On Sunday August 4 a team of brave cyclists took on RideLondon to raise money for Friendship Works. Pedal to pedal with celebrities such as James Cracknell and Boris Johnson, Team Friendship Works braved the 100 mile event which took in some of London’s most iconic landmarks and much of the beautiful Surrey countryside.
The biggest ever cycling event in the UK was not just a physical challenge for our participants but a fundraising challenge as well. From doing the entire race in a tutu to arranging street collections, the team came up with amusing and innovative ways to raise money for us.
RideLondon was a wonderful spectator event as well with thousands of people filling Green Park. Amongst them were our fundraising team, waiting to celebrate with a picnic as our riders crossed the finish line. It was great to see everyone still smiling and to hear all about the race, from taking on Box Hill to losing lights and other bits of the bikes along the way!
We are extremely proud and grateful to everyone who took on the event for us and would like to invite anyone who has been inspired by their example to consider doing a challenge for us in the future. Events like this provide us will a valuable source of income and mean that we can continue to provide much needed support to some of London’s most vulnerable children.
If you would like to discuss an idea for a challenge event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.