Ride London for Katharine House!

Steve Rowley, Richard Swann-Thomas, David Walker, Kevan Wassell, Cath Jenkinson, Mick Rowley.
Steve Rowley, Richard Swann-Thomas, David Walker, Kevan Wassell, Cath Jenkinson, Mick Rowley.

Cyclists are being encouraged to enter the Katharine House Hospice ballot for one of their 10 Gold Bond places for the 2015 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100. The event taking place on Sunday 2nd August 2015 is an amazing opportunity to cycle past many of the iconic landmarks of London on closed roads.

Last year 26 cyclists applied for the 10 Hospice Gold Bond places. The lucky 2014 riders were Cath Jenkinson, David Walker, Steve Rowley, Richard Swann-Thomas, Kevan Wassell, Nevil Bland, Steve Terry, Mick Rowley, Mick Bourne and Andy Slee Together they raised over £10,000 for Katharine House Hospice. Those unable to ride will be cycling in the 2015 event.

Event fundraiser James Lunney said “Demand for places shot up last year after the event was publicised on BBC. Over 50,000 applied for places for the 2015 event in just 72 hours so 10 of thousands will miss out on spaces. We are fortunate to have got the gold bond places and this means our supporters can share the fortune too. It really is one not to miss. Every year it costs £2.7m to provide our free care services, events like the Ride London really help towards this huge figure.”

With just 10 places available, names will be drawn in a ballot on 12th January 2015. Those interested should contact the fundraising team on 01785 270808 or email fundraising@khhospice.org.uk. Each Gold Bond entrant has a fundraising target of £750 which the Fundraising Team and previous participants will advise on how to achieve this. This will be an amazing £7,500 for patient care.

For further information about this and other events contact James on 01785 270808 or jlunney@khhospice.org.uk or book online at the Hospice website www.khhospice.org.uk