As one of the leading custom sportswear manufacturers in the UK, Scimitar have developed a reputation for quality products amongst various sectors, becoming the go to company for charity and corporate wear.
With an endless list of premium clientele, it was inevitable that A-List celebrities would be spotted in technical garments manufactured by Scimitar, so we’ve picked out nine of the very best for you!
As far as celebrities go, it doesn’t get much bigger! In 2013, the Warrior Games were held in Colorado Springs. Supported by Help for Heroes, Prince Harry showed his support by visiting the event and participating in the exhibition sitting volleyball game.
The Warriors Games inspired Prince Harry to the conception of the Invictus Games, which have been hosted in the UK, the USA and Canada (as of next year).
Help for Heroes run 4 Recovery Centres across the UK, which was surprised with a visit from F1 World Champion Jenson Button back in 2013.
Jenson was able to see the rehabilitation work that the centres were doing first hand, before jumping on a spin bike to participate in a light training session.
As part of the 2016 Women V Cancer Ride The Night event, Rachel Riley & Susie Dent of Countdown fame became ambassadors of the campaign, helping drive participation to a record-breaking level.
Starting from the Royal Windsor Racecource, a 100km route in and around London ensues, before finishing at the racecourse. The event helped raise over £1.2 milion for its three charities – Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
Halow 250 is a 250 mile charity bike ride from London to Guildford… with a detour through France!
Raising money for the Halow Project, Damon Hill is a patron of the charity and has taken part in a number of the fundraising events so far. 80+ riders competed in 2016, raising over £76,000 for the charity.
Cyclothon UK was the brainchild of ex-Bath & England rugby union player, who described it as the “opportunity to raise funds, build a team and have a great day out in a safe track environment”.
An endurance race, the event was held at Brands Hatch in Kent, and was supported by a number of charities on the day. Over £25,000 pound was raised on the day alone.
In 2013, the PruProject Chance to Ride charity bike ride raised funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation & Chance to Shine, with Michael Vaughan taking a star role in the event.
Cycling 462 miles in 12 days, the event raised over £30,000 for the charities, smashing original targets set by Michael and the team.
Cyclist-turned-jockey Victoria Pendleton joined Michael Vaughan on the Chance to Ride campaign in 2013, returning to her humble training grounds of the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
Alongside the likes of fellow celebrities Phil Tufnell and Andrew Strauss, Victoria’s involvement helped raise awareness of the campaign, contributing to the funds raised.
As part of the Rugby Legends Cross Atlantic Cycle in September, a selection of ex-professionals took to their bikes to cycle the length of Ireland and help raise money for the CROSS Cancer Research charity.
Mike Tindall was joined by the likes of rugby celebrities Paul Wallace, Thomas Castaignède and Shane Williams on the venture, which has raised over €225,000 for the charity since its inception.
TV presenter Charlie Webster took part in the Ride to Rio in 2016 alongside Mike Tomlinson, Keith Senior and Paul Highton, with the aim of raising money for the Jane Tomlinson Foundation.
She hit the headlines during the ride for contracting a rare form of malaria during the ride to Brazil, which saw her end up in a coma. Thankfully, Charlie battled through thanks to remarkable healthcare and is on the road to recovery.
The Ride to Rio campaign raised over £22,200 for the charity.