Posted: 11 August 2013

'A challenge I entered with more enthusiasm and hope than logic'

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 was a challenge I entered with more enthusiasm and hope than logic. I’m not a cyclist and until a few months ago the furthest I’d cycled was to the shops.

To cycle 100 miles was a challenge that some would consider at the least inadvisable and others (some of my friends included – as they told me afterwards) thought totally ludicrous! 

But, two months of training later, at 6.42am on 4 August, in my purple The Children’s Society lycra, there I was on the start line in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Please read my story.


How to join our team next year, and more stories from this year's RideLondon-Surrey 100

Ballots for next year's RideLondon-Surrey 100 open tomorrow (Monday, 12 August). Learn how you can join our team for next year's ride.

Please read stories from this year's race, including:


By Kate Wareham - Fundraising and events team

Plain text

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.