JETRide 2023

The flagship fundraising event of the Jon Egging Trust, JETRide is a popular annual cycling sportive that starts and finishes at RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire.

Choose from 60 or 100-mile RAF Heritage Trails which wind their way through the quaint villages of rural Lincolnshire. This inclusive ride welcomes everyone from seasoned club riders to the occasional cyclist.

With thanks to Ascent for sponsoring JETRide this year.


A round up of JETRide 2023

We’re delighted to announce that between our JETRide 2023 riders, nearly £20,000 has been raised to help improve the lives of the young people who we support. 

To put into context what this total means for our students; it costs approximately £1,000 per year to support a student through each year of Blue Skies (each year includes at least five in-school support sessions with our youth team, five inspiring workplace visits, a public graduation ceremony and an impact and evaluation session). Put simply, JETRide 2023 has delivered 20 years’ worth of Blue Skies support! Wow! In terms of who will receive this support; we have strict enrolment criteria with over 70% of our students eligible for Free School Meals, with the remainder being either young carers, living in care, or having experienced ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) such as bereavement or living in a household with abuse. 


JETRide 2023

Date: Sunday 24th September
Start and finish: RAF College Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Distance: 60 or 100 mile RAF Heritage Trail Entry: £35 online, £40 on the day*.
Fundraising target: £50 per rider
Start times: 8am for 100 miles, 9am for 60 miles.

*Online entries for the Cranwell event closed on  22nd September. Virtual and Myzone entries are open until midnight on 24th September.

UPDATED 25/09/2023. 

Well done to all our riders this year and thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s event such a success. Please click here to find out this year’s provisional results.

Download the JETRide 2023 Cranwell pictures  here.

The photos cost £5 each, please email with the image(s) name that you would like to purchase.



What’s included

  • Information pack for this year’s NEW RAF Heritage Trails!
  • Regular event newsletters, including mechanical, training, nutritional and fundraising advice
  • Delicious feed stations en route
  • Refreshments at the finish line
  • An iconic flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (weather permitting)
  • Fundraiser and finisher prizes
  • This year, our highest fundraiser will win a £1,500 voucher to be spent at  Merida Cycles!

New to 2023!

Having taken place in Bomber County since 2019 (where our first programmes were delivered in 2012), this year’s JETRide sees our 60 and 100 mile routes become designated RAF Heritage Trails taking in some of the county’s most iconic heritage sites. 

From our founding story in 2011, to our current Blue Skies programmes led by inspiring military volunteers, the RAF sits at the heart of the Jon Egging Trust. Our JETRiders too have a strong connection to the RAF; many are serving members, veterans, or part of the wider RAF family.

Honour the past, support the future

Both our 60 and 100 mile cycle routes will be RAF Heritage Trails in 2023, taking in some of Lincolnshire’s most iconic RAF sites. At every stop, riders will be given the opportunity to learn more about the region’s rich military history, and hear stories of endeavour, courage and adversity.

Download the RAF Heritage information here.

RAF heritage not your thing? No problem! The routes follow two beautiful circuits around the Lincolnshire countryside so just enjoy this inclusive ride in a way that suits you (as long as you are being safe at all times!).

Who will you be riding for?

When you sign up to JETRide 2023, please consider dedicating your ride to a forgotten hero or a military veteran linked to your family.

We want to bring to life the untold stories of our riders and their ancestors.

Full details of how you can dedicate your ride and tell your story can be found on our registration pages.

Pass it forward  

Just as our war heroes brought hope for the future, so money raised from your JETRide 2023 fundraising pages will help support young people from across the UK towards their own brighter futures.  

We encourage each rider to raise at least £50 in sponsorship which will go directly towards helping vulnerable young people in the UK. 

Click here to learn more about the vital work of the Jon Egging Trust and its links to the RAF, past and present. 

Explore our 2023 routes  

60 miles RAF Heritage Trail

100 miles RAF Heritage Trail 

21/09 – these routes have now been updated and are now final.


JETRide 2023 is kindly sponsored by Ascent.