Newly formed super-group McBusted donned jodhpurs, flares and shellsuit jackets as they busted some moves on bicycles from the 1800s to the 1990s for a race across the ages to encourage the public to sign-up to this year’s Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Cycle.
Ahead of their highly-anticipated tour, which kicks-off in April, Busted’s James Bourne and Matt Willis joined the McFly boys, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd for a one-off cycle race to get the nation geared up for the Cycle events taking place at the upcoming Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games on 21st – 23rd March 2014. The public can get on their bikes and cycle 50 miles, 25 miles or get the whole family involved in a 3 mile cycle at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Cycle in Glasgow, Manchester and London’s Lee Valley VeloPark.
Tom from McBusted, who represented the 1970s on a Chopper, said: “We’ve been involved with Sport Relief for the past few years, running a Mile in 2006 and visiting projects in Uganda a year later, to see how money raised by ordinary people for Comic Relief is spent changing people’s lives. It was an emotional but inspiring trip and we want everyone to show us their awesome pedal power by signing up to help raise cash this year.”
Matt Willis was not only crowned the winner of the race but did so by mastering the art of riding a penny farthing from the 1800s. The other band members were just pipped to the post while riding their 40s wartime bike, vintage 50s bicycle , 70s Chopper, 80s BMX and 90s road-bike.
As well as cycling events for everyone, the new Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games offer the public the chance to run, jog or walk 1, 3 or 6 miles for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, or they can make a splash with the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon, and choose from a range of individual and team distances, including 1.5km, 2.5km and 5km or choose their own distance with SimplySwim.
Money raised from Sport Relief will be spent helping some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.
For more information about how to have fun, raise cash and change lives by entering the unmissable Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, go to sportrelief.com.