Cycle 100 miles for YMCA in the world’s largest cycle event and raise money for local homeless young people…
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100
Sunday 31 July 2016
Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.
YMCA has secured a handful of charity places and is looking for supporters who can complete the challenge alongside the 26,000 other participants, as well as raising money and awareness for our local charity. Amongst many other community activities, our YMCA provides nearly 400 units of accommodation for homeless people, including supporting young people and families who find themselves in this difficult position.
Your sponsorship can help deliver life-changing work with young people who are at risk of homelessness, or find themselves needing to live in our hostel…
- Local girl, Jess, has been kicking her drug habit, whilst also winning a place in the Homeless FA England football team – watch her story here.
- One of our Watford residents, Subhana, has transformed her life, escaping from abuse and now working as a YMCA youthworker – watch her journey here.
Every penny can help us make a difference and we ask that every rider targets £600 sponsorship.
All cyclists taking part in the 2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 must ride a roadworthy and permitted bike. Check out the Rider Info page for a more detailed explanation of the bikes that are (and are not) permitted in the 2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.
Local riders will be invited on a short series of training rides in the challenging Chiltern hills to help them prepare for the course itself, as well as receiving a YMCA water bottle to help keep hydrated in training and on the day itself.