Cavendish launches Right To Play’s 2012 Ride


Posted Wednesday 16th November 2011 –

Mark Cavendish launched the Right To Play charity bike ride this week at the Specialized concept store in Covent Garden. The 2011 World Champion and Tour de France Green Jersey winner has supported Right To Play for over three years and continues to be a great advocate for the Sport for Development charity and the work it does globally.

The evening saw cycling enthusiasts and Right To Play supporters attend this exclusive event where the three day 300 mile ride from the Tour de France in Liege to the Olympic Park in London was launched. The ride that is supported by Specialized sets off next June to generate essential funds for Right To Play to continue working with children and young people in developing countries by using the power of sport and play to improve lives. Following the official launch there was a question and answer session with cycling star Mark Cavendish hosted by sports broadcaster John Inverdale.

Right To Play Athlete Ambassador Mark Cavendish said “I’ve been a Right To Play Athlete Ambassador for a number of years and I still get excited about the work they do and events they run to fund this work. Right To Play’s 2012 Bike Ride is no exception to this and I was happy to help launch the ride. If you are looking for a challenge in 2012 this ride is for everyone- sign up today to Right To Play’s ride and support this great charity.”

Nick Smith, Right To Play UK National Director said “Mark’s success on the road this year matches his contribution to Right To Play; his support for our bike rides and our work has been invaluable, and has helped us to raise essential funds for our programmes. We hope that 2012 will be the best year yet for both Mark and Right To Play.”

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