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Toseland´s lucky 52 Donington charity cyclists confirmed

Toseland´s lucky 52 Donington charity cyclists confirmed

A charity cycle ride at Donington Park with James Toseland, ahead of the bwin.com British Grand Prix, has sold out within three weeks of 52 places being made available to members of the public.

James Toseland´s personal sponsor Bennetts has teamed up with MotoGP's official charity, Riders for Health, with £2,704 already raised by bidders who have chipped in to take part in a cycle ride with the Tech 3 Yamaha rider, around Donington at this year´s Day of Champions on Thursday 19th June.

Those who were unable to secure a place on the ride can still support James and his fellow cyclists with sponsorship by visiting www.bennetts.co.uk and clicking the Riders for Health button. The donation button will take visitors to a secure donation page where any amount can be pledged to support this worthwhile cause. All cyclists taking part have also committed to raising further sponsorship funds for the charity.

Riders for Health trains African health workers in motorcycle riding and maintenance, enabling them to reach remote villages with the kind of regular, reliable healthcare the developed world takes for granted.

Across Africa, Riders is working with ministries of health and smaller, community based organisations, making sure they have vehicles that never break down, no matter how harsh the conditions. Riders has programmes in the Gambia, Nigeria, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Kenya, and is reaching over 10 million people.

All the Day of Champions cyclists will complete two laps of the track at Donington with Toseland – just three days before his first ever home race in MotoGP. Toseland will talk the group around the circuit while riding the Pinarello Prince bike given to him by bike insurance firm, Bennetts, as a 2007 World Superbike Championship-winning gift.

`I´d like to thank everybody who has supported me and this fantastic event so far and want to encourage as many people as possible to pledge some amount of sponsorship, however small to help support Riders for Health. It´s easy to take basic healthcare for granted in the UK, but we have to remember that not everybody is as fortunate as we are,´ commented Toseland

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MotoGP, 2008, James Toseland, Tech 3 Yamaha

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