Ride for a reason – raise funds for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity at Ride London in July

The popular Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 bike ride is taking place on 29 July and Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is calling on cyclists to sign up for the remaining 30 places it still has available for anyone wishing to raise much needed funds for the charity, which supports families with a seriously ill child.

The famous 100-mile challenge will see thousands of cyclists set off from Stratford’s Olympic Park before continuing along the route which takes riders past London landmarks, through Surrey’s green hills and back to the capital – all on closed roads.

There are already 50 people riding in support of Rainbow Trust. To secure one of Rainbow Trust’s 30 places by 25 May participants pay a £25 registration fee and raise £600, to help the charity support families across the country who have a seriously ill child.

Rainbow Trust enables families who have a child with a life threatening illness to make the most of their time together by pairing each family with an expert Family Support Worker who helps them at home, in hospital and in the community.

Ride London participants will benefit from professional team training days, including practice on challenging hills and dedicated fundraising and training advice. Each rider will also receive Rainbow Trust’s bright, technical cycling jersey and will be spurred on by cheering squads along the route.

Always a popular fundraiser, previous years have seen Rainbow Trust riders raise significant funds for the charity and as Bernard Bunting, who has taken on the challenge four times, confirms, it is ‘exhilarating, inspiring and exhausting’.

Oonagh Goodman, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Rainbow Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful to those people riding in support of Rainbow Trust at this fantastic event and would warmly encourage more people to take on the challenge and register. Over the years Ride London has helped us raise vital funds to support families with a seriously ill child. It is guaranteed to be a challenge for those taking part but the money they raise will help us to support families with a seriously ill child to make the most of the precious time they have together.”

To secure your place by 25 May, contact the Rainbow Trust Sports and Challenges Team at events@rainbowtrust.org.uk or call 01372 220031.

Rainbow Trust is a national charity providing expert practical and emotional support to families, where they need it, to help them make the most of each new day. It relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and thanks to the generosity of its supporters helps over 2,300 families through its nine care teams in England.

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