After weeks of glorious sunshine 83 riders took to the very wet roads to take part in Ride London 100 for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices on Sunday 29 July.
This now iconic ride starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London venturing into the Surrey hills and coming back into London finally finishing in front of Buckingham Palace along the Mall covering 100 miles of car free roads.
Our team of riders trained for months in the build up to this event and many of them took part in the two training days at Dunsfold race track that were organised by our hospice events team.
One of the riders on the day was Tony Spouncer who took part in the event in memory of his Mother Liz, he has raised over £1000 so far from sponsorship from friends and family.
“I chose your charity following my family’s experience with Woking Hospice during my mum’s last days” commented Tony “It was such a difficult time for us all but the hospice was there for my Mum to feel comfortable and at ease and for us to be with her whenever we could be. We couldn’t have asked for more in support, compassion, time and dignity during our darkest hours”.
“Collectively our riders have raised over £24,000 so far which is an amazing amount” commented Rachelle Barnett, Events Manager “we are incredibly greatful to everyone that took part in what were very hard riding conditions with the rain and the wind especially in the Surrey hills but they all kept on smiling “.