By taking to the saddle and peddling hard, a brave team of 25 from Alliotts raised over £7,600 for charity in yesterday’s Prudential RideLondon 46. Prevent Breast Cancer was selected as the Charity Partner of the Year for the Prudential RideLondon 46, which made the event extra special for everyone at Alliotts.
Prevent Breast Cancer is a charity particularly close to our hearts; several years ago we made the decision to support it as a firm in memory of Debbie Rennox, a close friend colleague. Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer.
Yesterday’s 46 mile cycle ride was the culmination of several months fundraising efforts. We’ve held auctions, cake sales, quiz nights, dress down days, and many other random events aiming at our original £6,500 fundraising target.
We are grateful for the terrific support from colleagues, family and friends of Alliotts who have donated to help us reach our ambitous target. Whilst our cyclists took to the street, a team of volunteers were helping out at Prevent Breast Cancer's stand at the Excel.
And finally, in the words of some of our colleagues who took part:
I really enjoyed it, My first time, it was fun riding without having to stop at traffic lights and passing iconic London landmarks. -Nick Nicolaou.
I was encouraged and motivated by great people along the way, I would do it again. -Jinal Shah.
It was hard but fun, I went places I hadn’t before. I’d certainly do it again, but this time would train more. -Symone Barry-Downer.
Such a great atmosphere, everyone was incredible, amazing seeing London scenery from a different perspective, I’m now catching up on sleep and food. -Alec Wheeler.
It was a memorable day, in particular the camaraderie amongst the riders, helping each other, offering food was great to experience. -Bharat Nagda.
Wonderful, amazing, I discovered new places in London I never new existed, although I live in the City -Dolly Popat.
For me it was lovely watching people who haven’t done it before, those people were my inspiration – and the organisation of the event was phenomenal. -Mark Miles.
Such a great atmosphere, it was the first time I’d riden in 17years, but I’ll do it again next year, I’ll just start training earlier. -Lisa Chen.
It was tough, I very nearly gave up, but something made me determined to continue, and I was so glad I did, everyone was amazing. -Baldish Sahota.
I loved riding through Richmond Park but the incline at 30 miles was a real trial, but the spectators really help motivate you, seeing so many on their bikes on a Summers day in the middle of London for charity, a wonderful sight. -Alex Poynor.
I was very impressed by the determination and commitment of the team, many of whom had a very early start, and some who had not cycled before. Both the event organisation and support from the firm was superb. -Sudheer Gupta.