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Sport hits the road for the Greyhound Trust

A number of greyhound racing people are hitting the road on Sunday to ride in the Prudential Ride London cycle event to raise money for the Greyhound Trust.

There are four teams, with one team of four; Mark Arkell, Carolyn Clegg, George Sell and Jon Everett, all riding the full 100 miles from the London Olympic Park to the Mall via the Surrey Hills. Three other teams will be riding a relay, where one rider sets off and is joined at the 25, 50 and 75 mile mark. The four teams are:

Mens Peloton Team

Lee Jordan (100) Danny Welch (75) Damien Wiffin (50) Tom Huntley (25)

Mixed Peloton Team 1

Zoe Capstick (100) Mark Burridge (75) Coralie Hurst (50)  Paul Millward (25)

Mixed Peloton Team 2

Martyn Wiley (100) (Romford) Louise Alder (75) Emma King (25)

Ride 100 riders

Mark Arkell Carolyn Clegg George Sell Jon Everett


Romford are well represented with trainer Martyn Wiley and Coralie Hurst and Mark Arkell from the racing office riding. Owners Zoe Capstick and Lee Jordan are both riding the full 100 miles, while owner, trophy supplier and organiser of the ride Mark Burridge is riding 75. Sky floor manager Paul Millward has been training hard ahead of his 25 miles, as has been the GBGB’s very own Tom Huntley. To you can sponsor Tom here:



On Saturday, Matt Nicholls of the Monmore racing office will be riding from Crayford to Monmore – a total of 160 miles, which will probably take him around 14 hours.

He is hopingto raise £3,500 for Ward 8 at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital (specialising in liver and small bowel problems). He has already passed the £3,000 mark for this cause. For more details go to