RAFARides cycling event goes global with supporters urged to help ‘cycle the world’ for charity!
Cyclists across the globe are being encouraged to join Team RAFA in a bid to collectively cover 24,901 miles – equal to circling the world at the equator – to raise money for our vital work supporting the RAF community.
The riders, so far mostly based in Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, will be clocking-up the distance needed for their virtual circumnavigation of the globe in just 24 hours.
The ride will be split into two formats, enabling cyclists to take part in an organised on-road event in Leicestershire, or to join-in virtually on static or moving bikes from any location in the world.
The Leicestershire on-road event, which will start and finish at Waltham-on-the-Wolds, will be held on 5 June, and riders will be able to choose to complete 30, 70 or 100 miles.
Cyclists taking part elsewhere will be able to contribute their miles between 7pm on Friday 4 June and 7pm on Saturday 5 June.
Some of the remote participants will work in teams, using static bikes in RAF station buildings, while others will cycle in their own homes or on local roads and tracks. Everyone joining-in will be able to connect virtually via an online event App.