, his team of celebrity stars will lead the virtual ‘Raid Local’ on Zwift, and you can ride alongside them. The team includes:
Olympic and World Champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy (leading stage 1, 08.00am)
Ex-English Rugby International and leading Zwift athlete Austin Healey (leading stage 2, 11.00am)
Ex-Welsh Rugby International and World Rugby Player of the Year 2008 Shane Williams MBE (leading stage 3, 15.00pm)
Rugby World Cup winner Iain Balshaw MBE (sweeper across all 3 stages)
The team will also be joined by:
Olympic skeleton racing Gold Medallist 2010 Amy Williams MBE
Professional golfer and seven-time Ryder Cup winner Lee Westwood OBE
TV and radio broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher
Participants will be able to ask the celebrity lead riders questions via the in-event messaging facility. This virtual ‘Raid Local’ will run at precisely the same time as the ‘Raid Local’ taking place in parallel on local roads throughout the country. The “Grand Depart” around the country and on Zwift, led by Mike and Sir Chris, will be 8am BST on 28th June.
To join this unique star-studded event on Zwift, CPT is asking for riders to donate £20, or more if they are able, to the charity’s ‘Raid Local’ JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/campaign/RaidLocal
Alternatively, riders can join Mike Tindall riding outdoors, by taking to their local roads and donating or raising money for the charity.
To find the event on Zwift: https://www.zwift.com/events/tag/raidlocal?__znl=en-gb