Love Kingston - Go Cycle and raise money for the Mayor’s charity

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Go Cycle is supporting the Mayor’s charity Love Kingston for a cycling fundraiser to help raise money for Kingston’s communities in the lead-up to Ride London.

The Go Cycle sustainable travel team and Love Kingston are holding a series of joint events throughout July and are calling for volunteers to join the Go Cycle Love Kingston 60 second static bike challenge.

The aim of the challenge is to get as many riders to cycle a static bike as fast as they can in 60 seconds with the hope that the combined cycling efforts at each event will total 100 miles - equivalent to the length of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Love Kingston, a project of Kingston Voluntary Action, is aiming to raise nearly £1 million by 2020 to support community projects across the borough, now and in the future

Volunteers are being asked to provide a donation to take part in the cycle challenge, and anyone watching the events will be encouraged to dig deep for the community.

Deputy Leader and Go Cycle programme lead Terry Paton said:

“Through Go Cycle we’re encouraging residents to consider cycling as an alternative way of getting around the borough as well as providing the infrastructure to help people to do so more safely.

”This fundraising event is a great opportunity for local people to have fun, try out a cycle challenge and raise money.”

Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Julie Pickering said:

"I want Kingston residents to get behind supporting Love Kingston, funds raised by the community for the community. These cycle challenges are a way of supporting this while potentially getting more people on bikes, with a challenge against the clock.”

Volunteers can sign-up in advance by emailing [email protected] or they can show up to an event and take part in the challenge.

The Go Cycle Love Kingston bike challenge events are being held:

  • Wednesday 5 July: 6pm to 8pm
    Christ Church Primary School, New Malden
  • Saturday 8 July: 10.30am to 2pm
    Queen’s Promenade, Kingston
  • Monday 10 July: 11am to 4pm
    Guildhall, Kingston
  • Tuesday 11 July: 5pm to 7pm
    The Cut, New Malden
  • Saturday 15 July: 10.30am to 3.30pm
    Kingston town centre
  • Wednesday 26 July: 11.30am to 4.30pm
    Kingston town centre
  • Saturday 29 July: 10am to 5pm
    Kingston town centre (Ride London)
  • Sunday 30 July: 10am to 5pm
    Kingston town centre (Ride London)