(Pictured above: Chris Young & David Lillystone)

On Sunday 4 August, 14 cycling enthusiasts took part in the Prudential RideLondon in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT). This superb event now in its fourth year was inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic cycling in the 2012 London Games and offers cyclists the opportunity to enjoy this fantastic sport in the great outdoors through the capital on closed roads. 

The cycle challenge began at 5.45am from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and saw 11 CPT cyclists pedal the 100 mile route through the capital and into the beautiful Surrey countryside.

Our second team of 3 began their cycle at 9am taking on the 46 mile route, which follows the Prudential 100 for the first 27 miles past some of London’s iconic landmarks before taking a two mile route linking them up with the last 17 miles of the 100 race for all cyclists to finish together on The Mall. CPT cyclist Simon Bowller (pictured below) said: 

"As a keen cyclist I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in one of the biggest events of the year - the Prudential RideLondon cycle. This year I had the additional challenge of riding in memory of my father who lived with Parkinson’s for 5 years. A thrilling and emotional finish on The Mall well earned."

The team have together raised an incredible £15,000 for CPT's research into a cure for Parkinson's. We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our brilliant cyclists who took part in these two events. We are so grateful for your support and amazing fundraising efforts - WELL DONE! 

Ashley Bennett

Simon Bowller

Richard Sowter

Sion Pritchard

What an amazing achievement! - If you cycled for CPT but are not featured in the gallery above please send us a pic of yourself - we'd love to add you in!

If you feel inspired and would like to take part in the Prudential RideLondon 2020 you can enter the public ballot or register your interest in a charity place here.