On Sunday 30th July thousands took to London’s traffic-free streets for the capitals biggest cycling event. Ace Africa recruited 13 cyclists who agreed to take on the 100-mile biking extravaganza in support of our communities living in Kenya and Tanzania.
With an early start at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park the 2017 Prudential RideLondon100 cyclists commenced their gruelling two-wheeled adventure. Peddling their way through the closed-roads of central London before descending upon the infamous Surrey Hills to then finish upon The Mall.
The event saw over 26,000 riders take part in the fifth annual race, which was then followed by 150 of the world’s top pro cyclists who raced the 125-mile Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Thousands of spectators lined the streets throughout the day from 5.45am to 6pm – of course including the Ace Africa UK Team!
With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists from London’s 2012 Olympic Games, we were so impressed to see our 13 cyclists not only complete the ride still standing but see some seriously impressive timings. Our fastest rider to take part was Oliver Eagle who whizzed through the finish line in 04:26:48, shortly followed by Pietro Stella, John Sarsfield and Mark Stronge. Congratulations to everyone.
It was fantastic to meet & greet our steady flow of riders from the finish line and we are thrilled that our current fundraising total currently stands at over £11,500. With a few more donations coming in. From the entire Ace Africa Team we would like to say a huge thank you to our incredible Ace Africa Prudential Team. We would not be able to continue the work we do without your support.
If you would like to RACE FOR ACE in next year’s RideLondon-Surrey 100 please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.