Motorpoint is lending its support to a bid by former Motocross World Champion Jamie Dobb to raise thousands of pounds for charity by cycling from Spain to the UK next month.

The UK's leading car supermarket group has agreed to become one of the main sponsors of the marathon bike ride, known as ‘The Cycle of Wishes', which will see Dobb and Emmerdale Farm's Kelvin Fletcher, better known as ‘Andy Sudgen' (together with three others) travel 1,000 miles in aid of the Make-a-Wish Foundation - a charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people with life-threatening illnesses.

The group will embark on their grueling 10-day journey during the Catalonian Round of the 2008 MotoGP on June 9th. They are expected to finish at the British Grand Prix at Donington Park on June 18th. They will be joined along the way by a host of motorsport celebrities including Kawasaki's John Hopkins and Ducati's Marco Melandri. Members of the public will also have the chance to cycle join them (subject to raising a minimum of £3,000 in sponsorship money).

Says Gary Warren, Co-Founder of Motorpoint: "I have long been a fan of Jamie Dobb and when he approached me recently about backing his ride, I was delighted, on behalf of everyone at Motorpoint, to offer our support - particularly given that the funds being raised are going to such a worthy cause."

Adds Jamie Dobb: "We really need your support in raising as much money as possible for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. All donations, no matter how small, will all be gratefully received."