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Join Laura Wright on the Women’s Tour this summer for SportsAid

Press release   •   Apr 23, 2015 13:19 BST

SportsAid is looking for eight people to join award-winning soprano Laura Wright as she cycles the first stage of the Friends Life Women’s Tour on June 17 ahead of the world’s top cyclists to raise money for the charity.

The stage covers a 68-mile route from Bury St Edmunds to Aldeburgh on the coast of Suffolk and after you, Laura and the rest of the SportsAid team have completed it, you will get to watch the professional riders race for the finish from the VIP area.

You don’t need to be a professional cyclist yourself to take part. You just need to be in good health, able to average 15 miles an hour on a bike in rolling countryside, comfortable cycling 68 miles, and happy to fundraise for SportsAid with Laura to support the Laura Wright SportsAid Awards.

For the full terms and condition please contact SportsAid or read them here.

It will be Laura's first fundraising challenge for SportsAid since becoming an ambassador for the charity in March. Just three days later, on June 20, she will be back in action again as she takes to the water for the Great East Swim with another team of ten SportsAid fundraisers.

To join Laura on the Women’s Tour, please contact Grace Hughes at SportsAid today by emailing or calling 020 7273 1975.

More information

  • Find out more about taking part in the Friend's Life Women's Tour with Laura Wright here.
  • Find out more about taking part in the Great East Swim with Laura Wright here.


About SportsAid

  • SportsAid helps young sports people to overcome the financial challenges they face in their bid to become Britain’s next generation of Olympians and Paralympians. 
  • The charity’s patron is Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. 
  • Some of the best known former SportsAid recipients are Sir Chris Hoy, David Weir CBE, Mo Farah CBE, Dame Sarah Storey, Jessica Ennis-Hill CBE, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE, Sir Ben Ainslie, Jonnie Peacock MBE, Tom Daley, Ade Adepitan MBE and Sir Steve Redgrave.
  • SportsAid is based in the office of Sport England, the charity's longest-standing partner, which provides vital funding to support its work with young people in sport. 

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