Endurance cyclist starts ride ’round the world’ at home for our Who Cares Wins Appeal – but he needs your help – The Sun

ON ‘yer bikes, folks! And your treadmills or rowing machines.

Today people all over Britain will be riding, running and rowing without leaving home in aid of our brilliant Who Cares Wins Appeal to raise £1million for NHS workers.

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At 4 o’clock this morning endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont and 79 friends will climb on static bikes in their homes to ride around the world in time for tonight’s Clap for Carers.

They are each riding 240 miles and being sponsored for £1 a mile.

That’s 18,000 miles the equivalent of once round the world – and they will be raising at least £18,000.

And they want YOU to join in.

If you are on lockdown and have a turbo bike or a spinner, a treadmill or a rowing machine why not do a few miles on it today and donate a quid a mile.


Or, you can clock up laps around your garden – and donate a quid for every mile completed.

If you have been furloughed why not spend the day doing a shift for the NHS?

Or, if you are working from home you could spend you exercise hour on a machine by running, cycling or rowing.

Maybe you could clock up a handful of miles walking around the house or the garden.

The idea of the world in a day challenge is to clock up the miles and raise money for the Who Cares Wins Appeal in aid of NHS charities without leaving home.

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BRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.

But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?

The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.

The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.

We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.

The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.

No matter how little you can spare, please donate today here


Mr Hutchison, founding patron of the Saltire Foundation, pledged to give £1 for every pound raised by the virtual bike ride up to £50,000.

Father-of-two Mark Beaumont, 37, who biked around the world in 78 days in 2017, will be riding at his home in Edinburgh, plans to stage a World in A Day event every Thursday until the end of lockdown.

Find out more at worldinaday.com.

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We are backing a proposal by Lord Ashcroft to honour our health heroes with the gallantry gong given for acts of bravery that did not take place in battle.

A No10 spokesman said: “The NHS is doing a fantastic job and the nation will want to find a way to say thank you when we have defeated this virus.”

SAS hero Andy McNab added: “The award of a George Cross would show an emotional appreciation.”

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