Cyclists meet before the big Ride100

Some of the 43 enthusiastic cyclists, who will be taking part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 on Sunday 2nd August as team WSB, have joined us for a pre-race gathering at Woking Hospice. The group met to share fundraising tips and organise more training before the big event. The team has been busy preparing for the 100 mile ride over the past few months, and for some this will be the biggest cycling challenge they have attempted. Collectively they hope to raise in excess of £20,000,  which would allow our Clinical Nurse Specialists to make a total of 46 home visits to patients.

The team were also given details of the route they will take on the day, which starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and follows a 100 mile cycling route through London and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.

Sam Molnar from Byfleet was part of Team WSB last year and is this time riding in memory of Kris Cook; “On August 10th last year I started Ride London with a young man named Kris Cook. The plan was for him to stop at the Tower of London and wait for his girlfriend Nicola and friend Lucy. At the tower I said goodbye and see you at the finish line, sadly Kris never made it to the end and lost his life on Newlands Corner hill. This year I’m part of a team riding in his memory and raising money for Woking Hospice, which is dear to my heart. Both my mother and brother were cared for and made comfortable in their final hours at this special place.”

More than 95,000 riders will participate in the Prudential Ride 100 Festival and Team WSB will be taking to the roads alongside some of the greatest cyclists in the world including record-breaker Rohan Dennis, who rode the fastest individual time trial in Tour de France history, and sprint star Andre Greipel, who recently won his seventh stage win in the Tour de France and 14th in a Grand Tour.

The Woking & Sam Beare Hospices’ cyclists will be cheered on by ‘Hospice Cheerers’ located at points in Weybridge, Byfleet, Ripley, Leatherhead and Wimbledon. If you would like to join the cheering squad, please call the Fundraising Team on 01483 881752 or send an email.

You can read more about the event and how to support the Team WSB cyclists here.