Need a reason to train in 2019? Take part in the Ride London charity cycle challenge and raise money for your chosen charity!

The event takes place on 3-4 August 2019. The main ride is 100 miles, starting at the Olympic Park and ending at Buckingham Palace (outside not inside!). Riders have 8.5 hours to do the ride, which is a fairly achievable 12mph. However, there are also a few different routes, including a 46-mile ride, and an entry-level, 19-mile fun ride starting at Esher Racecourse – ideal if you just want to have a go.

Riding for charity means you’ll be more likely to guarantee an entry. Entry costs vary depending on the charity you’d like to support – for example, costs are around £20 for an entry to support Prostate Cancer, £40 to ride for British Heart Foundation or £60 for a London homeless charity. Each charity expects about £500 to be raised by each rider.

We’re delighted that one of our members will be taking part, so we’ll be putting on special training sessions for all of our members who enter. Once you have confirmed your entry for your chosen charity, contact angela.gillingham@stroud.gov.uk and we’ll get started.

Having an event to train towards is a great way of staying focused, and if we can get a good group involved, we’ll also help raise your profile and assist with fund raising!

To find out more about the Ride London challenge, visit https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/