Prudential Ridelondon raises record-breaking £12 million for charity

The 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, a part of the Mayor of London’s award-winning pageant of biking, has set a brand new fundraising report for the third successive yr after the 25,564 finishers within the 100-mile sportive raised greater than £12 million for charity.

The world’s biggest pageant of biking, held for the primary time in 2013, has now raised greater than £29 million for charity in simply three years. On the inaugural occasion, 16,000 riders raised greater than £7 million and in 2014 the 20,709 finishers battled by way of heavy rain and wind on a shortened route to interrupt the £10 million barrier.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, stated: “Prudential RideLondon isn’t just the best mass-participation biking occasion on the earth, it’s additionally a massively profitable charity weekend that raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes. I congratulate everybody who helped to make it one other record-breaking yr and I look ahead to seeing cyclists of all ages and skills take to the capital’s streets once more this yr.”

Macmillan Most cancers Help was considered one of many charities that raised six-figure sums and is already exhausting at work planning its fundraising for the 2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Liz Taylor-Hemming, Problem Occasions Programme Supervisor at Macmillan Most cancers Help, stated: “2015 noticed the very best variety of Macmillan riders within the Prudential RideLondon up to now. We’re extraordinarily grateful to our 570 Workforce Macmillan riders who between them raised over £450,000. This can be a incredible complete which can be utilized by Macmillan to offer providers for individuals affected by most cancers in order that no one has to face most cancers alone.”

Occasion Director Hugh Brasher stated: “After simply three years, Prudential RideLondon is firmly established as one of the profitable fundraising sports activities occasions on the earth. We thank all of the riders for his or her fundraising work and look ahead to breaking extra data in 2016.”