British cyclist Mark Cavendish, widely considered one of the best sprinters of all time, became involved with Right To Play during his time with Team Highroad in 2007 and in 2009 took part Right To Play’s inaugural bike ride. In 2011 Mark was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award the same year. In 2012, he visited Tanzania to help raise awareness for our programs and was “blown away” by how play helped children cope with their daily struggles. In 2013, during his nuptials to Peta Todd, Mark asked family and friends to donate to Right To Play in lieu of wedding gifts. In 2015 Mark named Right To Play as an Official Charity Partner for his annual Rise Above sportive.
"Sport has the power to inspire young people, to build self-esteem, confidence and leadership and to create extraordinary opportunities. Right To Play's focus is both essential and unique and I'm fully behind their work."