Saddle up for Mayor’s Charitable Trust by taking part in Virtual Prudential RideLondon

Saddle up for Mayor’s Charitable Trust by taking part in Virtual My Prudential RideLondon

Despite the Prudential RideLondon in its regular form being postponed due to COVID-19, Kingston residents can still look forward to a free festival of cycling.

This year will see the first virtual edition of My Prudential RideLondon, which is being staged on 15 and 16 August.

You can get on your bike for one of four challenges to raise money for a good cause. One of the challenges - the FreeCycle - does not even require a bike, you can use a skateboard, wheelchair, tricycle or any wheels of your choice!

And the Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Margaret Thompson, is encouraging people to saddle up for the event in aid of the Mayor’s Charitable Trust.

Cllr Thompson has nominated Kingston Centre for Independent Living (KCIL) and youth charity Oxygen her two chosen charities for the Trust - find out more about the great work they do.

The Mayor of Kingston, Cllr Margaret Thompson, said: 

“Kingston has been pleased to be part of the route of Prudential RideLondon for several exciting years, and we don't want to miss out this year.

“My two charities, KCIL and Oxygen, are doing excellent work supporting disabled and young people in the local area and will be very grateful indeed for any sponsorship funds you can raise for them. 

“It's also a chance to get fit, involve your family, friends and work colleagues and have fun, so everybody wins!

“Thank you for your support.”

If you wish to ride for The Mayor’s Charitable Trust, you need to register in advance and select your challenge at www.myridelondon.co.uk

During registration the site will provide a link to Virgin Money Giving where you can set up your fundraising page. 

How it works:

My Prudential RideLondon includes four challenges for all ages and abilities that participants can do on a route of their choice, wherever they are in the world, on either 15 or 16 August:

  • My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100: 100-mile ride

  • My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46: 46-mile ride 

  • My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19: 19-mile ride

  • My Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle: An event that allows you to set your own challenge (starting from 1km) on the wheels of your choice: bikes, push scooters, skateboards, trikes, balance bikes, roller skates, wheelchairs or anything that is self-propelled (e-bikes are fine too).

One more thing...

If cycling isn’t your thing, and you prefer running, jogging or walking, you’re in luck!

Contact the Mayor’s Office by emailing [email protected] to find out more details on a virtual half marathon in late September…!