Sunday, 27 April 2014

Ride For St Raphael’s

On Sunday the 10th August over 20,000 amateur cyclists will set of from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and ride their way through London and down into deepest Surrey as they complete a 100 mile journey finishing at the Mall back in London again.

Prudential RideLondon is an annual world-class two-day cycling festival developed by the Mayor of London  (That's Boris to you and me) and his agencies in partnership with Surrey County Council, celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The weekend will actually be hosting four separate cycling events, making use of the road closures to give many people a chance to enjoy a good cycle. The RideLondon-Surrey 100 includes leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics - so lots of lovely Surrey countryside to admire and enjoy along the way.

As well as encouraging many people to enjoy a bike ride, the event also helps raise money for charity. The first event last year raised over £3.5 million for charity.

80,000 people entered the ballot to take part in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 which mean 60,000 or so have unfortunately missed out on this one. However there is still a chance! St Raphael’s Hospice have Gold Bond places in RideLondon-Surrey 100. The registration fee is £50 and the minimum sponsorship amount is £400 - this will give you a place on the St Raphael’s team. You have until this Friday (2nd May) to sign up. If you are at all interested in this opportunity or would like some more information, please contact Emily Nicholls, Community Fundraiser, on 020 8254 2463 or

6 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Jeff said...

Let's hope all 20,000 of them don't follow their usual practice of riding on the pavements, cycling through red traffic lights and cycling at night without lights or it will be mayhem.

Howard said...

This is uncalled for. It will be a treat for them not to have to put up with motorists "skimming" past a couple of inches away from the handlebars, coming past only to immediately turn left without indicating, or getting in the wrong lanes at junctions or roundabouts.I won't mention the motorists on their phones, without seat belts or with unrestrained children,not signalling, with defective brake lights, with bike carriers obscuring the numberplate ,driving through red lights, towing trailers etc displaying the wrong or no number plate and emitting clouds of noxious fumes. Please do not tar all cyclists with the same brush.

Nichu said...

Hear hear. You go as far as mention the word bike and within minutes some idiot decides to come along and spout some rubbish about cycling. Especially as it doesn't matter if you go through red lights or without lights when the roads are closed! I'm really surprised that the old chestnut of 'road tax' hasn't been mentioned. Won't be long.

guest D said...

Very old chestnut, The Road Fund license was abolished in 1937. Vehicle Excise Duty that replaced it is a tax on Car ownership and is NOT reserved for roads as the RFL was.

Though personally I wished that Cyclists did comply with the Highway code and more importantly for their own safety used LIGHTS! and High Vis jackets.

Howard said...

Well,guest D I do comply and I wish that all cyclists did. I also wish that all motorists comply with the rules too.

guest D said...

I can only agree with you there. Many of the issues between cyclists and car drivers are caused by the attitude of both sides.

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