I’m delighted that my home patch of Sussex has been chosen as the starting point for this intrepid challenge and wish all the riders the very best of luck as they set off from Hastings. As an Olympic athlete I know that motivation is key to success, so hopefully riding for such a good cause will inspire them to keep pedalling!
Be a part of our Edinburgh local supporter group's biggest event yet, a Cycle Against Torture from East Sussex to Edinburgh throughout July 2019.
If you are a keen cyclist you can join Moira and Shelagh, who will start from Hastings on July 1st and finish in Edinburgh on Sunday 28th July, on one of the stages along the way! Each stage is between 20 and 60 miles and there is an option to join in for shorter sections of the ride if you prefer.
You can find details of the whole route and more information about the ride on Edinburgh Local Group website https://edinburghfft.org/cycle2019/
The route will take the riders past all of our regional centres and there will be lots of activities along the way. Warning- activities will include lots of tea and lots of cake!
From fun rides to theatre performances there's loads to get involved in so don't forget to check the full list of what's on.
If you don't fancy cycling yourself there's still plenty of ways to get involved. Cheering riders on with a nice cup of tea, getting involved in rest days and Local Group activities happening along the route, or donating to the cause.
To help raise money for the event you can set up your own JustGiving page as a member of the team or donate to one of the existing members.