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The Great Racing Welfare Cycle – 16/17 July

Generously sponsored by The Jockey Club, Unibet, Racehorse Lotto and Tattersalls

We’re back with the biggest cycling challenge of the year!

Inspired by last year’s Great Racing Welfare Cycle? We have just the challenge for you!

This year we are incredibly excited to bring the next Great Racing Welfare Cycle Challenge from the home of National Hunt racing, Cheltenham Racecourse.


The challenge is open to all, and a whole host of racing staff and personalities have already confirmed their involvement, including:

It is set up to be a fantastic day and we can’t wait to see you there! Teams will start their challenge at 12 noon on the 16th July and leave the racecourse for an undulating, challenging, 30km, beautiful ride through the Cotswolds including climbing the imposing Cleeve Hill to enjoy the breath-taking views across Gloucestershire.  This challenge is based on a team of FOUR people, TWO will be out on the route cycling while TWO rest at the “Riders Camp” based at the racecourse.  The four riders will tag-team day and night for 24 hours finishing at noon on the 17th July, crossing the finishing line to the cheers of their friends and family.  A BBQ for all the riders and supporters will take place on the afternoon of the 17th to celebrate the incredible achievement of all of those who have taken part and supported.


  • 30km lap taking roughly 2-3 hours
  • Tackle the imposing Cleeve Hill and enjoy breath-taking views; the highest point in Gloucestershire at 1,083 feet (330 m)
  • 520m incline


How many laps will your team do?

All the funds you raise will help us meet the growing demand for support for racing’s workforce, whose dedication and commitment makes the sport possible.

There is a £250 registration fee and £3,000 sponsorship target per team.

Deadline for registration is 31st May 2022


What you'll get as a rider:

Support vehicles, mechanics and medics

A branded cycle jersey with your logo on*


*Each jersey will be customised with sponsor logos and their team name. If you wish to add your own logos this will be an additional charge at a local printer.

Fundraising support from the Racing Welfare team

Hospitality for the whole 24hrs at Cheltenham Racecourse

Professional support throughout your journey from Pie Events

Need some help to get you prepared?

Triple Olympic Medal Cyclist, Chris Newton has put together a 10-week cycle plan to help you prepare for this epic challenge.



Racing Welfare is here to support you throughout your fundraising journey. We have some great stewardship tools to support your fundraising efforts and can also arrange regular check-ins to see how you’re getting on with your target and if there is anything we can do to help. Download our fundraising pack to help you get started.


I'm not a very talented cyclist but I can get from A to B and it's for a great cause, so I'm looking forward to taking part

Oisin Murphy, 2022 Great Racing Welfare Cyclist

Well, since I'm not chatting to Oisin on the track, I thought I might as well go and have a cycle with him to catch up! In all seriousness, it's raising money for a great charity, Racing Welfare do a great job supporting people in the sport!

- Matt Chapman, 2022 Great Racing Welfare Cyclist

Sponsored by:


The Jockey Club

The Race Horse Lotto