• Latest News - September 23, 2014

    Join Mark Cavendish on the Friends Life Tour Ride 100

    ​Cycling World Champion and Right To Play Ambassador, Mark Cavendish, chooses Right To Play as beneficiary charity for the Friends Life Tour Ride 100.

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    Mark Cavendish has chosen the Friends Life Tour 100 as his official sportive. Taking part on the 5th October 2014, Mark will be joining cyclists of all abilities on routes through some of England's most beautiful scenery.

    As a Right To Play Ambassador, Mark has chosen Right To Play as a beneficiary charity. Mark says "Sport has the power to inspire young people, to build self-esteem, confidence and leadership and to create extraordinary opportunities. Right To Play's focus is both essential and unique and I'm fully behind their work"

    The ride

    There are two routes: a 50 mile challenge ride and a 100 mile pro ride. The 100 mile route will take in the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District, including SKODA King of the Mountains climbs like Gun Hill and Hollinsclough Moor, as well as the roads used by numerous Tour of Britain stages in the area.

    Both routes will start and finish at Staffordshire University's Leek Road campus, where a promotional cycle village will be the focus of entertainment, pre- and post-ride. The Tour will be preceded by a Saturday afternoon pasta party.


    Entry usually costs £35 per rider. However, Right To Play are offering the chance for 20 lucky riders to receive a free place. Free places will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to make an in-kind donation or fundraise on behalf of Right To Play, we would be very grateful.

    For those not able to obtain a free place you will still be able to enter the ride at the official cost of £35.

    To enter, please contact Lewis Spiers.