After months of training and hard work, Team Prevent took on RideLondon, raising an incredible £100,000 for our charity, with more still to come in!
The rain thankfully held off as our supporters pedalled through the traffic-free streets of London on August 4, joining thousands of other cyclists for what was an exhilarating ride.
Amongst our supporters was NutriBikers, a team of research dietitians who work closely with us at the Nightingale Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, consisting of Katharine Sellers, Mary Pegington, Cheryl Lombardelli, Sarah McDiarmid and Michelle Harvie.
Miles for Melanie, a team of 36 doctors from Manchester University Hospitals Foundation, brought together by Adam Dobson, who were cycling in memory of their colleague Melanie Osborne, who sadly passed away from breast cancer earlier this year.
Team ‘One Leg One Boob’, headed up by para-cyclist Sally Hurst, also took on the challenge, joined by her friend and BBC Sports reporter, Tanya Arnold, Stacey Copeland and Denise Wallace.
Prevent ambassador, singer and presenter Michelle Heaton also took to the 46-mile route, cycling with Team #PedalToPrevent, who were able to share their stories and experiences of breast cancer, and support each other on the cycle.
And a huge thank you to Team Alliotts who had 25 riders taking part from both their London and Guildford offices! As well as many volunteering to help the charity over the weekend in London. Well done guys!
It was truly amazing watching every member of Team Prevent – who had donned our special jersey, designed by Fat Lad At The Back – crossing the finish line, and we are so grateful to every single person who took part. We’d also like to thank everyone who has sponsored our team, raising money to help us prevent breast cancer for future generations.
We’d also like to thank Prudential RideLondon-Surrey for having us as the first ever Charity of the Year partner for the 46 – we’ve had a great time! Now, who’s signing up for 2020…? Places are available in both the 46 and the 100 below!