Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Challenge was Wet Wet Wet

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On 10th August, 81 intrepid cyclists braved the atrocious weather in London and Surrey to complete The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 challenge to raise funds for Beating Bowel Cancer.

The riders, who included the captain, Matt Dawson, and our own chief executive, Mark Flannagan, had to ride through miles of torrential rain; in some places cycling through water which was higher than the level of their pedals.

The going was treacherous, so the Beating Bowel Cancer team were relieved and delighted to welcome the riders safely over the finishing line. Over half of the riders also came along to the Beating Bowel Cancer reception afterwards at the Royal Over-Seas League near Green Park in central London for some lunch and a well-deserved massage.

Due to the weather, organisers decided to cut out the two major hills on the course.

Mark Flannagan said “It was a sensible decision to not do the hills as the conditions would have been desperately dangerous. Coming down off Leith Hill is dodgy at the best of times. But during a storm it would have been reckless. So the organisers definitely made the right decision.

He went on to say “The ride was one of the best things I ever did. I can't say it was enjoyable. Who would in those conditions? But I am glad I did it.”

The Beating Bowel Cancer team of riders, who had travelled from all over the UK to take part in the event, joined 24,000 other cyclists taking part in The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, which started at the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park, went through central London and Surrey before finishing on the Mall.

Congratulations and a massive thank you to the whole team for their effort, determination and generosity in finishing such a demanding challenge on behalf of the charity.

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