HELP for Heroes has announced the route that will be taken by Dawn Raid, which is part of the charity’s 2013 Hero Ride calendar.

The team of cyclists will set off from the recovery centre at Tedworth House in Tidworth at 2am on Sunday 2 June on a 100-mile route to central London, with riders passing through Wiltshire, Hampshire and Surrey.

They will be retracing the tracks of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race heroes, before taking a turn into south London and to the finish at Blackheath Common.

The ride is designed for competent cyclists who thrive in a timed challenge, will enjoy the adventure of night-time riding and will have enough energy left at the end for the 10-mile Hero Ride London grand finale from Blackheath to the Horse Guards Parade.

David Richmond, chief operating officer at Tedworth House, said: “At Help for Heroes we are really excited about Dawn Raid.

“It is the charity’s first ever sportive designed with confident cyclists in mind that offers a very different type of challenge, great scenery and an adventure of a lifetime.”

To find out more about the Hero Ride and to register for Dawn Raid, visit