World Speedway champion Tai Woffinden will be putting his pedal power to the test when he takes on a brand new biking challenge on Friday.

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Tai, who has challenged himself to raise an incredible £100,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity this year, will be taking part in a sponsored cycle ride from Newport to Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium ahead of the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

Belle Vue Promoter Chris Morton and Speedway GP stars Greg Hancock and Jason Crump will also be joining the ride.

Fans are invited to cheer Tai and his team who will be setting off from Premier Inn Newport in Chepstow Row at 7am before stopping for breakfast at Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre in Churchill Way at 9am. As well as refuelling with a hearty meal they will also collect a group of lucky supporters who will join them on the last leg. The group will then make their triumphant entry to the Millennium Stadium at 10.30am.

Tai recently visited Great Ormond Street Hospital and met patients on the hospital’s Eagle ward, which treats children with kidney problems. He also saw how the money he is raising will help the hospital by funding a bedroom in the new state-of-the art Premier Inn Clinical Building.

He said: “I was really inspired by the children I met on Eagle ward – they face tough challenges with amazing bravery. I also saw how important it is for patients to have a modern bedroom with space for mum or dad to stay.

“That’s why I’m asking all my fans to get behind my challenge – every donation will help us make a real difference for Great Ormond Street Hospital patients and families from across the UK. We’d love it if people were able to cheer us along on the way.”

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Due to be completed in 2017, the Premier Inn Clinical Building will complete the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre, replacing some of the hospital’s oldest buildings with modern, world class facilities. Premier Inn team members across the UK have been fundraising for the charity since 2012, with the aim of raising £7.5 million towards the new building.

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