Ride London 2019
The event celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Prudential RideLondon-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 RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.
On Sunday 4th August, eight fabulous cyclists took on the Ride London to Surrey challenge for St Luke’s Hospice, where they cycled 100 miles from London to Surrey. Collectively they raised over £4,000 for St Luke’s Hospice.
Also cycling for the St Luke’s Hospice team was Benjamin Bareham, who was very happy with his finished time. You can see Ben below, taking a well-earned rest on his collection of wattle bottles and bags. Shoes off and all smiles after pedalling for just under 5 hours. Benjamin said, “It was an amazing day. I went as fast as I could. I don't know how I got so fast!? I’ve really noticed it in the last few months. I loved every minute of it. So, thank you St Luke’s.”
Adam Conway, who took part in the ride, was eager to share his feedback to St Luke’s Fundraising team. Adam said, “Thank you St Luke’s. It was a tough challenge. I had to dig deep and grit my teeth to get over the hills. There were lots of people lining the route, cheering us along, which was a big help. The atmosphere was also positive amongst the riders too. Everyone was in upbeat sprits. It was great to be part of an event that raises awareness and funds for great causes.”