Sports charity Right To Play has teamed up with Mark Cavendish and his Columbia team to stage the first ever Edinburgh to London cycle event: ‘Pedal Power the Change’.

Right to Play is offering five lucky readers the chance to win a training workshop with Mark Cavendish. All you have to do is register for at least one leg of the ride. As there are only 200 places, this equates to a strong chance of winning.

Pedal Power the Change runs from August 17-23 with a total of six legs ranging from 54 to 105 miles. Mark Cavendish will start the mass participation ride at Edinburgh Castle during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The participants will then stop each night at different towns along the route before reaching the finish line at London’s Buckingham Palace.

The sponsorship pledge for cyclists who tackle the full 500 miles is designed to not only include seven nights accommodation and food along with every level of support throughout the race, but will also fund 60 children to attend the Right To Play Sport for Development Program, a scheme which has benefited the lives of children worldwide.

These individual pledges will collectively extend this opportunity to 12,000 children worldwide.

Right To Play is a charity that uses specially designed sport and play programmes to improve health, build life skills, and foster peace for children and communities affected by war, poverty and disease.

Working in both the humanitarian and development contexts, Right To Play has projects operating in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

To register for the charity cycle ride and be in with a chance to win, simply go to www.righttoplay.co.uk and enter CYCLING WEEKLY into the box that asks ‘where did you hear about this event?’ when you fill in the form.

For more details contact Will Bennett on 020 7734 7946.