Bob Champion - the jockey who recovered from cancer and went on to win the Grand National - will be visiting six of Wiltshire's racing yards on his 40th anniversary fundraising walk.

He will drop by Alan King’s Barbury Castle Stables, Martyn Meade Racing at Manton Park, Marlborough, Brian Meehan Racing at Manton, Roger Charlton’s Beckhampton Stables, Emma Ravelle’s Bonita Racing Stables at Ogbourne Maizey and Neil King’s Ridgeway Racing at Burderop,

Bob Champion was diagnosed with testicular cancer in July 1979 but, after gruelling treatment, got back in the saddle and less than two years later won the Grand National on Aldaniti.

He went on to establish the Bob Champion Cancer Trust which has raised more than £15m for the Bob Champion Cancer Research Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to treating male cancers.

Forty years on from his spectacular Grand National win, Bob has been walking a 191-mile route to raise more funds for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust.

The 191 miles represent the 191 days between his initial cancer diagnosis and receiving the all-clear.

Rather than walking a linear route, Bob has been covering the distance by walking the gallops at 40 race horse trainers’ yards and places that have featured in his long and illustrious career.

The Wasdell Group is one of Europe’s largest independent partners to the pharmaceutical industry.

Chairman, Martin Tedham, a keen racehorse owner, jumped at the chance to support essential research into treating cancer.

“Bob Champion’s story of surviving cancer and the amazing contribution he has since made towards funding research into the disease is legendary,” said Martin.

“I sadly lost my wife Carol to cancer three years ago, and of course Jonjo has also had to deal with cancer in the past, so it’s an absolute privilege to support Bob in such a worthy endeavour.”