All the proceeds of the Fred Whitton Challenge go to charity. So please help
us raise even more by printing off the
and asking family, friends, work colleagues etc. to sponsor your ride.
The two charities we support both have a strong connection with Fred.
All the years he organised races he was a big encouragement to all the riders, young and
old, and he would have been over the moon knowing that
the donation from the ride was helping to send young riders with The Dave Rayner
Fund onto the continent to learn the art of international bike racing. Some have stayed
on the continent too and have made a successful living as a professional cyclist.
When Fred developed cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support helped looked after him. All the
nurses spoke of his humour and good nature, something that all his friends and family
had known for many years. Again we could not think of a better cause to help, and
with the donations the riders collect this will help Macmillan Cancer Support continue
with their excellent work.
We have now organised the event for 10 years, having to cancel in 2001 for the
Foot and Mouth outbreak. In that time the riders have raised £220,000 for charity.
A superb effort - thanks to all who contributed.