Thank you and a massive congratulations to the 66 cyclists who braved the wet and windy weather on Sunday 29th July, taking on what is known as the world’s greatest festival of cycling; the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey. 51 cyclists took part in the 100-mile event and 15 cyclists took part in the 46-mile event.
Around 25,000 cyclists took part in the event, starting from the Olympic Park in Stratford as early as 5.45am, continuing south west to Hampton Court, then down through the Surrey boroughs of Woking and Guildford, before taking on the hill climbs of Mole Valley on the way to the spectacular finish line at The Mall, Westminster.
Dedicated spectators took to the roads to cheer on the participants, including CRY Volunteers and Staff who were encouraging Team CRY. They supported along the route early in the morning at Piccadilly, Dorking, Oxshott, Wimbledon and near the finish line down The Mall, in Westminster. CRY’s Chief Executive, Dr Steven Cox, was supporting on the route at Newlands Corner.
The cyclists were congratulated and welcomed back at the meet and greet area in Green Park and then taken to the Hilton Hotel for a well-deserved shower and massage. The massages were given by our friendly volunteer massage therapists. Team CRY riders were given a #CharityHero medal along with some snacks and refreshments. After taking their photos and meeting the friends and families of Team CRY, it was lovely to speak to the team about their experience. It was wonderful to meet so many of Team CRY.
The 66 cyclists in the CRY team were:
Roger Ardley; Paul Barnes (in memory of James Phillips); Nick Blomfield (in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); Anthony Britch (in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); Pete Chapman (in memory of Oliver Griffin); Andrew & Kate Clough (in memory of Charlie Craig); Mike Cox (in memory of Freya Cox); Darren Davies (in memory of Danny Brown); Marco Del Toro (in memory of Rob Crozier and Simon Tweedie); Darsh Dhillon (in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); Enda Duffy; Jeanne Edeam; Wayne Edgecock (in memory of Kris Cook); Christopher Ellis-Keeler (in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); Robert Field (in memory of Ethan Jones); Dermot Fisher (in memory of Michael Fisher); Alison Fitzgerald (in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); Kiley Ganderton (in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); Hayden Green; Matthew Green; Steve Halkyard; Peter Hannant (in memory of Freya Cox); Joshua Hayman (in memory of Oliver Marsden); Jon Hedge (in memory of Alex Hubbard); Andy Hunt (in memory of Matt Hadfield); Costas Ioannou (in memory of Isabelle Tudisca); Ben Jacobs (in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); David Leigh (in memory of Jonathan Andrew Leigh); David Lloyd (in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); Samantha Manning (in memory of Lily Webster); Alan & Alison Mayger (in memory of Claire Mayger); Iain McArthur; Pat McEnaney (in memory of Freya Cox); Gary & Paul Murgatroyd (in memory of James Murgatroyd); Steven Murphy (in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); Gary Nestor; Annie and John; James Ogilvy (in memory of Angus Ogilvy); Mark Openshaw; Simon Potashnick; Richard Quin (in memory of Danny Brown); Sandie Robertson (in memory of Kris Cook); Becky & Ian Robson; John Hayman; Mark Rose (in memory of Freya Cox): Samuel Saunter; Kim, Nancy and Pete Shaw (in memory of Freya Cox); Kate Sheehy (in memory of Ralph Murwill); Helen Sinden; Richard & Russell Smith; Joseph Stuart (in memory of James Murgatroyd); Jack Sutherland (in memory of Gideon Baws); Andy Tait (in memory of Kris Cook); Paul Turnham (in memory of Freya Cox); James & Simon Vevers (in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); Andrew Warner (in memory of Phillip Goillau); Andy Wilding (in memory of Freya Cox) and Daniel Wilson.
We are so very grateful to all of our cyclists for taking on this challenge and for choosing to do so for CRY.
We would like to say a big thank you to the CRY volunteers:
Andy Clarke, Krisztina Cserhalmi, Samantha Hack, Diana Hunt, Ben Leamon, Hollie Montague, Becci & Arthur Robinson, Josh Skelding, Julien and Rowena Upson and Sarah Wright.
Thank you also to the Hilton, Green Park Hotel for hosting our post-event reception. All the photos from this year’s event can be viewed on our Flickr account.
CRY has charity places for next year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 & 100 event. The ballot will open for the 100-mile event on Monday 6th August 2018. If you would like to cycle for CRY next year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To enter the public ballot, please visit the RideLondon website.
If you’re interested in taking part as a member of Team CRY in the 2019 Prudential RideLondon please complete the interest form below.