This weekend saw SPEAR’s third year of participation in Ride London, a gruelling 100 mile cycling event that starts at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, leads cyclists over the beautiful Surrey hills, and finishes on The Mall in Central London.

This massive feat was taken on by seven impressive cyclists, all with varying backgrounds in supporting SPEAR. There was a mix of new and long-term supporters, and one cyclist who is actually a SPEAR client.

Ride like the wind

SPEAR sends a huge THANK YOU to all riders, Leo, Dan, Jane, Alan, Pete, Jamie, and Edd, for all the hard work put into training and fundraising.  It’s great to know that cycling friends were made along the way. We hope you recover in time for next years event! Your activity on social media was important in raising what looks to be our highest total raised at a Ride London event so far.

Jane used as her inspiration the stories she heard from clients SPEAR’s recent 30th Anniversary Event saying those stories will get me  through the hundred miles.  I’m going to ride like the wind for SPEAR! She commented on the race saying Ride 100 was an amazing experience – cycling on closed roads and having so many charities and public cheering along the way, it doesn’t get better than that!”

Edd finished the ride and was glad [he] could provide some funds to a great charity.

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Another big thank you goes to all the supporters at Ride London, old and young. SPEAR supported the cyclists in Wimbledon, just 10 miles from the finish to give the cyclists a much needed push to the finish. SPEAR supporters were also close to cheerers from Evelina Children’s Hospital and Scope so many thanks to them for supporting our cyclists as though they were their own.

Thank you to One Foundation for supplying refreshments for us at the 90 mile mark. Our cyclists were very thankful for this

Watch this space for the total raised for SPEAR. If you want to Ride London for SPEAR next year we have 20 spaces available so send an email to fundraising@spearlondon.org to register your interest and for more information.

Ride London 100 2018 - SPEAR Riders