Charity places available for Prudential RideLondon 2020

Charity places available for Prudential RideLondon 2020
Charity places available for Prudential RideLondon 2020

Charity places available for Prudential RideLondon 2020

Following the official ballot for the 2020 Prudential RideLondon, one of the world’s leading cycling events, Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has announced that it has a limited number of charity places available for those who were unsuccessful in the draw.

The Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 100, takes place on Sunday 16th August, 2020. The 100 mile cycling challenge will test the skills of amateur riders, of all ages and ability, on a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics.

The spectacular event, starting from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in Stratford, follows a route of closed roads through the capital before heading into Surrey’s stunning countryside.

With only 25,000 places available for the ride there were plenty of disappointed cyclists from the 100,000 riders who had entered the ballot.

Kate Sherwin, from Caudwell Children, says that those wishing to secure a place should contact the charity immediately to avoid disappointment. As she explained: “It’s no surprise that this event is so popular as it gives amateur cyclists the opportunity to test themselves on an Olympic course.

“Developed by the Mayor of London in 2013, this will be the eighth edition of the event and its getting bigger and better each year!

“The best action is broadcast live on TV, in the UK and internationally, and is seen by an audience of millions. It’s simply an iconic event, which is why it’s so oversubscribed.

“You don’t have to be a Bradley Wiggins to get involved you just have to have the desire and determination to succeed. The ride is suitable for all ages, including those who are retired and may have more time on their hands to train and fundraise.

“So for a registration fee of just £25 and a commitment to raise £500 of sponsorship, excluding Gift Aid, you could be triumphantly crossing the finishing line, on The Mall, on the 16th August, 2020.”

Tens of thousands of spectators, from the UK and overseas, will line the route to cheer on cyclists before 150 professional riders race in the Prudential RideLondon – Surrey Classic, shortly afterwards.

Kate was keen to stress that fundraising shouldn’t deter those who are keen to take part in the event. She said: “The Challenge Events Team will support riders in the build up to the race and will give pointers on how to go about fundraising. We will also supply you with a Fundraising Pack to get you started.

“Riding for the charity is vastly rewarding and our cause is so compelling that we find members of the public are happy to support our cyclists.

“Money raised for Caudwell Children will allow us to provide even more specialist equipment, treatments and therapies to disabled children across the UK.”

To receive an application form email: challenges@caudwellchildren.com

To register online visit the web page here. 

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