Bid on Ebay to walk the last mile with Richard Dunwoody

  • Fans of the former champion jockey Richard Dunwoody can now bid to walk with him on the last mile of his epic challenge in Newmarket on Friday.

    Since 29 May, Richard has been walking one mile every hour — 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours — to raise money for Spinal Research, SPARKS, The Alzheimers Society and Racing Welfare.

    On Friday lunchtime, Richard will walk the final mile onto Newmarket racecourse accompanied by Lester Piggott — and the highest Ebay bidder.

    The lucky bidder will not only walk the final mile with two racing legends, but also Weatherbys hospitality and a day’s racing at Newmarket.

    “We’ll start at 2pm, walk round the back of the racecourse, through the stands and then finish at the finish line at 2.20pm,” said Richard.

    The former champion jockey told H&H this morning that he was on target to finish on Friday.

    “Everything’s fine — physically I’m fine, but it’s quite tough mentally,” he said.

    “The first two or three weeks were hard, but once I got into a rhythm with it, it’s been much easier.”

    But he added that he is looking forward to a “reasonable sleep” afterwards.

    To bid to walk the last mile with Richard, visit http://tinyurl.com/np78p9

    For more information on his challenge, and to follow Richard’s progress, visit www.twitter.com/richarddunwoody, Facebook (Richard Dunwoody-Challenge) and www.dunwoody1000mile.com

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