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Sir Bradley Wiggins rides Manchester to London for autism charity

220 miles in over 12 hours of riding

Sir Bradley Wiggins was one of 215 cyclists who rode from Manchester to London on Sunday to raise money for Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism.

Now in its fourth year, the Rapha Manchester to London Challenge saw participants ride through the Peak District, Midlands and the Chilterns before finishing at TreeHouse School in London.

Simon Mottram, CEO and Founder of Rapha Racing Ltd, said: "I know many of the riders sign-up for the sheer test , but my determination comes from raising money for a charity that is working hard to deliver a better future for young people with autism, including my son Oscar."

Over the past three years the ride has raised over £770,000 in support of the charity and this year it is hoped that the figure will pass £1m.

The ride was fully signposted with four feed stops serving locally sourced food, timing chips and a fleet of support vehicles and broom wagons to ensure no-one was left on the road or fell too far behind.

Registration for the 2018 Rapha Manchester to London Challenge will open soon on the Rapha website. If you would like to be added to the reserve list please contact Daisy at dpowling [at] ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

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