The 2018 Event
This year we're looking forward to seeing our two fantastic riders Ray Fielding and Chris Graves take part in the 2018 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event on Sunday 29 July 2018 and raise vital funds for our service.
You can join us for all the action in the race aftermath too and meet our riders at Green Park, London, for our annual get together picnic in the park to celebrate this year's RideLondon success.
The best part is you can enjoy the get together for FREE - just turn up and meet our charity riders and staff team on the day!
Meet Ray and Chris. Both have known each other for a while and have decided to cycle for us at this year's event. Take a look at their stories!
Competing in his third Prudential RideLondon Surrey-100 for Ability Bow, former fiancier Ray Fielding is challenging himself to raise more than £1,000 for our service.
Our Essex-based rider Ray, 56, has finished the last two events in a trail-blazing time of five and a half hours and has set his sights on finishing in around five hours this time around!
Committing himself to a gruelling 120 miles per week of pre-event training, Ray - who recently completed an 80 mile training trip to Cambridge - is not shy of giving supporters something to cheer!
Ray says: "The training run I completed in 2017 to Cambridge was very amusing to various tourists at the city's King's Parade, as I'd just cycled 50 miles of the route through a thunderstorm and stopped for a cuppa en-route!"
If you're convinced by Ray's commitment to our cause:
Fellow friend to Ray and keen cycling competitor, Chris Graves, is really looking forward to starting his first charity challenge for Ability Bow.
The 61-year-old teacher has already taken on various sportive events and has rode for many years.
With a target of at least £550, Chris is hoping to exceed this significantly.
Chris says: "Ability Bow is a really unique place and any donation you give to the gym goes to helping so many different people with varying conditions who can do it - all with your help!"
**Please note Chris' RideLondon donations page will be available soon**
Who Your Donations Help
Money raised for RideLondon through your generous donations for our cyclists can go towards helping to create our new One to One service; which supports those members at our Ability Bow gym who are recovering from some complex long term health conditions and disabilities (and may require longer term one to one support with our dedicated instructors).
Ranging from brain tumours, spinal conditions and cancers, our Ability Bow members are making some remarkable progress, including:
- Grace's path from a wheelchair to walking again>>
- Graham's story on surviving an avalanche and re-living his dream again thanks to our gym>>
- Albie's route from six months in hospital to walking unaided>>
- Lorraine's astonishing recovery from a life-threatening brain aneurysm>>
- Sherner's superb success following a stroke>>
Your donations can save the lives of our members and connect them to the people, places and physical and emotional tools they need to feel fitter and stronger, for longer.
If you would like to make a general donation to our service, why not vist our VirginMoneyGiving page>>
No matter what you donate, it all makes a difference. Thank you!
Every year our Ability Bow Prudential RideLondon riders - including Ray and Chris - tackle 100 miles of London's legendary landmarks and Surrey's spectacular countryside; all to raise money for our charity.
With a route best known for hosting globally renowned professional cyclists, our impressive amateur entrants will begin at Stratford's Olympic Park and weave through the capital; taking in some awesome sights such as the Houses of Parliament and Tower of London.
The bicep-building biking path then sees competitors sweep through Hampton Court Palace and enter Surrey; with highlights such as the splendour of the Surrey Hills - including the special summit of Box Hill - and Newlands Corner.
Moving back through Kingston-Upon-Thames and Wimbledon, the remarkable route reaches its finale at The Mall, where our riders then disembark and meet our Ability Bow team in the post-event meet-and-greet area in Green Park.
Celebrate With Our Riders On The Day
After our riders complete their Prudential RideLondon routes, they make their way to Green Park to our meet and greet area under the 'A' marked signgage at one of the park's various trees.
We're pretty visible with our Ability Bow banners and T-shirts and we'll be on hand to introduce the riders to you.
So why not join us at our great RideLondon get together picnic in the park at 12pm where (weather depending) we can all enjoy a chance to:
- Catch up on the event
- Meet new faces - including gym members, trustees, volunteers and our staff team
- Find out more about our charity
- Eat some snacks and nibbles and perhaps taste a glass of bubbly!
If You Can't Attend
Can't attend on the day? Not to worry - take a look at the various ways you can keep on top of the Prudential RideLondon Surrey-100 - as well as all of the other weekend's RideLondon events - below!
Watch At Specific Parts Of The Route
If you can't make it into central London, you can of course watch the RideLondon Surrey-100 from various spectator points.
See points on the route where you can cheer on our riders and find the latest travel and road closure updates>>
Watch On TV
The RideLondon events are scheduled to be broadcast live on BBC and Eurosport throughout the day.
Keep Up To Date Online
Want to keep up to date with our riders online?
Download the Prudential RideLondon App for iOS and Android and track our riders' position and timings here>>
Find Out More
Need to find out more about the big day?