Prudential Ride 100 Cyclist supports Team WSB

Cycling enthusiasts will be awaiting the 31st July in eager anticipation as the Prudential Ride 100 takes once again to the streets. Cyclists will ride a grueling 100 miles from the centre of London and out to the Surrey Hills. Steve Parker in particular is preparing for the race after signing up to cycle for the hospices in memory of friends who were cared for at Woking. He is the top Fundraiser of the event so far, exceeding his £750 sponsorship target with a grand total of nearly £900 so far and over two weeks left to go. He joins 19 other cyclists also Fundraising for the hospices by cycling the 100 mile track.

The 59 year old lives in Woking with his wife and is a member of Woking Cycle Club although he has been a keen cyclist since the late eighties, covering thousands of miles of off-road and road tracks both at home and abroad. He will be well trained, to say the least. In the space of the last 9 months, Steve has cycled over 4,500kms, been Track Cycling 3 times, including 1 session at the Olympic Velodrome, taken part in 2 Sportives and Woking County Council’s Hill Climbs and Time Trials.

Speaking about his cycling challenge, Steve said: “on the 31st July I will be proudly sporting the WSB Cycling Jersey, which, rather than having my name printed on it, will bear the name of Dean R (Roberts), the Knaphill Athletic Football Coach and their recent Chairman, who sadly passed away in April of this year and who was also cared for in the Woking Hospice.”

If you wish to show your support for Steve through sponsoring him you can find his justgiving page here: www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SteveParker56.

You could also cheer him and the other cyclists on!

Where: Starting at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, the cyclists will push themselves to pedal 100 miles through London and Surrey, passing by our very own Sam Beare Hospice, and the scenic (but strenuous) Surrey Hills.  You can find a link of the route map here.

When: Cyclists will be setting off from as early as 6am and might be cycling until the early afternoon, depending on when their specific start time will be.

If you are interested in participating in a sporting event for the hospices then we would love to hear from you. Registration for the Prudential Ride 100 event has now closed, however there are many more sporting fundraisers coming up, and lots of other events for the whole family besides. Visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk/events for more information.