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Announcement: Next event is Sunday 19th September 2021

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Paul Loftus MBE

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An email has been sent out to all riders in the 2021 event to inform you that unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the UK, the Fred Whitton Challenge Steering group have made the unanimous decision to reschedule the Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge to Sunday 19th September 2021. 

Rider List Announcement

Due to the unique situation we are all facing, we are making an exception to our standard terms and conditions. If you are unable to ride in September 2021 for any reason, you can move your entry to May 2022 (08/05/22) free of charge. If you would like to do this, please email

The Event (19/09/21)

Normally the event is held on the Sunday following the May Day Bank Holiday. This year, due to the ongoing COVID situation the event has been moved to 19th September 2021.

Want to get involved?

It takes over 350 registered volunteers to keep the Fred Whitton Challenge going. If you’d like to help out at the event jobs for volunteers vary depending on location, time of day and skills. Please register your interest before the event. All volunteers are guaranteed a place on the following years' ride.

Or you can donate to any of our chosen charities. All donations are well received and go to helping fund these fantastic services in the community.