Radio 1 presenter learns to become a jockey

The jockeys riding at the Cheltenham Festival have undergone rigorous training and preparation over the years to compete at the biggest Jumps meeting in the world.

It takes a dedicated practise and fitness regime to be in shape to compete at the highest level and Radio 1 Newsbeat presenter, Simon Mundie, has recently been given a spin of what it takes to be a jockey.

Simon received an afternoon’s coaching at the British Racing School from Michael Tebbutt, who was himself a jockey for 25 years and rode a winner on every Flat racecourse in the country.

Watch Simon’s coaching over on the BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat website.