RBC Ride for the Kids has raised more than £60,000 for SportsAid as a team of 47 riders, all of mixed abilities, completed the two-day cycle from London to Bruges. Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been a partner of SportsAid since 2014 and provides financial support to 50 young talented athletes every year through the charity. The team covered 184 miles each, equating to 8,648 collectively, in support of the next generation.
SportsAid Week 2018 will see the return of the #MyMiles challenge this September as the British public pays tribute to the commitment shown by the next generation of sporting talent. The social media campaign was launched last year to shine a spotlight on the training young sports stars undertake, day after day, as well as the challenges they face. On average, a SportsAid athlete covers 43 miles under their own steam every week.
Olympic champion Adam Peaty MBE has given his backing to the next generation of British sporting talent by signing up as an official ambassador for SportsAid Week 2018. Swimming hero Adam, who received help from SportsAid as a 17-year-old, is getting behind the fundraising initiative designed to support young talented athletes aspiring to represent Great Britain at future Olympic and Paralympic Games.