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Join Mike Tindall, Chris Hoy and more on Zwift, as Wattbikers take to Raid Local

Mike Tindall MBE leads team of British sporting legends including Sir Chris Hoy, Shane Williams, Amy Williams, Austin Healey, Iain Balshaw, Lee Westwood & Kirsty Gallacher in a cycle ride for Parkinson’s.


Mike Tindall and Cure Parkinsons CEO Will Cook on last years challenge


On Sunday 28th June, led by Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall MBE, an incredible team of sporting icons (including a number of Wattbikers!) will unite for the Raid Local cycle challenge in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) and you can join them!  

The athletes will ride a version of the first day of the Raid Alpine challenge route – covering 137km in distance and an extraordinary 3,700m of ascent – either in their local area or at home on virtual cycling platform Zwift.


Who’s involved?

While Mike, who was due to take part in the Raid Alpine, will tackle this challenge on the gruelling hills of Gloucestershire, his team of celebrity stars will lead the virtual Raid Local on Zwift on their Wattbikes. This will involve identical distance and ascent, split into three consecutive stages. The team includes:

Olympic and World Champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy (leading stage 1)

Ex-English Rugby International and leading Zwift athlete Austin Healey (leading stage 2)

Ex-Welsh Rugby International and World Rugby Player of the Year 2008 Shane Williams MBE (leading stage 3)

Rugby World Cup winner Iain Balshaw MBE (sweeper across all 3 stages)

The team will also be joined by:

Olympic skeleton racing Gold Medallist 2010 Amy Williams MBE

Professional golfer and seven-time Ryder Cup winner Lee Westwood OBE

TV and radio broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher


Wattbiker Kirsty Gallacher will also be taking part


How you can join in

CPT is offering this unique opportunity to hop on your Wattbike and ride virtually alongside these celebrities, with participants being able to ask the celebrity lead riders questions via the in-event messaging facility. This virtual Raid Local will run at precisely the same time as the Raid Local taking place in parallel on local roads throughout the country.  The grand depart around the country and on Zwift, led by Mike and Sir Chris, will be 8am BST on 28th June.

 To join this unique star-studded event on Zwift, CPT is asking for riders to donate £20, or more if they are able, to the charity’s Raid Local JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/campaign/RaidLocal

The race can be found via the Zwift companion app, search: Tindall&CO: Chris Hoy

Alternatively, riders can join Mike Tindall riding outdoors, by taking to their local roads and donating or raising money for the charity.


For more information, visit www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/news/raidlocal

Race details can be found here.