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RideLondon breaks fundraising record for third successive year

RideLondon breaks fundraising record for third successive year

The Prudential RideLondon raised over £12m in 2015, with over 25,000 people completing the route around London and Surrey Riders in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 pass through Richmond Park. Photo by Jed Leicester for Prudential RideLondon The 2015 Prudential RideLondon raised more than £12m for charity, setting a new record for the third successive year.

Over 25,000 people finished the 100-mile sportive around London and Surrey in August, with nearly 100,000 riders participating in events across the weekend of cycling in the capital.

The £12m raised betters the £10m raised in 2014 and is up £5m from the total raised in the inaugural 2013 event.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP , said: “Prudential RideLondon is not just the greatest mass-participation cycling event in the world, it’s also a hugely successful charity weekend that raises millions of pounds for good causes.

“I congratulate everyone who helped to make it another record-breaking year and I look forward to seeing cyclists of all ages and abilities take to the capital’s streets again this year.”

Tragedy hit the sportive for the second year running when 55-year-old Stephen Green died of a suspected heart attack on Leith Hill, 12 months after Kris Cook, 36, died […]

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