The second annual Team Midland 24hour Trackathon for Children In Need takes place at the CalShot velodrome near Southampton November 20-21.
Eight teams compete in one-hour relays, with a ‘Pudsey bear’ stuffed toy passed from team to team every hour.
According to event coordinator and participant Graham Hewson, 560 miles is the target this year. The 2008 event raised £7,500.
“I am riding in two teams, my own club Bournemouth Arrow,” Hewson told BikeRadar, “and also a team comprising of two pro riders, Russell Hampton and Daniel Patten who ride on Magnus Backstedt’s team and Simon Richardson the Paralympics gold medal winner.”
For more information, visit www.tmracing.org.uk. To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/tmpudsey24hr/.