Olympic Stars Join Ride Around London
by Henry Peacock
Ride around London will be welcoming two Olympic hopefuls to come and join and participants on the day. The event [Sunday 30th September] will use a 115 mile + 60 mile route, taking in some of the best the south-west has to offer.
The event is being organised by the Charity Access Sport and Andy Cook Cycling who try to help young disadvantaged children from inner city communities fulfil their potential through sport, cycling is just one of these disciplines.
Pro Cyclist Armitstead
Lizzie Armitstead, British track and road racing cyclist said: “Cycling has grown in popularity so much over the last few years, and what better way to celebrate the sport in 2012 than to get on your bike and take in some of the best cycling London has to offer?"
Olympic Champion and Access Sport Ambassador Rebecca Romero will also be showing her support by taking part in Ride Around London, along with 1000 other riders. Participants will follow in the tracks of Team GB cycling stars such as Cavendish and Thomas, who only a month before will have climbed the iconic Box Hill nine times in pursuit of Olympic glory in the road race.
Rebecca Romero said about the event: “Getting involved with Access Sport has given me the opportunity to be part of a genuine legacy. Events like Ride Around London help raise funds for disadvantaged children from inner cities, helping to tackle social exclusion, inactivity and obesity."
Climbing Box Hill
Funds raised from the event will be used to allow Access Sport to continue to deliver quality community sport, including cycling facilities, to children in the most deprived areas of London and Bristol.
Ride Around London boasts fully stocked feed stations for lunch and a hot meal at the finish, as well as chip timing, full first aid and mechanical cover and access to showers and changing rooms at the finish. Optional baggage transfer and transport service will also be available to ensure riders have the smoothest journey possible.
To register please visit: www.accesssport.org.uk/ride-around-london
Ride Around London 2012
- 30/09/2012 - London
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