2017 Ride London- 30th July
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Following in the success of Team GB at Rio and celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved. The Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London. Fancy taking part? Simply complete the pledge form below, but be quick, places go fast!
Sincere thanks to our 2016 riders...
Darragh O'Brien Justgiving Page
I had wanted to get involved in a lighthouse challenge from having attended the last two Christmas lunches and hearing about the good work they do. I have been involved in construction all my life and I see this as an opportunity to give something back.
It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the Prudential London Ride 2016 on behalf of the Lighthouse Club.
It was a very well organized event. The good weather and the positive attitude made the event a delight. I enjoyed each and every moment of it and finished the 100 miles in 5 hours and 23 minutes which I was very happy with.
I am absolutely delighted that I was able to raise £2,522.54 so far and hope my contribution can make a difference in the lives of the people who need support from the Lighthouse Club.
Ryan Hollebone Justgiving Page
Like many others I watched the 2012 Olympics and the icons cycling riding through some great countryside in Surrey and ultimately through London. The result didn’t go their way that day but GB have been topping the cycle medals in the Olympics and dominating the Tour De France ever since.
I have been a keen cyclist since 2012 and have been getting out most weekends with some friends early on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Like everyone who makes the change from a mountain bike to a road bike. I suffered the embarrassment of clipping my shoes in to the pedals for the first time and then failing to unclip them resulting in me falling off in my garden the first day I got the bike. Jake was aged 2 at the time but he still managed to stand there laughing his head off while I tried to get myself out from under my new bike without looking more of a fool than I already did!! However I have only come off the bike once since that day. Without shaming myself too much I basically got overtaken and decided that I was going to catch them up. However I was so keen to get my head down and pedalling my little heart out, I missed a family walking out on to the crossing in front of me and whilst swerving to miss everything and everyone. I dropped the bike and went for a face down skid along the road. Apart from my pride and a few bumps and scratches everyone was fine.
Living on the Essex coast means that we don’t exactly have many hills to challenge us and have been wanting to ride in the Prudential Ride London event for a couple of years. The event has become for cyclists what the London Marathon is to runners so this was the perfect event to start training for.
I decided to ride on the day for The Lighthouse Club construction charity. Something that many people at Volvo CE have been involved with at some point, The Lighthouse Charity does a great job at supporting families in the construction industry at the time they need it most. Giving not only financial help but also much needed advise on everything from legal matters to welfare and wellbeing. I raised £1,340.00 for the charity and I would like to thank everyone who put their hands their pockets and supported me. Much Appreciated!!
The day itself was a great experience. Setting off from the Olympic park in Stratford at 6.20am and riding through the streets of central London with the roads closed just for the race was a fantastic experience and just like home there was little in the way of hills or slopes for the first 47 miles. At this point we got on the A25 heading south and then hit the first slope at Newlands corner. Where I suddenly wished I trained a bit more! Luckily this was also the point where I had planned to take my first break. After this I rode through the Surrey Hills including Leith Hill and Box Hill which were the toughest part of the course and well known to any keen cyclist. Next break was at 75 miles in Leatherhead where after the hills I was looking forward to a nice simple ride back to Buckingham Palace. Up to mile 91 I was in a good place and actually thinking I should have gone a bit faster. Then I came to Wimbledon Hill which after 91 miles looked more like a wall than a slope! But once at the top it was straight and level to the end. Finally finishing in 5 hours 56 minutes.
I wanted to help raise funds for the Lighthouse Charity because they do a great job at supporting families in the construction industry at the time they need it most. Giving not only financial help but also much needed advise on everything from legal matters to welfare and wellbeing.
Graham Imms Justgiving Page
I have been in Construction since leaving school in 1995. I started life as an engineer, and now happy in the world of sales.
I love my job and the industry, but we all know the dangers out there an all have the potential to fall on hard times, that's why the Lighthouse Club is so important.
At the age of 28 I had to give up football due to bad knees. At the age of 31 and after 3 years of doing no sport and having a desk job... my waistline hated me! I decided to purchase a bike and helped set up a cycling club in Suffolk which I am very pleased to say is expanding day by day. Now a keen cyclist the Prudential Ride 100 seems like the perfect challenge for me.
Awaiting full report
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The Charity has Lighthouse Clubs throughout the British Isles and overseas. These Clubs act as local fundraising organisations and are managed by volunteers. They arrange events and gain sponsorship to raise funds for the charity. They all have a connection with the construction industry and believe strongly in having fun while networking and supporting a great cause. Hope you can join us !!
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