RideLondon 100 Charity Places (again!)

The club has received several approaches inviting WSCTC members to apply for charity places on the Prudential Ride 100 ride on Sunday 4 August 2019 (and we already have 2 blog posts on this topic from other charities).  Rather than bombard the web site with multiple blogs, here’s a quick summary of the approaches we have had (this will be updated if we have more requests):

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) – details at www.rnib.org.uk/ridelondon

UNICEF – details at unicef.uk/ridelondon

Genetic Disorders UK – details at http://www.geneticdisordersuk.org/getinvolved/cycle#prudentialridelondon

Oakleaf Enterprises – details at https://www.oakleaf-enterprise.org/ridelondon1002019/

Action for Children – details at  https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/how-to-help/fundraising-events/prudential-ridelondon-surrey-100/ only £50 registration and £50 minimum sponsorship. Email Megan

So, that’s plenty of options to choose from if you would like to participate in this impressive closed road event whilst helping to support these very worthy charities.


Cyclists needed

We have received this request from 2 students at the University of Surrey. ( I think Level 3 cyclists are those who occasionally do Sportives and time trials)

We are looking for level 3+ cyclists to be involved in a study on ‘The effects of carbohydrate mouth rinsing on time trial performance’

We are 3rd year students at the University of Surrey and completing this study as part of our dissertation. 
Details on the study can be found on the attached poster. We would be very grateful if you could share this to any level 3+ cyclists who may be interested in taking part.

 Thank you in advance, we appreciate any help you can provide.

Kind regards,

Georgina Grimble and Sadie Lock

Ride London 2019

About the charity

We have received a request to promote this charity who is recruiting cyclists to ride for them in this year’s Ride London event:

Genetic Disorders UK is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 1141583) with a vision to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by genetic disorders.

While individual genetic disorders are rare, it is thought that there are currently more than 6,000 diagnosed disorders and new disorders are being identified every day. 

It is estimated that 1 in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. This means that in the UK, 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed each year and more than half a million children and adults are living with a genetic disorder.

Our mission is to be the leading source of information and support for both those affected by a genetic disorder, and the charities and patient groups that support them, by bringing together everyone’s combined experience in a place it can be shared.

More info is on our website: http://www.geneticdisordersuk.org/getinvolved/cycle#prudentialridelondon

Prudential Ride London, 2019 – Charity Places available

For anyone who was unsuccessful in the recent ballot, or who just fancies the challenge of participating in this year’s Prudential Ride 100 (on 4 August 2019, 100 miles on closed roads, starting at the Olympic Park and ending on the Mall via the Surrey hills), you might like to know that Oakleaf Enterprises, a locally based charity that works to provide vocational training for those suffering from mental health issues, has up to 30 charity places available for anyone who can commit to raising at least £250 for the charity.  In addition to a place on the ride, you will get a personalised Oakleaf cycling top and support for completing the Ride 100 application.

For further details and an application form, click here or send an email to for full details.

2018 Photo competition – and the winner is……

After a long (and heated!) discussion, the committee finally agreed a winner for our 2018 Photo competition.

Over 60 excellent entries were received and it was very difficult to make a unanimous decision, however the winner was eventually deemed to be:

Derek Tanner

with his very wet ride photo.

You can see all the other submitted entries below – sorry if you don’t agree, but the Committee’s decision is final!

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