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The RAF Association (RAFA)

RAFA Rides: Rutland Cycling Event

Be inspired by some of the most stunning countryside England has to offer on this classic bike ride around Rutland in support of the RAF Association. Participants choose from either a 33, 70 and 100 mile challenge.
Closes on 12/01/2019
Charity Registration No: 226686 (England & Wales) - SC037673 (Scotland)

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As part of national Bike week, intrepid cyclists are taking on this classic bike ride around Rutland in support of the RAF Association.

The event is open to all - serving and retired personnel, families, friends and members of the public. Anyone who wants to support the Royal Air Force Family.

The full day event, which begins and ends at Café Ventoux, on Wood Lane in Tugby, will pass through various villages in Rutland, with the longer routes also crossing into Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.

Air Vice-Marshal Gary Waterfall, RAF Association ambassador and supporter of the event, said: Wed love to get as many keen cyclists as we can to take part in this fun challenge through the rolling hills of Rutland and its surrounding counties.

Last year we managed to raise more than £20,000, which went towards projects supporting members of the RAF family, and were aiming to raise even more this year.

The longer routes, which includes picturesque views of Rutland Water and the Vale of Belvoir, are aimed at experienced cyclists, while the shorter 33 mile route is ideal for those new to cycling challenges.

All cyclists will receive a free cycling jersey and achievement medal, as well as a beer or soft drink and a burger, at the finish line. A live band and other entertainment will also be provided at Café Ventoux, and food stations along the route will offer delicious refreshment to the riders throughout all routes.

The registration fee goes towards the cost of running our cycling sportive, so every penny you raise in sponsorship will go the RAF Association, which is committed to members of the RAF family and delivering help and support where it is needed.






gary waterfall


raised by 28 supporters


Matt Bell


raised by 11 supporters


Michael Fox


raised by 35 supporters


902 EAW


raised by 37 supporters


James Arkell


raised by 24 supporters



Sally Varley

1 month ago

Steven Pook

1 month ago


+ £25 Gift Aid

Clare Muir

1 month ago


+ £7.5 Gift Aid


1 month ago

Good luck Rich Havercroft and all the other riders.


+ £30 Gift Aid

Nicole Ferguson

1 month ago

Come on Toby...Come on Toby...keep on biking!!! LOL Mum and Ron....£2.50!!!!

About the charity

The RAF Association (RAFA)
The RAF Association (RAFA)

The RAF Association is dedicated to supporting serving and former RAF personnel and their families. Whether it's an injured airman fighting to get back onto his feet, a young daughter missing her parent away on overseas operations or a WWII veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, we are here to help.

Charity Registration No: 226686 (England & Wales) - SC037673 (Scotland)


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RAFA Rides: Rutland Cycling Event

The RAF Association (RAFA)