The last Sunday in July 2016 was the date of the Ride London, the capital’s weekend of cycle events – now expanded to three days – is in its fourth year.
David Collier and John Davies from Concept Management along with Jeff Lea, a fellow cycling enthusiast, undertook the Ride London Surrey 100, a vast, 100-mile closed-roads sportive, which this year saw up to 27,000 people take part.
Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 forms part of the London 2012 Olympics legacy events for cycling. It is an opportunity to cycle on closed roads around London, and importantly for keen riders, the chance to ride a route that replicates much of the 2012 Olympics Road Race course.
It has expanded to 27,000 registrations and it goes without saying Ride London is very, very well run. It host amateurs racing for the first time, seasoned riders, people raising money for charities and fully fledged professionals racing on TV.
Our team cycled, not just for the fun and experience but for a great cause that is close to many men’s hearts – Prostate Cancer. Our team actively canvassed as many people as they could and have raised just short of £3,000.00 for the charity and gladly the figure is still rising due to belated donations, cash received and the other riders funds.
After the ride, John Davis was quoted as saying, ‘’ I would like to say to everyone who has sponsored the team and to everyone who has supported us through our gruelling training sessions, sponsorships and even the crowds of spectators who seemed to get bigger every mile, from a few people near the start to the cheering crowds at the end. They are a huge boost to all of us when riding over the finishing line, a great big thank you’’.
Donations can still be made here.