Racing Welfare is once again delighted to be running this year’s Newmarket Heath Ride in association with Bedmax, which takes in some of horseracing HQ’s most iconic locations along its course. Entries are open now for the event, set to be held on Sunday 5th September.
The Newmarket Heath Ride offers participants the chance to ride over 8, 15 or 20 mile routes across Newmarket’s hallowed turf, all whilst raising money for Racing Welfare. Starting and finishing at the July Course, the event is made possible by the support and kind permission of The National Stud and Jockey Club Estates.
The day offers a unique opportunity to ride across Newmarket’s famous training grounds, utilising the town’s network of horse-walks which, in the case of the 15 and 20 mile routes, emerge at the base of Warren Hill. The 20 mile course also takes in the Al Bahathri all weather gallop, allowing horse and rider to gallop in the footsteps of some of the world’s most famous racehorses.
Bedmax has once again returned as headline sponsor for the ride this year after initially aligning to the event in 2020. The ride is facilitated on the day by an army of volunteers, bringing Newmarket’s community together in support of both the event and the charity.
James Schofield, Racing Welfare’s Head of Fundraising, said, “The Newmarket Heath Ride is a fantastic occasion and one that we are very proud to be involved with once again this year. It has raised a huge amount of money for the charity to date and offers a once-yearly opportunity for leisure riders to take in all that Newmarket has to offer. A huge thank you to the National Stud and Jockey Club Estates for their ongoing support as well as to our sponsors, Bedmax, whose support is very much appreciated.”
Tim Smalley, Bedmax Managing Director said, “We are absolutely delighted to be part of the Heath Ride. The racing industry is and has always been a very important sector for Bedmax, and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to support the wider racing community and Racing Welfare projects through this event. We wish you every success.”
Entries for the Newmarket Heath Ride cost £20 and riders are required to raise a minimum of £20 sponsorship in addition to this. To enter or for more information, visit www.racingwelfare.co.uk/our-events/newmarket-heath-ride/. Entries close on Thursday 2nd September.