Win a chance to start celebrity ride in DHL First Nation Home for Sport Relief

Ride the first 5 miles in London

Here’s your chance to win the privilege to start the celebrity cycle ride in the English leg of the DHL First Nation Home challenge for Sport Relief.


BikeRadar and Halfords are giving you the opportunity to win a ‘golden ticket’ to be the first person on the bike after the celebrities have run the first mile from the start of the challenge in London on 10 March.  You will ride 5 miles before the champion cyclist takes over.

To enter, visit the competition page and answer the question: “I’d love to ride with: Chris Boardman (England)/Graeme Obree (Scotland)/Magnus Backstedt (Wales)/Sean Kelly (Ireland) because…” The best answer as judged by BikeRadar and Chris Boardman will win the golden ticket!

Entries close on 15 December so get yours in soon!

What is the DHL First Nation Home?

The DHL First Nation Home is the largest ever Sport Relief Challenge, creating a showdown between four celebrity teams.  Representing a home nation, each team will be competing in a race that will include cycling, running, sailing and rowing.  The four teams, made up of celebrities and sports stars, will race over a 1000 miles around the UK and Ireland over a seven day period from the 10th -17th March 2012.  To ensure a fair race, every cyclist will ride Boardman road bikes, donated by Halfords, exclusive Boardman Performance Series retailer.

Following completion of the First Nation Home challenge, on Sunday the 25th March, over 1,000 members of the public will get the chance to run the final 6 miles of the journey with the celebrity teams.  The lucky runners will be able to secure limited places to represent their country and run a final six-mile  to finish the Challenge.  These runs will take place in London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff, with each celebrity team running with the public in their home capital city.

Challenge director, former Scottish Rugby Internationalist Cameron Mather said: “This challenge is all about legacy, encouraging active participation in sport and giving the general public a chance to represent their country alongside their sporting legends and heroes as well as a few very keen celebrities! It’s a very unique event and the public’s efforts will ultimately determine if their country wins the challenge, while raising a mountain of cash for Sport Relief what more motivation do you need!”

Members of the public will be able to secure one of the limited places from today at They will have to pay an entry fee of £60 (which includes Exclusive National running kit from Adidas of high performance Shorts and T-shirt) and commit to raise sponsorship of upwards of £300 each between now and the 6 mile run on 25 March, 2012. Sport Relief supporters from all over the country will get the opportunity to cheer their home teams on as they pass through major cities such as Edinburgh, Cardiff, London, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Larne and Stranraer as well as sponsor their own home nation. The full route will also be available at

Celebrity competitors in the dhl first nation home challenge. back row (l-r): josh lewsey, iwan thomas, paddy johns, thom evans front row (l-r): chris boardman, gemma atkinson, andrea mclean, graeme obree:
DHL First Nation Home

Celebrity competitors in the dhl first nation home challenge. Back row (l-r): Josh Lewsey, Iwan Thomas, Paddy Johns, Thom Evans. Front row (l-r): Chris Boardman, Gemma Atkinson, Andrea McLean, Graeme Obree