The Prudential Ride 100. There is no other closed-road event like it.
Many Baroudeurs and their families have celebrated cycling in the fun and accessible ‘Free Cycle’ ride in central London. Followed by the excitement of watching the world’s best pro-cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.
For those out there with the mind and physical abilities to do a little more, then there’s always the opportunity of riding 100 miles of closed roads across the finest parts of west London and the most popular landmarks of the capital.
One of our members, Malcolm, aka ‘Crazy Legs Senior’, enters the 100 mile event held on a wet and cold morning this year. All for a very good cause.
This is Malcolm’s story:
The Real Deal
Dear fellow Baroudeurs,
Excuse my cheek in sending you this missive. I trust you and yours are fit and well as we all are here.
In a rash moment I decided to enter the PRUDENTIAL RIDE LONDON-SURREY 100 which takes place on Sunday, 29th July. I am looking for Sponsors to help me to raise funds for the NSPCC and am hoping that you might see your way clear to help by donating a pound or two (or more if you can spare it) to my Just Giving account.
If you feel you can support me, please use this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Malcolm-Sargent4 which will take you straight to the right spot to donate. I have a commitment to meet a target of £495 but wouldn’t it be great if I/we can exceed this figure.
Many thanks in anticipation of your goodwill.
It was one hell of a ride
With continuous rain and gusting strong wind. Certainly my toughest ride ever and I was glad I had put in quite a few training sessions up and down the Surrey Hills.
I would have preferred an earlier start than 9 o’clock, by which time I was already soaked to the skin just queueing to the start. Got to Hampton Court only to find the 100 route had just been closed off. Along with several other riders, we thought it had closed a bit early. We were re-routed onto the 46 ride. After having battled the wind to Hampton Court, the return was, naturally, easier with the wind more at our tail.
Cycled home from the finish in London to add some miles, so cleared 75 miles for the day with rain all the way. Assuredly, 100 miles on a clement day would have been far easier. If you think a 25% rebate is justified, applications (in triplicate) will be given appropriate consideration.
Thanks again and kind regards,