Matt Tebbutt gears up for RAFA Rides

21st April 2023
RAFA Rides 2023

We’re delighted that BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen presenter and RAF Association Ambassador Matt Tebbutt is joining us for RAFA Rides 2023.

Matt has been busy training for the 100-mile challenge, that will take place at the grounds of Kendrew Barracks, formerly RAF Cottesmore, in Rutland.

“I’m delighted to take part in RAFA Rides this year. I had the chance to speak to some of the team at last year’s event and the atmosphere was amazing. That inspired me to get involved this year, and I can’t wait to hit the road with the other cyclists and raise as much money as possible,” said Matt.

Matt, who has been a keen supporter of the Association since 2019, has a strong family connection to the RAF, with both his grandfathers serving in the RAF Regiment during the Second World War.


“The Association works towards a goal that is particularly close to my heart: to provide vital help and support to the RAF community. I’m really proud to raise awareness for the Association and its important work through my role as an Ambassador.”

Last year’s RAFA Rides saw 800 cyclists from 11 countries come together to take part in our in-person and virtual events. Together, we raised over £100,000 for the Association’s work to provide much-needed help and support to millions in the RAF community.

In 2023, we’re going even bigger, with international Air Force charities holding their own simultaneous cycling events across the globe.

If you’re taking part in RAFA Rides 2023 and looking for a tasty snack to fuel your training sessions, check out Matt’s banana bread recipe

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