Race the Plane has done it again… 2018 is the hat trick!
His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex was on hand to cheer on over 400 Heathrow colleagues and partners cycling to beat a United jet as it made its way across the Atlantic to New York in the airport’s annual Race the Plane charity challenge. The challenge, now in its third year, aims to raise over £100,000 for the DofE charity and Heathrow Communities Trust.
The cyclists collectively needed to beat the plane’s cruising speed of 530mph to win their race against the Boeing 767-400ER as it made its way from Heathrow’s Terminal 2 to Newark Liberty Airport in New York.
During the eight-hour challenge, 28 teams made up of 13 cyclists had 30 minutes to cycle as quickly as they could on stationary watt bikes under the iconic Slipstream in Terminal 2 to cover distance more quickly than the plane.
For the third year in succession, we’re thrilled to say they managed it! This years challenge saw our cyclists beat the United flight and raise vital funds for our charities. You can see the individual and team results on our results page. Check out the gallery for over 300 photos of the event.