7 Aug 2015
Early on Sunday 2 August, whilst many were still enjoying a weekend lie-in, over 25,000 cyclists took to the streets of London to cycle the 100 mile route of the 2015 Prudential RideLondon — an event hailed by The Mayor of London as “the greatest mass-participation cycling event in the world." Wearing their London's Air Ambulance cycling jerseys were 66 fundraisers taking on the challenge to raise vital funds for us.
An untypical British summer day, the sun beat down on our riders and cheer team for the duration and the previous year’s hurricane weather was a distant memory. The journey to get to the day for many was tough but knowing that their efforts were supporting London's Air Ambulance kept them motivated to tackle the training rides. Simon Owen, Partner at Deloitte and Ride London cyclist, said: “Cracking cause to support and the least I could do after the team attended my father last year when he required urgent medical care”.
A very welcome sight for our riders was our fantastic volunteer cheer team who whooped, cheered and encouraged as they sped past towards the finish line. Thank you to Ali, Doreen, James, Coco and all the friends and families who joined our cheer team.