Sir Chris Hoy backs Wheels for Change cycle challenges

Multiple track Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy launches Wheels for Change challenge to raise funds for UNICEF children's organisation

Multiple Olympic track cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy has got behind the Wheels for Change cycling challenge, which will raise funds for UNICEF children’s organisation.

Seven 100-kilometre rides will simultaneously take place around the UK on Saturday May 24 2014. In each case, the rides will kick off from a Barclay’s Premier League football ground.

The aim is for 100,000 cyclists to take part in the event, raising £500,000 of funds for UNICEF and Barclay’s Building Young Futures partnership, which helps disadvantaged young people around the world get their small businesses started.

The Wheels for Change challenge ride venues will be:

Cardiff City stadium
Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park
Fulham’s training ground at Motspur Park, South West London
Liverpool FC’s Family Park, Anfield Road
Manchester United’s Old Trafford
Newcastle United’s training ground at Darsley Park
Birmingham Road, outside West Bromwich Albion’s The Hawthorns

Sir Chris Hoy said: “As a UNICEF UK Ambassador, I’m proud to support Wheels for Change. Cycling transformed my life and now through this fundraising event we have the chance to help transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the world, to turn their business dreams into a reality.”

For more information visit the Wheels for Change website.