Pump up the tyres for London ride

Tom Hopkins and Robert Davies who took the RideLondon cycling challenge for the Sara Lee Trust in 2016. SUS-170315-102557001
Tom Hopkins and Robert Davies who took the RideLondon cycling challenge for the Sara Lee Trust in 2016. SUS-170315-102557001

Local charity, The Sara Lee Trust are appealing for cyclists and enthusiastic fundraisers to set wheels in motion to take on the 100 mile Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 challenge on Sunday, July 30

The Trust’s fundraising manager, Maria Gonet says it is a fantastic event. “It offers a traffic-free ride,” she said. “Riders start in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follow a 100 mile route through London to Surrey’s stunning country roads and hills before returning to the capital to finish in spectacular style on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.”

Tom Nixon - who has previously raised funds for the Sara Lee Trust SUS-170314-160823001

Tom Nixon - who has previously raised funds for the Sara Lee Trust SUS-170314-160823001

The event is described as having leg-testing climbs along a route made famous by the world’s finest cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, and a truly spectacular event for all involved. Participants must be able to complete the cycle in 9 hours and cycle safely in a large group of cyclists. There are some restrictions on the type of bicycle that can be use. The Trust has a limited number of places available for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for a fundraising commitment of £400.

Maria added: “In return for your support, the charity will provide you with online fundraising advice, give you a personalised sponsorship form and provide you with a Sara Lee Trust T-shirt or vest.”

The Sara Lee Trust is a small, local charity which provides specialist counselling, therapeutic group activities and complementary therapies to people in Hastings and Rother living with cancer and other life threatening illnesses; with support for their families and carers. For more details call 01424 457969 or email mariagonet@saraleetrust.org, visit www.saraleetrust.org or www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk